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  1. Waistlist - 2018

    Just turned down my offer. Hope one of you gets it!
  2. Ubc vs u of a

    Hi again Goldman! Hope everything's going well in Toronto. Do you have a sguestimate as to how many from UBC applied? Part of my problem was that in the last two years of my undergrad I just felt "trapped" by Vancouver, and that I was really very disconnected from the school community in general. I guess that might not be as big an issue in law school. I don't like the idea of out competing so many of my peers in UBC and UVic, ending up with a covetted biglaw job along with its hardships, but then not being able to afford a comfortable life/house for the foreseeable short term between work/loan repayment/cost of living. If I come out with 150k in debt I don't know when I'd be able to own a home in this city. The 20-30k salary difference would at least cover rent comparatively, so I could save/pay off my debts faster. I grew up in Regina. Even now when I visit it isn't abnormal to walk by a stranger in a park, say hi and have a nice chat. People are also much more open in say a cafe or bar. That said, I too have many lifelong friends in Vancouver, but they are extensions of social circles and work. For example, I only really made 3 or 4 friends I'm still in touch with from UBC, but that's my personal experience. In Regina I still keep in touch with random people I met when I visited. Anyways. All this input has been extremely helpful, and thanks for the responses. At this point I'm leaning towards UBC. Hopefully I can find a decent place to live.
  3. Apartment hunting

    Thanks for the input! I'd be looking up places and setting up appointments before arriving, if that makes a difference. I was planning to move at the end of August regardless, but would coming at the end of July generally be a better idea to look at places then?
  4. Ubc vs u of a

    Thanks for the info! Would you say the population as a whole is friendlier in Edmonton? And during winter, does the city just turn into a deadzone as everyone hibernates?
  5. No, I didnt bother emailing them. The original email said I was high on the waitlist though.
  6. Ubc vs u of a

    Hi everyone. Just got my acceptance to UBC and now I'm kind of torn. Initially I'd thought that I'd choose u of a regardless but now I'm not so sure. I've read the reasons to go to schools and what not but here's some background info: - ideally I want to work in Toronto, Calgary is a second choice. I'm not so interested in working in Vancouver due to the market and cost of living. - nyc is a pipedream, but I haven't heard of anyone from U of A working in new york - I'm honestly kind of sick of Vancouver, but I've never lived in Edmonton and moving to a new place may be nice - cost wise, I could pay the same for rent and live on my own in Edmonton, whereas I'd definitely have to live with at least one roommate in a probably smaller place in Vancouver. Anyways, I guess to sum it up my primary concern is my employment outcome. Do I have a better chance of working in Toronto if I go to UBC? My next big concern I guess is quality of life during school. In Edmonton I'd be living around city center, and people seem to say positive things about the lifestyle there, minus the winter. I went to UBC for undergrad and I honestly found myself bored most of the time, but Vancouver has a much better music and food scene. Advice would be awesome.
  7. Accepted today, 91.38-45 depending on how they calculated my drops.
  8. Accepted off waitlist today. Index is 91.38-91.45, depending on how they calculated my drops
  9. They offer their locs at prime if you ask for it, and most people get it. Otherwise it's prime +.5. Prime is 3.45%. you could have just googled it. Actually, the calculator they linked you would answer your question. I guess they just assumed you knew what the prime rate is. I'd recommend reading over the threads about the Scotia psloc. There are quite a few, the two on the front page cover pretty much every detail.
  10. Apartment hunting

    Hey everyone! I'm planning on making a trip to Edmonton to look for apartments/sign a lease. How long should I plan to stay? Is it pretty normal to be able to view an apartment and sign a lease the same or next day? Would I be better off coming at the end of July or early August if I wanted to move in two weeks before classes? Lastly, the general vibe I get from previous threads is Whyte is the place to live. What about grandin or Oliver? The units I see there seem to be more modern and a better deal. Thanks!
  11. 1L Grades Feedback For NY

    Is it pretty safe to assume that if you aren't from an Ontario school, McGill, or UBC, you're wasting your time applying to nyc firms for summer positions?
  12. I'm not going to UBC for law but I was there for my undergrad. Its a pretty commuter heavy school but I think Kitsilano is a very popular area for UBC students. It takes 15-20 minutes by bus (depending on where you are in the area). My friend was living with 4 other people in a (sizeable) house, they were paying about 900 each. While going to school I lived at 41st and knight. I rented the top floor of a house with two friends (1800 sq ft) and we each paid 600 a month. Transit in Vancouver is great, the bus took about 30-45 minutes (depending on traffic). Honestly, anywhere relatively close to campus I'd say expect to pay 900 at least. I know a friend who lived on the UBC grounds in an apartment, he was paying roughly 1000 a month. And it was tiny. Living anywhere along the Canada line would be ideal. The main routes to get to school by bus are on Broadway, 33rd, 41st and 49th, so anything along there is fine (the Canada line has stops on each of those streets). It would also be much cheaper to live farther from campus, though maybe not on Broadway. If youre open to a basement suite, a friend of mine pays 850 a month for a one bedroom, and he lives at 29th and Fraser. I'd use Craigslist to check (I think the norm for the rest of Canada is Kijiji) for available rentals to see what's available, but in my experience itd be difficult to find something for less than 700 with one roommate, and generally I wouldn't recommend living alone if your taking loans to pay for school. If money is a concern, the marpole area is ok I guess. You're relatively close to a SkyTrain station, the bus to get to school is very close, and there's food + groceries nearby (also a great donair place). The apartments are a bit on the older side but they're cheap(er). You are, however, gonna be pretty far from fun stuff. Hope that helps.
  13. Waitlist 2018

    Waitlisted. Cgpa 3.26 B2 3.5, L2 3.45 Lsat 169
  14. Accepted to Western 2018

    Is it safe to say that there won't be any more acceptances sent out until April at this point?