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  1. Windsor Rejected 2018

    They generally don't send out rejections until later in the cycle.
  2. Windsor Rejected 2018

    I wouldn't worry too much about it! A combined program has different standards and looks for completely different things in your application. There are also simply less spots they can give out. A rejection is nothing to worry about re: your application for the single program. Your EC's sound great, your GPA is fine, and hopefully the February LSAT went a bit better for you. Don't worry about it too much - this cycle is still early!
  3. Queens vs Windsor

    Great choices to have! Queen's is a fantastic school that places very well in jobs across Ontario and across the country. I have a few friends there and they all speak really highly of the program and the student body, and overall I think it would be a great spot. I'd still like to make a case for Windsor though - I'm currently a student there and think it's a hidden gem. It's a fantastic school with a great faculty and a really good group of students. Don't base your impression of it off of your interaction with staff and the data leak. Since you've already been given so much info in this thread already I'll just touch on an aspect of Windsor's program that I think will appeal to you: Windsor does place students on Bay Street. As much as people like to disagree, it is a perfectly good option, and if you choose that route - with hard work, good grades and good interviews, you can make yourself an excellent candidate for a Bay Street position. Windsor also is particularly strong in offering opportunities in other areas of work, be it in the public sector, the MAG, NGO's and charities, legal clinic work, etc. There is a lot of support at the school if this is a career path you wish to explore, and there are excellent experiences throughout the school year and during the summer to explore these areas. I'm certain Queen's would have comparable opportunities - but just wanted to share my thoughts on how Windsor is an excellent school for someone who does not know what type of legal career they want because of the diversity of choices available.
  4. Referred to Admissions Committee

    I would agree that that's how they run through applications - but remember, because of the holistic nature of the admissions process, there are many different interpretations of "strong" or "competitive". "Strong" might be a straight-A student who has had a bit of volunteer experience and a demonstrated interest in an area of law that the Faculty specializes in. It can also be someone with several years of practical work experience who didn't do as well in undergrad. So while your theory is probably right, the admissions system at Windsor makes it generally confusing and unpredictable overall... Which I understand isn't too helpful to you, but just keep waiting! There are many more months of this cycle, and there will be a lot more movement
  5. Montreal Salary Bump

    I'd have to completely disagree with this. Montreal IMO has way more diversity in activities than Toronto. I'm partial to restaurants and cultural attractions, but for a mid-to-late 20s person I really think it has a lot to offer. St. Laurent is purely an undergrad McGill area. There are so many other areas, each with their own different scenes and demographics. Griffentown comes to mind - an up-and-coming area filled with 30-something professionals, good nightlife, and many places to live. Miles End is popular too. The city itself has an abundance of really high quality restaurants, and a food scene that I'd say is better than what Toronto has going on.
  6. Wait List Single JD 2018

    The waitlist will move, don't worry about it. Your stats are good and they definitely want to see a tailored PS and good EC's.
  7. 2018 1L Toronto Recruit

    Not to my knowledge. In the A&B email also, they mention they will only be in touch if they can offer you an interview.
  8. legal podcasts

    A Windsor Law professor whose focus is on self-represented litigants, Julie Macfarlane, has a podcast that's updated quite regularly. I've enjoyed listening to some episodes - they all explore a different theme or topic, and are quite interesting.
  9. 2018 1L Toronto Recruit

    ITC from Aird & Berlis this evening
  10. 2018 1L Toronto Recruit

    Congrats! What is the actual meaning of ITC? I received a PFO from Davies today (I know what that abbreviation means...).
  11. As you said - it's so hard for people here to guess and predict because Windsor's method isn't based on numbers at all really. Working part-time and your volunteer experiences are great strengths though, and your L2 is really competitive. I think you have a good chance!
  12. Chances? 3.86 cGPA, 159 LSAT, Access

    Access is entirely unpredictable for people on this forum to guess about your chances, because the nature of the category is that the school will look at your specific needs and judge you more holistically than a regular applicant. That being said, your CGPA is great. Take a look at the "Accepted" threads for past years in the sub-forums for the schools you listed. You compare nicely to those who have been accepted in the past.
  13. Currently a 1L Single JD - Ask me anything!

    I'll jump in, 1L Single as well. 1. Nope, all 1L classes are full year (with a few exceptions) so you'll most likely have a midterm during the december exam period and then a final in the april period. Some other classes are structured with papers instead, so a few papers throughout the year and then a final in april. 2. While I enjoy some of the topics, it's not the most interesting class I've been in. 3. Community Legal Aid and Pro-Bono Students are the two most prominent volunteer projects. Both are decently competitive, but you will find an opportunity that speaks to you somewhere at the school. There's lots to get involved with. 4. Some professors give past exam questions to help you out, yes.
  14. Great work everyone! Regardless of your score, be proud of your accomplishments and what you've dedicated yourself to.
  15. Read over and internalize all the other responses here because I think everyone's covered what you should be reflecting on at this point. I won't beat it to death - but just to summarize how this can be a good learning experience for both your future education and life: While the easy way might seem great because it is "easy", think of how people get places. Is it mostly through "easy" ways? Perhaps in some circumstances... What about "hard work"? That sounds a little more right... The more difficulty and rigour that you can impose upon yourself, the better. It will prepare you for the next step in your life, and will increase the chances that you are able to succeed, and ideally thrive. I'm not going to bring any more analogies into this conversation at this point because I believe you get the picture - but use this as a learning experience to frame and contextualize how you'd like your education to play out. If law school truly is something you want to do down the road, you still have many years to go. Don't look for "easy" paths where you skip out on learning something or bettering your work ethic. Seize these opportunities and actually accomplish something.

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