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  1. Rejected from Osgoode 2017

    "I can move on with planning for Queens" I may be way off here, but I'm pretty sure that means 3rdGen is in at Queen's.
  2. Rejected 2017

    You initially said "Western is undoubtedly more difficult to get into. Ottawa's class is almost two times larger how can you really argue otherwise?" to CrimNation. I'd say the use of "undoubtedly" and "how can you really argue otherwise" is shooting someone down. You're right, though, you did eventually say "to each their own" and that it's all subjective - so good on you for that. I think we've successfully hashed this out - the lawstudents.ca version of the Thrilla in Manila.
  3. Rejected 2017

    That's fair. I'll accept that it's a generalization that works in most instances. I just took issue with you basically shooting down the poster you were responding to by simply saying that Ottawa's class size is twice as large as Western's. For what it's worth, Osgoode has a larger class size than Queen's and Western, but I don't think you would say it's easier to get into Osgoode than those two simply on that basis. Yale and Stanford have lower acceptance rates than Harvard.
  4. Rejected 2017

    You stated that class size is an indicator of difficulty of admission to a law school. That is an incorrect statement because there's more to it than that. I used extremes because that's how you attack arguments like the one you made - by showing extreme examples that make it crystal clear how flawed the argument is. In your above reply to my post, you've mentioned the concept of acceptance rate, which is good because that's a more nuanced approach than the argument you initially put forth. Like I said, I was simply attacking your original assertion that larger class size = easier to get into. Also, since you pointed out my mistake (you're right, Harvard has the second largest class, not the largest like I said) I guess I'll have to point out one of yours - Harvard doesn't have the lowest acceptance rate.
  5. Rejected 2017

    Using class size as a proxy for how difficult it is to get into a particular law school is stupid. What you're implying is that because Ottawa's class is larger than Western's, that means it is harder to get into Western. Harvard Law's class is the largest in the US - does that mean that it's easier to get into Harvard than (insert shitty, small US law school)? On the Canadian side of things, U of T has a larger class than Lakehead - does that mean it's easier to get into Lakehead? Don't simplify things simply to support your own views.
  6. Waitlist 2017

    Your username rang a bell from lurking this forum a few years ago so I went through your post history. You indicated several times that you scored a 160 on the LSAT (you said you got the 160 on the June 2015 LSAT, so the score hasn't expired). Now you are saying that you have a 158. Is this 158 a typo? Please explain this.
  7. 3.84 cGPA to %

    There is no way to convert a cGPA value to a percentage value - you can only do the reverse (for individual grades). Use your transcript to calculate your percentages (take into account weight of courses). I don't understand how someone can have a 3.84 cGPA and not be able to figure this stuff out.
  8. Biographical Sketch on Uozone

    Same thing happened to me haha. Glad I'm not the only one.
  9. Chances? [2.95, 3.68, 163]

    Osgoode's median LSAT is 161 - says so on their website. So how is 163 an average LSAT? And please don't say because Ryn's tool says so.
  10. Next Wave of Acceptances?

    Do schools publish the number of offers they give out? I don't see this information online. I thought they only published information pertaining to the number of applicants and the number of people who enrolled. I hope you didn't equate the enrollment numbers with the number of offers given out, as the former is always a much smaller number than the latter due to the fact that not everybody who gets an offer will end up enrolling.
  11. Next Wave of Acceptances?

    Where are you getting this 50% assumption from?
  12. should I rewrite a 160?

    Is English your first language? I hope you don't take offence to that - I'm genuinely curious. I think a 3.36 cgpa/3.7 L2/160 would give you a solid shot at Western and Queen's. Take a look at past Accepted threads and you'll see many people who have been accepted with similar numbers. That being said, it's obviously always beneficial to have a higher LSAT, so if you feel like you can improve your score, I would go for it.
  13. February LSAT

    The fact that Ottawa hasn't made a decision on your file yet doesn't necessarily mean that they were waiting for your February score. They may have just not gotten to your file yet.
  14. Accepted to Ottawa 2017

    Did you bother looking at the posts in this thread? Look at the posts directly above yours - there's people who said they were admitted with <3.5 GPAs.
  15. 158 after a 3rd try....quite devastated

    jessica123 v. BlockedQuebecois is pure theatre.