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  1. Possible free parking in Toronto?! If this is true/possible I want in haha.
  2. This topic tends to come up quite often on the forum, and I think the most sound advice time and time again is to go to school where you would like to live/work... want into the Toronto market? Pick Toronto... want to live in BC? Well, you get it. Want to go to NY, well your best option would probably be to go to school in New York, but you'll have the opportunity to write the NY bar whether you attend UBC or Toronto (as long as you're competitive). A lot of this revolves around the more pragmatic issues of interviewing/finding articling positions, which will eventually land you the corporate gig you're looking for (it's easier to enter the Toronto market if your OCIs are all Toronto firms). In regards to the cost, I've had several friends graduate from UofT and each of them has assured me the additional cost was not worth it, while admitting they did have great opportunities they felt they wouldn't have gotten elsewhere... So take that for what it's worth...
  3. I haven't seen any movement, but my guess would be that now that the April 1st deadline has passed for early admission decisions, they will be looking to fill up the remaining spots. Also, my general sense is that admissions decisions tend to go out on Thursdays (ish), so I imagine you'll see significant movement either in the next couple of days, or in the latter half of next week (but this is just my own speculation). Looking at past years, admissions for waitlist, etc. seem to be ongoing right into June, but nevertheless, I think the majority of decisions will be made by mid to late April... ​Not sure if that will ease your anxiety, or just make it worse haha, but good luck!!
  4. First of all, congrats on your acceptance to Osgoode. I think you need to update your acceptance for Western on OLSAS to "decline offer" and then update Osgoode to "provisionally accept" (if you're still waiting to hear back from another school. If you know you will be choosing Osgoode though, I think you can just update to a "Firm Acceptance" and that should cancel your provisional acceptance to Western. I haven't actually done this though, so if you're worried about it, you may want to contact OLSAS directly. Good luck!
  5. Thanks for the heads up on Assiniboine. I think I am leaning towards a large 1-Bedroom at Passy for 1L (sort of annoying that they all come furnished, but the convenience of being on campus for the first year seems worth it). And since I'm going to be out of the country for the majority or July/August, having my living accommodations arranged well in advance will also be a huge stress relief. Can anyone who has lived in Passy comment on the bed situation? Are the mattresses comfortable, etc... or should I consider bringing my own box spring/mattress?
  6. Congrats!! See you in the fall
  7. Currently I'm living at Yonge and Bloor, but the commute to York (a bit over an hour by public trans.) is simply not feasible. I'm wondering if anyone can speak to the various housing options available (I'd be looking for a one-bedroom place that is pet friendly - I have a 5 year old Husky - just to give a general sense). How is the on-campus housing (Assiniboine, Atkinson)? The price seems great, but I also feel like it might be a little bit much not being able to "get away" from the law school. ​Ideally, I'd like to live within a 25-30 minute commute of the school (by public trans.) - so I was considering really anywhere located along the subway line (which hopefully will finish sometime by the end of 1L *fingers crossed). Does anyone have any experience looking for housing around Lawrence West, Yorkdale, Wilson, or Downsview? Anywhere to definitely avoid? ​Thanks!!
  8. Thanks! It was a huge relief for me for several reasons (personal and professional) haha. I was notified via email, and my oasis was updated at the same time. Best of luck, I'll be rooting for you
  9. Hi all, quick update! I contacted Vicky on Monday, spoke with her on Tuesday, and was accepted to the program this morning!! Thanks everyone for the advice, much appreciated!
  10. Got accepted this morning! ​So for all those still waiting to hear from admissions, they are definitely still sending out offers - not just waitlist - best of luck to all of those still waiting!
  11. Accepted! ​cgpa: 3.75 lsat: 160 M.A. and Ph.D. from UofT ​strong EC's (co-founded a humanitarian initiative for Syrian refugee youth in downtown Toronto, which operates a $30,000.00 yearly budget) ​Osgoode was my #1 choice, and I will likely be accepting! Best of luck to those still waiting!
  12. Essentially you log into OLSAS where you can view your offers, under the offers tab you can select whether you would like to firm accept the offer, provisionally accept, or decline. You can find more detailed information here: - hope that answers your question!
  13. I have some questions about the international public law stream curriculum and some more practical questions in regards to studying/finding internships for international law at Western. If there is a 2L, 3L, or even a recent graduate that has a few minutes to chat with me I'd greatly appreciate it! Please just send a PM. Thanks!
  14. Not sure about Queens, but my offer from Western took a couple of days to show up on olsas... I imagine it will be similar. Olsas has also been down for maintenance quite a bit over the past few days so that may also delay things slightly...
  15. I spoke with Vicky in admissions today because I have offers from Western and Queens with significant scholarship money attached (on the condition I provide a firm acceptance by April 1). She said that files are definitely still being reviewed and that I should not make any decisions until the April 1 deadline, and to hold off on informing the other schools until then. So the impression I got was that they are still reading/reviewing applications for admission, but it would seem that they are also sorting people into waitlist/rejection at the same time... I think the timing is a little strange this year because of issues with OLSAS earlier in the cycle... regardless, I would sit tight and hope for the best - after all, no news is good news as the saying goes.