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  1. Ask a 1L — 2018 Edition

    How do intensives work at osgoode? I see that western and uottawa, for example, have the month of january dedicated to one course. Does it work the same way at osgoode?
  2. Accepted to Queen's 2018

    Just got the email! General applicant, B2 3.83 (cgpa 3.61), 165 LSAT (wrote Dec 2017, only write), decent extracurriculars, BSc, MSc
  3. In Queue 2018

    Went into the queue on Jan 10 165 (edit: Dec 2017, only write), 3.61/4.0
  4. Accepted to Western 2018

    Definitely today, I checked at around 10 this morning and there was nothing, so it had to be sometime between 12 and 3 (EST)
  5. Accepted to Western 2018

    No email yet, but I have an offer in my student account! General applicant, decent extracurriculars, science undergrad, MSc (4.0/4.0), strong LORs (maybe?) 165 LSAT (wrote Dec 2017, only write), Not sure which GPA is most useful: CGPA 3.61, B3/L3 3.75, B2 3.83, L2, 3.77 edit: Last name W
  6. Ontario OLSAS - Future LSAT dates

    From what I understand, you should keep your OLSAS updated by deleting the February test date if you decide not to write it. In addition Some schools, ask that you email them to update them regarding any changes to your LSAT registrations
  7. Chances? GPA 3.61/4.0 LSAT 165

    General applicant, decent extracurriculars, science undergrad, MSc (4.0/4.0), strong LORs Also applied to Ottawa, Osgoode, Western, and UofT Not sure which GPA is most useful: B3/L3 3.75, B2 3.83, L2, 3.77
  8. General applicant, decent extracurriculars, science undergrad, MSc (4.0/4.0) Also applied to Ottawa, Queen's, Western, and Osgoode Not sure which GPA is most useful: B3/L3 3.75, B2 3.83, L2, 3.77
  9. General applicant, decent extracurriculars, science undergrad, MSc (4.0/4.0), I'm guessing strong LORs Also applied to Ottawa, Queen's, Western, and UofT Not sure which GPA is most useful: B3/L3 3.75, B2 3.83, L2 3.77 Thanks!
  10. GPA on OLSAS

    Look under academic background, it should say (separately) that whether your undergrad and grad transcripts were reviewed Both of mine have been reviewed and it says they've only received 1 document
  11. OLSAS "transcript reviewed" question

    it might be, both my undergraduate and graduate transcripts were reviewed, and i did both degrees in-province (ON) to lead off of your questions, how/when will we see the gpa's they've calculated?
  12. Hey guys, I'm a current grad student at uOttawa looking to attend law school in the 2018/19 school year. I've heard some pretty wonderful things about queen's on LS and from some friends who've attended queen's. I'm looking to write my lsat in either september or december. - My undergrad grades are 3.6 for all 4 years, and 3.75 for my best 3 and last 2. my undergrad was in biomed, which doesn't say much because the program gives you lots of flexibility. I took a more neuroscience/ molecular biology focus. - my msc is in stroke research (basic science, as opposed to clinical research), also at uottawa (different faculty). I got A+'s in both my grad courses, but I'm assuming they don't really care about those (averages were mid B+ and mid A-) - i've won a few departmental awards (undergrad thesis, poster and seminar presentation prizes, etc) - I have 2 papers, and a few extracurriculars (science-related, mostly scientific outreach, also reviewer on 2 student-run journals) I've seen that queen's favors students that show trends in grades, or have graduate degrees. Can anyone ball-park how they would look at my application? Cheers -S
  13. Dual alum looking for a hat-trick [8.18]

    Sweet, thanks! I actually grew up speaking both French and English, but my French vocabulary has deteriorated a bit by virtue of not using it as much.
  14. Dual alum looking for a hat-trick [8.18]

    Yes, that stigma most definitely exists, but when you have a good explanation for why (project, opportunity for papers, etc) people stop caring. Thanks for answering! I started studying for the LSAT this past weekend, looking to write in June
  15. Hi guys, I've been a long time lurker here, and I'd just like to start out by saying that after reading the these threads for a couple months, you guys are awesome for offering so much advice to people. I'm a recent graduate from the faculty of science (biomed). I'm currently doing my m.sc. in neuroscience at the faculty of medicine, and although I love research and science, I don't think I want to do it for the rest of my life. After talking to a few lawyers, I think that after I'm done my degree, I want to try and go to law school. After looking around, and talking to a few more people I think that IP law and business law interest me the most, but I'm not closed to any other ideas. I know it sounds naive coming from someone who's never taken a law course (I did take law in highshool, lol). My cgpa in my undergrad was 8.18. Right now I'm a reviewer wth a 2 student-run journals, and I do a bit of scientific outreach work with Let's talk science and a local student-run organization that helps 4th year honours students in science. I also have 1 publication, with another one that we're submitting soon, and hopefully 1 more before I finish (science gods-willing). I know that these are sort of open-ended question, but do you guys think I would get in here? I'm planning on starting to study for the lsat in late January (for June) Would it look bad having 3 degrees from the same school? I really love Ottawa as a city, but I'm obviously prepared to move if there's a school that will fit me better. If I went elsewhere, could I still come back to Ottawa, since my "connection" would be my undergrad and my msc? I'm originally from GTA Also, is there any good place where people have summarized ontario's law schools' strengths? The scientist in me twitches every time I read a "my school was the best because it was amazing" post when someone is asking for some sincere advice. If you guys need more info, i'd be more than happy to provide some! Thanks in advance geegees!
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