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  1. Rejection/Waitlist

    Waitlisted too but asking to be removed cGPA: 3.55 L2: 3.77 LSAT: 161
  2. Accepted to Calgary 2018

    Going to be emailing in to withdraw my acceptance as I have been accepted by my dream law school! Hopefully, this frees up a space for someone on this forum Wish you all the best!
  3. Waitlist 2018

    Thank you so much ❤️❤️
  4. Waitlist 2018

    Literally started crying when I got the call Yay so happy for you ❤️
  5. Waitlist 2018

    I was #8 and just got a call!!!!
  6. Waitlist 2018

    Waitlist rankings just came out!
  7. Should I give up?

    Nothing productive to add but just wanted to say I found this thread very interesting/entertaining to read...and of course best of luck to OP! Also, I'm going to use that phrase on my brother the next time he's being a dick.
  8. Hi there, I've been accepted by U of C and I'm currently waitlisted for UVic. I put my deposit down for Calgary already as historically the waitlist doesn't seem to move much for UVic. I was wondering if any (recent) U of C grads can speak to what it's like breaking into the Vancouver market? Is it difficult? Would my chances be better if I went to U of A? Any insight would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance
  9. Changing my mind after firmly accepting offer

    What you can do and what I’ve seen people do is try to defer for a year. That way you have a year to sort out your personal circumstances (provided they are reasonable enough for the admissions committee to understand the deferment). Afterwards you can decide if you still want to go to law school.
  10. Waitlist 2018

    Just received my waitlist email too! Stats above
  11. Low Odds, What Should I Do? (2.98)

    Just wanted to commend you on how maturely you responded I've seen some people react poorly to similar advice, and it's great that you are being mature and realistic about this!
  12. Low Odds, What Should I Do? (2.98)

    Hi @alexg1801 (I got to your post!) From what I read in similar chances threads these are the most common responses I have encountered: Most commenters will suggest that you write the LSAT first before anyone will be able to let you know what your chances are. In regards to your CGPA, if you have an upward trend and do well for your 5th year, that will work in your favour for B2 schools such as Queens. I think you'll also get other people commenting saying that you should never let your dedication to extracurriculars compromise your GPA, because most schools tend to prioritize your GPA and LSAT over ECs because the latter tends to be highly subjective. I think out of Ontario schools you should check out Windsor since they take a more holistic approach and your ECs may give you more of an edge in the admissions process. And it's ok, don't freak out. You are graduating from one of the top universities in Canada, and regardless of getting into law school or not, that is an achievement in itself! Wish you all the best and I hope you get that 170+ LSAT score
  13. to calculate your last two years, you take the sessional GPAs of both years and average it out
  14. Hi OP, I did a prep course with Princeton Review and I found it helpful given the structure as well as peer support. I considered Oxford Seminars too, but I liked the Princeton Review package more. I think especially since you are planning to study right away, it's better to have that kind of structure (if money isn't an issue) because you might be tempted to procrastinate right after final exams. Unlike you, I didn't start right away because of a research trip and instead began my prep course in July and finished in August. I definitely think your plan is more feasible/practical than mine with taking the July test first and then leaving September as a backup. This way if you aren't satisfied with your July score you can work on the areas where you felt you didn't perform as well in and then improve for the September test. I wish I did this because I wasn't too happy with my September score (I scored 4 points below what I was PT'ing at and was sick on the day of writing the test too) and 4th year was way too busy for me to attempt a December test. Alternatively, you can do what @providence suggested and take a year off to take the test and prepare your application while earning money for law school tuition. Personally, for me, I was super stressed out first semester of this year (my final year) with putting together my application while handling a full course load and might have done things differently had I known in advance the amount of pressure and stress. You should also check with any pre-law society in your undergrad if they have discounts/deals with prep courses. I know for my undergrad pre-law society they have a pretty good discount deal with Princeton Review which they give to everyone, even people not part of the society (I wasn't part of it). I would also suggest that you supplement your prep course with a focus on your weaker areas. For me, this was logic games and 7sage does a much better job in my opinion (https://7sage.com/logic-game-explanations/). Another tip I received from my instructor was to ignore tests before PrepTest 40, it's better to save the most recent ones for later on to practice as well because the test(s) you are taking will most likely be modelled after the recent ones. If you have any other questions feel free to PM me. I'm not the best to go to obviously because my LSAT score was pretty mediocre but I'm happy to answer more questions about the way my prep course was structured/what I felt I appreciated and what I felt was lacking!
  15. Waitlist 2018

    sorry, I'm not aware of this happening other than in Ontario which is managed through the OLSAS system!
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