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  1. Wow, I'm glad I stumbled upon this post. I was under the impression that 100K was their max unless given special consideration. Definitely booking an appointment there. Thanks!
  2. Across the board, or is this exclusive to a few schools? Last I checked, they offer 100K @ prime unless you're either @ UoT of Windsor Dual.
  3. Rejected from Western 2018

    Last two, if you don't mind me asking? Also, WOW on that LSAT!
  4. Deferred Decision

    Yeah I suppose we will... just seems pointless to have done this at all. Unless spots are being reserved for those whose decisions have been deferred (which, to the best of my knowledge, is not the case - correct me if I'm wrong), would they not be in the exact same position had decisions NOT been deferred..?
  5. Deferred Decision

    If, for instance, Western were to send out a wave of acceptances mid-April and the class were to fill up, would those whose decisions have been deferred be placed on a wait-list? I'm just trying to understand the point of Western deferring decisions... Is it just to notify students that their applications have been received and reviewed?
  6. Law School Chances - What should I do?? Help

    I didn't get halfway through this post before deciding to comment. Admittedly, I also did not test well on the LSAT. Scored in the mid-160s during PTs and a 159 on test day. The reality of the matter is that, because the applicant pool is so large, standardized tests are the only way to weed out potential candidates from those less likely to succeed. And whether you'd like to believe it or not, a lot of time has been spent designing the test so that it measures some of the characteristics most determinant to the success of future lawyers. I understand the urge to downplay the significance of the LSAT when the result isn't what you wanted, but it does make up a sizable portion of your application, and without a decent score at least, it's hard for ad-coms to consider extracurriculars as replacements for the LSAT. At best, your ECs are a valuable asset to your application, but it must be at least partially competitive to begin with. I applied last year and got railed by all the schools I applied to. It honestly sucked -- was a huge hit to my confidence. I had a long heart-to-heart with a blunt friend of mine who told me to get my shit together. That also hurt. I finished my Master's degree, took a year off, studied my ass off for the LSAT, bumped up my mark (not exponentially, mind you), and got into one of my top choices! I truly admire your passion and persistence, but that passion MUST be coupled with results. Passion and tenacity without tangible results (as unfortunate and cold as it sounds) won't get you anywhere. From the bottom of my heart, I hope you succeed. The legal community needs devoted and headstrong people like you. But do take some of the advice that's being given, it hurts but it'll ultimately help. If your GPA is the issue, apply to a grad program; if it's the LSAT, study and re-write. If this is your dream, then make it happen! Kindest regards
  7. Windsor VS. Western

    At this point I'd hope OP has made up their mind lol, the deadline for provisional acceptances was yesterday.
  8. Chances? OLSAS cGPA 3.66/LSAT 159

    Acceptances are simply unpredictable, as are the waves of acceptances. Based on western’s acceptance trend THIS CYCLE, you may get in late but most likely will be waitlisted. But again, this is strictly speculative through analysis of the stats posted on this year’s acceptance thread.
  9. Chances 151 LSAT 3.25 cGPA?

    Waitlisted at Windsor with a 159 and a 3.34 cGPA. Very hard to predict.
  10. Thank you! Appreciate the reply
  11. Put down my deposit today, was wondering if any of you know if there's anything else I need to do moving forward? Any information would be greatly appreciated!
  12. Wait List Single JD 2018

    Waitlist today. Already admitted to one of my top choices. Cgpa 3.34, L2 3.84 lsat 157 159 MA degree, extensive ECs (volunteer and work experience) strong social justice orientation in my PS and my volunteer work.
  13. Questions regarding Law

    Certainly a 2.0 and a 140 will not get anyone admitted into most if not all Canadian law schools. Which is why I said that extensive extra-curriculars can at times make up for a lower LSAT and a lower GPA. I was by no means suggesting that low marks and a poor LSAT are irrelevant if the applicant has great ECs.
  14. Questions regarding Law

    I'd just like to address one thing. Although getting into medicine is hard, getting into law school is by no means a walk in the park. First off, success in high-school level courses is not an indication of how well you will do in university-level courses. I went into undergrad with a great high-school marks, only to be slapped by reality come exam season. Courses are heavier, and much more independent work is required of you. Don't be surprised if your average drops substantially in your first term. If you find yourself in a situation similar to mine (did not do all that well in my first year), you'll have to work against the current to bump up those upper-year marks, especially if your're applying to schools which focus on your cumulative GPA as opposed to your performance throughout your last 2 years. This is only speaking of academics, which in my opinion is the lesser of the two evils when it comes to law school applications. The dreaded LSAT is considered one of the toughest standardized tests you will ever take (although that's not to say it isn't a learned skill). I've got friends in all professional fields, and most (although obviously a gross generalization) say the LSAT is the most feared, if not because it requires a diligence and attention to detail not easily replicated on other standardized tests like the DAT (dental) and the MCAT. Once you've defeated the academic dragon and have obtained a high enough average to be considered competitive by law schools, the LSAT is what typically deters a few aspiring law students from ever applying, so just be wary of this. This third portion is something I believe is important, but other law students and applicants may disagree. A well-rounded CV comprised of good work experience and diverse extra-curriculars (sports, volunteerism) is highly valued by admissions committees. Attaining competitive grades in undergrad is required, but doing so while also being actively involved in your community certainly boasts your application, and can at times (depending upon your level of extra-curricular commitment) make up for lower marks and a lower LSAT. But again, the extra-curricular claim is a double-edged sword. Volunteering ONCE at your local soup kitchen isn't going to make admissions committees think you're Mother-F******-Theresa. They look for long-standing commitments to both work and volunteerism. Medical school is competitive, nobody can deny that. But thinking you'd like to go to law school BECAUSE medical school is too competitive is inherently flawed. Both are equally rigorous ( in terms of the application process and throughout the entirety of the program). Best of luck.
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    I'm sorry but I can't get past the username and picture... LOL.
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