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  1. JD/MBA - opinions wanted

    Hi guys, I'm really thinking of applying to the JD/MBA at UofT (and probably UofT only) and from what I've read on this forum, I have gathered that it is apparently is: 1) pretty much useless for law/bay street (law); 2) not that beneficial as pretty much all MBA programs in Canada are 12 months anyways; and 3) specifically re. Rotman - you might as well go to a better MBA program, such as Ivey, because the institution matters a lot more for MBAs than it does for JDs Well to be honest, I do have an interest in business, and specifically finance (which I heard Rotman is pretty good for, correct me if I am mistaken), and although right out of graduation, my plan at the moment is to secure a Big Law job on Bay Street, I can definitely see myself doing something with finance (and law if possible). I enjoy the fact that the JD/MBA is a consecutive 4 years, whereas if I were to do an MBA later in life, I would probably need to take a year off work or something. Although it isn't a big factor, it is also nice that I don't need to take the GMAT. However, would it actually be more beneficial to do an MBA later in life in order to advance one's career, as opposed to having one right off the bat? Past and current JD/MBAs, could you please provide some of your input on the usefulness of the dual degree, as well as your aspirations/goals and if the JD/MBA has contributed to that. Do you feel that the JD/MBA was actually worth it? Also, if I get into UofT law, is it likely that I will get into the MBA as well (given the stats for UofT law being so high already). Opinions from others definitely welcome as well, thanks.
  2. Should I cancel my second Lsat score?

    Sorry I meant cancelling does not confer many benefits, if any at all.
  3. Should I cancel my second Lsat score?

    Although cancelling does confer many benefits (so I've heard), since schools do not average your scores, if you're set on writing in December and really feel like you did bad on the test today then cancelling wouldn't be an unwise line of action either. A personal anecdote: I wrote in June this year for the first time and was pretty anxious, and this was coupled with drowsiness (I suspect it was from the melatonin I took the night before to help me sleep). My reading and processing speed was significantly slower than what I normally was at when I prep tested. I kind of knew I did poorer than my PT performance, but kind of hoped that the curve or luck would make up for it. Well it didn't, my assessment of my performance was right and I ended up with roughly 7-8 questions more wrong than I usually did. I also wrote it today, and I can say that I felt much more confident about my score, as I was at the same speed as I was when I preptested. Although I won't know how well/poor I actually did until I get the score. Also, keep in mind that there is a difference between feeling like you performed poorly and actually performing poorly. The former may stem simply from a lack of confidence and one's subjective perception of the test. The latter can be compared to your timed preptests (as a baseline) to establish poor performance - not only score, but time (ex. usually finish first two games in 14 minutes, today finished first two games in 20 minutes) and actual feeling (ex. could not concentrate or focus).
  4. I think you would want at least 165+ on the actual thing
  5. I think the answer to this question really depends on 1) what schools you are hoping to get into; 2) what your cGPA/L2/B3 is; and 3) what you are PTing at For example, f you have a good cGPA and L2, are PTing at 160+ and you only want to get into Western or Queens, then for sure, take the LSAT in February.
  6. So scores came out today and yada yada and I got a 160 I've already browsed these forums many times and also used Ryn's predictor. I am just wondering how I look for Western, Osgoode, and Toronto (very unlikely). I only really want Osgoode and Toronto and am already signed up to retake in September to bump my score up (what would be good enough for Toronto with my GPA? 167/168?) My ECs are decent, but by no means exceptional. I will be applying as a general applicant during my fourth year of undergrad.
  7. How to study off prep tests/mark own tests

    I would recommend the 7Sage Blind Review method (look it up) - the jist of it is circling questions that you are kinda unsure about during a PT or timed section, and after you are done the timed section/PT, before you take up the test, go back to the circled questions and give them a second go, but with unlimited time. For taking up your test, I would recommend this site: https://strategyprep.userlite.com/user/apps - you just input your answers and it takes it up for you, and it tells you what types of questions and what not you are weaker/stronger at, there's also other cool features like graphs and shit.
  8. I got screwed BIG TIME

    I'm pretty sure its normal in a lot of universities to restrict 4th year courses to only those in the program (especially since class sizes tend to be much smaller). And from what I have read on this forum, it seems that law schools could care less if you took 2nd, 3rd or even 1st year courses in 4th year (however it would be weird if you had more 1st year courses than 4th year courses in 4th year...). I don't think law schools would have any problems whatsoever if you took, for example, three 3rd year courses or below and two 4th year courses in your final year.
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