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  1. Who can i get a letter of reccomendation from?

    If she's the type of professor that will give everyone a letter of recommendation, I wouldn't even use their submission. If you don't have an actual rapport with her beyond doing well in their class, I would put down good money you're getting a form letter, and I'm not a betting man. A form letter may actually be worse than a TA's letter, as it means you basically can't get a reference. I would go to one or both of your elective profs, one if you have a manager or someone who can write one for you, two if you don't. Seeing as you're applying for next cycle, get closer to your profs you have now. My academic reference letter was from a prof I had for a single semester at the end of third year, but the work he had us doing meant I spent a decent amount of time in his office hours. That's what the game is about.
  2. Ryerson Law by 2020 - Letter of Intent

    Don't worry comrade, if we work together we can make Marx and Lenin proud. For what my two cents is worth, it's a welfare shift at its most basic level. It'll lower the cost of tuition and the rents made by the schools, in exchange for increasing the supply of lawyers and decreasing the rents earned there on a per capita basis, but possibly raise the rents for lawyers as an aggregate. I don't personally support it, but it becomes a case of how you want to measure social welfare. At the end of the day, the quality of our lawyers is party determined by the scarcity of the top tier students. It's inevitable that there will be a slight decline in standards for each school they open. Yes, mediocre students can turn out to be great lawyers and vice versa, but declining admission standards as a whole is almost never a good sign, and almost none of the students Ryehigh will be pulling in are the ones with offers to UBC, Oz, or the other national schools.
  3. Two's a couple, three's a crowd, 1997's quite possibly enough (I tried to think of rhymes, but I hated the poetry units in school....)
  4. If you can walk and talk, you can go to Brock. Walk a little faster, go to McMaster.
  5. Isn't this literally the premise of Suits, the inspiration for so many original usernames? (I wouldn't know, can't personally stand to watch it) If OP can actually pull this off, or he's finding floozies that actually fall for this, more power to him
  6. No co-sign, no hope?

    @bhaywardioOne slightly less nuclear option than asking your prof, this may still be a long shot, but do you have anyone willing to let you dip into a HELOC of theirs? I don't think you'll be able to capitalize the interest, and the rates will be a bit higher, but it's a potential shot at getting the amount of funding you need at somewhat manageable rates. It's still a case of someone taking on a decent amount of debt, but may be a more attractive option than straight up underwriting a LOC.
  7. No co-sign, no hope?

    I don't know about you, but most people in OP's family are probably unable, not unwilling. Even if everyone wanted to help out, it's next to impossible to find someone able to take on a six figure debt if something falls through. IIRC OP is from Northern Ontario, and that 100K is what I would assume to be most of the way to a house. How many people do you know who could take on a sudden extra mortgage to which they don't see any benefit? Yeah, this sucks, but I would look to asking about deferring your acceptances and working a year or two, show you can bring in real income, then reapply for a loan.
  8. The epitome of educational high risk/high(ish) reward
  9. Like usual, do whatever you enjoy, which also has job prospects (it's an investment after all). I don't personally suggest letting the fact that you want to become a lawyer influence your decision at all. This being anecdotal evidence, everyone I knew who wanted to go into law school in first year didn't even bother writing the LSAT, either their grades weren't high enough or they found school itself wasn't for them, wanted to do their time and get the fuck out. It's precisely the same logic behind why I wouldn't ever advise having the girl/guy you like/are going out with play a huge role in the decision (at the undergrad level anyways, serious relationships play more of a role the older you get). In the same vein, I know a lot of medsci kids who were dead set on going to med school completely change majors, or go into other fields with their BSc (research, pharmacy, etc). Look to get your undergrad first, and when that's coming to a close and law school becomes a distinct possibility, that's when you make the final push for it. Your four years of undergrad is a very rapid time for self-growth/discovery, and certainty goes out the window. Hence why I would never base such a large decision on hugely uncertain events. You may hate school, you might discover you make an excellent psychologist, or you may join a club and find Mongolian rug weaving with a minor in Tibetan throat singing is your true calling after joining the trivia club. Pick what you think you'll enjoy, and follow the usual advice. Keep your grades up, have some meaningful extra-curriculars, get to know your profs, basically become an interesting person. Notice how absolutely none of that advice is specific to wanting to go into law school, but applies to everyone entering postsecondary education. Of course, I'm more than willing to concede the fact that very possibly dead wrong here, and that many people aim for law school going in and a large number pull it off. It may just be the case that all that "so you want to be a lawyer" advice is dead on. Just remember that a lot of the advice you will get for those who saw through becoming a lawyer from day 1 face a huge survivorship bias. Final bit of advice, which does specifically pertain to your situation: Economics is a LOT more math than you think, none of the stuff they teach you in high school, or even first year micro/macro is remotely representative of what the program is like. Advanced macro is absolutely filthy. If you don't have serious calculus and algebra skills, I'd reconsider.
  10. Contracts

    We're not doing your homework for you mate
  11. General consensus is that it's going to be a shitload more expensive, with much worse job prospects and having to go through the NCA exams. Employers know why you, as a Canadian, got an LL.B. in the UK. We've already got a lot of Canadian-educated students that can't secure articling positions, coming from the UK isn't going to help. Just save yourself the trouble and get into a Canadian school if at all possible. If not, I really hope you were born with a silver spoon, because going to the UK is going to be hugely costly, in actual and opportunity costs.
  12. Chances? cGPA 3.67 LSAT 147

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  13. Accepting offers

    Yes, if I’m not making any mistakes. Provisionally accept the offer, leaving your wait list school open. If you turn it down after you get in, you will lose your tuition deposit, but that’s about it.
  14. Living with parents during law school?

    Honestly, if you're a halfway functioning adult, learning to live on your own is not a huge challenge. If you're thrown right into it, it'll take you a month at most to adjust. Cleaning is rather self explanatory, laundry isn't hard. Get a place that rents with utilities included and you don't need to worry about bills, just make sure there's enough on the first of every month that your cheques don't bounce. Groceries and cooking has a steeper learning curve, but definitely settles in with time. I only really started to cook when I moved out of residence in second year, but it you're willing to settle it's not hard at all. My meals aren't looking like anything out of a cookbook, but they aren't hard meals either and are decently palatable (gotta love bachelor cooking). Literally throw protein of some form, carbs, veggies and some form of flavouring to it and you're golden. Ideally, anything that scales to 2-3 meals without much additional work. You also learn what you prefer to eat and grocery shop accordingly, and cut down on the food waste of those tomatoes you've never ended up eating.

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