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  1. Thanks for your response. One thing I noticed is that quite a few Vancouver firms go to Ottawa for OCI's, but none do for Manitoba. Does the career office at Manitoba post jobs in BC/help at all with getting jobs in BC, or are you basically on your own? Also, how hard is it to get a job in Winnipeg as an outsider? I've heard it's pretty difficult to convince firms to take you on as an articling student if your entire life in is another province, as you're seen as a flight risk.
  2. Can I re-rail this thread? I am currently making the same choice of Ottawa vs Manitoba. I am from BC, and would like to move back there eventually. Right now my interest is in criminal law (although that could change of course). Ottawa seems like it would be easier to get summer internships/government jobs in, and would be a nicer place to spend three years. On the other hand, Manitoba is just about the cheapest school in Canada, and Winnipeg is likely a cheaper city to live in. Anyone have any insight?
  3. I saw this file: on the uOttawa site. If you scroll down to page 13, it has a breakdown of all the different types of articles/clerkships. Looks like it adds up to 292 students with articling or a clerkship. However, I have no idea what time of the year this data is from, or if it includes French students. Maybe someone else knows?
  4. I actually figured this out, I needed to hold down control to select more than one response. Case of me being computer illiterate rather than a problem with OLSAS.
  5. So I have received an acceptance to one of the Ontario schools that I applied to, and I am going to provisionally accept it. Is it possible to keep my applications open for more than one of the other schools? Right now it's only letting me select one that I would like to be considered for, and closing the others.
  6. I think if you are willing to broaden your horizons a little bit in terms of what schools you're looking at, you will have a better chance. Calgary and UofA both take only your last two years, and Dalhousie and Sask take either cGPA or last 2, whichever is higher. As far as I know, Ottawa and McGill are fairly cGPA focused. Queens I think takes a GPA trending up into account, but still cares about cGPA. As others have said though, you are applying as a mature student and have quite a bit of separation between your current grades and your original grades. I think you have a decent chance at the schools you've listed. Good luck on your LSAT!
  7. Essay writing can be a bit of a black hole in my opinion. I've had essays where I put in a lot of work, talked to the prof about it during office hours, gave myself tons of time to finish it, and got an A+. I've also had essays where I put in the exact same amount of time and work, and received a B or a B+, and was given no feedback. When you're in a class with 100+ students and the assignment is a 12-18 page paper being marked by overworked graduate students, grading becomes a bit subjective. It's not like a science or math course where there is one correct answer.
  8. I think you have a good chance at UofA with your current stats. Their FAQ says: "The Admission GPA is calculated using the applicant's most recent 60 units/credits (equivalent to 2 years of full time study) in a recognized university degree (undergraduate or graduate)" With your grad school grades that gives you a 3.7/163 which is above the stats of a fair amount of admitted people.
  9. So, on the application centre my status now shows "you have not started any applications". A few days ago it was saying "payment received, ready for review". Can everyone else that hasn't been accepted still view their application?
  10. Typically yes. Several schools average your scores (Alberta, UofC) and most take your highest. I know Western states they like to see a single take, or several strong scores rather than a few weak takes and one strong, but i'm not sure how much weight they put on it.
  11. Click on the red "SOLUS" tab around the top right. The bottom of the page it takes you to should have your application info,
  12. Western and Ottawa have already started acceptances, I don't see why Osgoode starting in mid December is unbelievable. They all get the info from the same place.
  13. Hey, I would strongly advise against writing the LSAT until you are actually ready. You are only allowed 3 attempts in two years, and a few schools in Canada average your scores (UofA, Calgary). I think your best bet is to focus on doing well in your final year, and then look at applying to schools that focus on your last two years. If have a good LSAT with a decent last two, your odds are much better.
  14. A 4.0/165 with a Sask connection? That would put UofS on UBC/UofT tier of difficulty to get in. I had no idea this school was that competitive.
  15. Just a heads up, this thread ( from a few years ago has a bunch of people saying they were receiving offers while the website still said "not received". It could just be a bug with their website.