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  1. Summer Jobs

    Hell All, Anyone have any ideas on getting a summer position in Ottawa. I'm a 1L, OCIs are done. I didn't apply. What are some of the alternatives? I'm not from Ottawa but I can't imagine out all of these law firms in Ottawa there aren't some that need help by way of law students. Should I just be calling law firms and asking if they are willing to hire?
  2. UK Law School

    I guess because I have abused these forums for my gain for so long. It is time to pay it forward. First off, simply not being able to do much with you undergraduate degree is never a good reason to try to get into law school. Maybe look back why you went to university in the first place. There are many good jobs out there, in fact there are many better professions than the lawyer profession. The pay in these professions are much better and you have a life. Law school is a long term commitment where awards are not reaped until probably couple of years after you graduate. So it's not really a 3 year haul, more like a 5 or 6 year haul. Combine that with the 4 years of being undergrad. The UK is a bad option because it's extremely risky. I advise everyone that brings it up to not do it. I've looked heavily into the UK, probably a bit more than others. It's simply a bad bet, where the upside is little but the downside is limitless. The bias is also real. A great indication of this is now job postings state Canadian JD requirement. I'm almost positive this never used to be the case. There is a tiny small market for UK educated lawyers but even prior to getting into that market the road is tough. I know people that went to the UK. Some are working free and some of them are working around the minimum wage range and some are doing what they were doing before goingto the UK. But I'm sure there are some UK educated lawyers that do well.
  3. Waitlist 2017

    It updates on OLSAS it takes about 2 days to upload. If OLSAS has already closed the portal for this cycle then you should call admissions asap. What you could meanwhile is to send the deposit, it will speed up the process for enrollment. By the way what was your rank, give other folks an idea of their chances. And CONGRATS!!!!
  4. Waitlist 2017

    August 31st was my deadline, so they ones recently accepted should have a later deadline. Hope this helps.
  5. LSAT Books for Sale

    I have the following The LSAT Trainer by Mike Kim (Great book) -- EBOOK PowerScore Bible Reading Comp Powerscore Bible Games Powerscore Bible Logical Reasoning 10 Actual lsat preptests Volume V Kaplan Test Prep Kaplan Test Advanced Kaplan Mastery and Timing practice (Reading Comprehension) Kaplan (I can't ermember the name it's at home) Princeton Review LSAT Premium Princeton Review LSAT Logic Games Kaplan Big orange book of real LSATs 3 official new preptests from LSAC This is more than enough material needed to prepare for the lsat. I'm looking for a one price take-all deal. I'm moving out of Toronto soon, so if you are interested act quickly. It will be at huge discount!!!
  6. Waitlist 2017

    Hey, I received my offer last Thursday, expiry is August 31st. I think we will get a lot of movement soon. Good luck.
  7. Waitlist 2017

    Is anyone ranked between 22 and 31?
  8. Waitlist 2017

    For those who are still interested: There will be a revised wait list by mid August.
  9. Waitlist 2017

    I wish you the best!
  10. Waitlist 2017

  11. Using Preferred Name on viLawPortal

    Put in brackets or something.
  12. Waitlist 2017

    Has anyone tried to call? I never get through.
  13. Waitlist 2017

    I wonder who is up next???
  14. Waitlist 2017

    question is: if they have sent enough offers to fill the class, when is their deadline? If they were offered from the unumbered list, their deadline should have passed by now. These new offers we nkow their deadline is in August. Wondering if they are extending deadlines because of the email issue they are having. Chances are those folks have acceptances at other school or they would be a bit more vested and diligent in tracking their application. Anyways at original rank of 31 and subtracting 8 because of the new offers, I'm at 23. getting a little antsy on whether this will happen or not.
  15. Waitlist 2017

    Is it too early to start freaking out?
  16. Waitlist 2017

    It is safe to say our ranks have up gone up by at least 8. I would presume it is much more than that. Some movement is better than no movement!
  17. Waitlist 2017

    Congratulations. We have some movements folks!
  18. Waitlist 2017

    I think we are all higher in the ranking by now. Just don't know by how much.
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  20. Waitlist 2017

    Well Good luck to all y'all (including me!) I really hope we all get in! Let's keep the hope alive!!!
  21. Waitlist 2017

    Just livin' that F5 life.
  22. Waitlist 2017

    This also confirms Marwaho's numbers https://www.ouac.on.ca/statistics/law-school-application-statistics/ -- find Ottawa and the total for last year 384 admitted.
  23. Waitlist 2017

    There are three main avenues leading to the common law JD degree: English Common Law Program: accepting approximately 310 entering students each year. French Common Law Program: accepting approximately 80 entering students each year. JD National Program: Offered separately by both the Common Law and Civil Law Sections, the National Program allows students from one Section to receive training and accreditation in the other Section in a unique, 8-month program designed to provide a complete bilingual and bijuridical education in the nation’s common law and civil law legal traditions. The National Program also accepts applicants with Canadian law degrees from other universities. https://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/students/programs/overview#juris-doctor
  24. Waitlist 2017

    I called, they told me within 10 business days there will be an update.
  25. Waitlist 2017

    I remember doing it every 10 seconds for my lsat score. Oh what a process!