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  1. Chances? 3.95 153

    While working surely you could afford to take some prep courses? I know I only got so far with self-study, and was fortunate enough to land an acceptance otherwise that's what I would have been doing as well. Look at what 3 years of tuition in Law school will cost. Look how much you've paid for your undergrad, and look at your GPA compared to most prospective students (which as you know is not really "improvable" once you're finished). Once you realize that the only missing puzzle piece is your LSAT, and there is a course of action that is quite probable to improve your chances to the point of gaining admission to ANY law school in Canada (or abroad), you'll see that it's a very small investment. If you see enough improvement, there's also the potential for bursaries or awards based on performance I believe. Think about it...
  2. 1L Grades Feedback For NY

    Can I have your summaries? JK! Great work on your 1L grades, and I wish you the best. Not speaking from experience, but I wouldn't think it's expected to have an impressive resume after 1L for a traditional student. If nothing else, those EC/experiences you are referencing are probably at least as much of an asset to your application as relevant work experience for someone in your position. Good luck whatever direction you end up in, you would seem to be on the path for an impressive career.
  3. Sorry but Lucky's right. Predicting your LSAT score is a bit problematic and often not a reliable estimate. The "norm" that I've noticed and personally experienced has been test day (especially 1st time taking the test) scoring around 4-5 points lower than your recent average practice test scores. Some people who are very disciplined and well-prepared during practice might score closer to their average prep test, and I'd say barely anyone scores higher than their average practice tests (would likely be a test that fortunately played to their strengths or was easier in their weak area/s). So, unless you are currently scoring 165+ practice tests regularly under completely strict conditions, you may need to reconsider your expectations. Not everyone has it in them to write in the 85th percentile (naturally), as much as we all feel we can accomplish anything with enough effort. How many practice tests have you taken thus far, and what has your average score been in the last few? 3.63 GPA is pretty good if it is actually an OLSAS conversion. Some people get screwed on the conversion, I know I lost nearly 0.1 GPA on OLSAS conversion due to a few outliers and many grades closer to the top end of each range.
  4. U of Ottawa vs. Western for crim

    Here's a good thread on Ottawa and their accomplishments in mooting, etc by an alumnus:
  5. Mature Applicants Accepted/Rejected 2018

    You're only as old as you feel. There are more than one practicing lawyers in my small rural area who are well into their 70's (possibly 80's). It's never too late for inspiring your own change, it's never too late to challenge yourself, and it certainly isn't too late to enjoy a rewarding and successful law career if "Freedom 55" ain't your thing. I know the whole cookie-cutter cold-turkey retirement at a fixed age doesn't appeal to me anyways.
  6. Chances? (CGPA 3.83, 159 LSAT)

    This year seems to have been fairly competitive in terms of volume of applications, so it would be wise for you to peruse the accepted/rejected threads for the schools you are most interested in. There are no real hard & fast rules about what scores get you in compared to being on the fence, but if you are extremely determined you can make your own spreadsheet based on the information provided here to find out your chances based on a similar applicant pools. If you can bump your LSAT into the 160's you'll have a very good likelihood of gaining admissions to at least one of the schools on your list, you might even have a chance with your current LSAT.
  7. 2018/2019 Sessional Dates Posted!!

    My bad, it's called "Summer Welcome Day." Maybe it's just for us lowly late-cycle admittees This is what I got in my acceptance email:
  8. What now? [not hired back]

    Well the good news is you've already been given some great advice from practicing lawyers, so keep your chin up and buckle down! Ask for an exit interview if you're looking for a formal way to probe about feedback, strengths/weaknesses, etc from your current employer. I'm sure they will be happy to help you any way they can if you busted your ass for them.
  9. 2018/2019 Sessional Dates Posted!!

    The link to RSVP was in my Acceptance email. If you didn't receive it send admissions a quick email for the signup link. It's June 18th
  10. 2018/2019 Sessional Dates Posted!!

    No I hear you, I feel the same way, like there's something I ought to be doing right now. I just don't reasonably know what I'd expect them to say to me between now and the upcoming events. Like, "Hey, just checking in. Thought we'd let you know we still think you're cool. See you in June. -Osgoode" But seriously, one thing that would be nice would be an email confirmation of receiving the deposit.
  11. 2018/2019 Sessional Dates Posted!!

    Well, welcome day is on June 18th, then Orientation in August. They'll contact us about sections sometime in July, what else would you expect to hear from them in the meantime?
  12. Translation: "hahaha I haven't posted my stats, or any acceptances or rejections on this site, but I went out of my way to find yours so I can denigrate you about it to feel better about myself." You have contributed nothing to this website and it's a stretch to expect anything material out of you at this point. So, kindly fuck off.
  13. I’ve never been diagnosed with ASD or any personality disorders -so take this for what it’s worth- but I share many of the same concerns about my social aptitude as you do, and don’t think I’m alone. I’m not trying to diminish your condition by any means, but I think you are in better company than you might imagine in terms of social awkwardness among your peers. I think many of us are just projecting what we think is expected TBH. On that note, how do you feel about the idea of faking some of these traits like being chirpy, shaking hands, smiling and making minor eye contact, solely to make positive impressions? Does the implication of your ASD make these kinds of contact unbearable or simply uncomfortable? I guess what I’m asking is if you feel as though you could ever become desensitized to some of your symptoms to reduce the barrier. I’m not well versed with ASD, but know enough to realize it is a very broad spectrum and impacts people quite differently. For what it’s worth, as others have mentioned you are wonderfully articulate and I enjoy reading your posts, even on a topic that must be quite sensitive. You have already invested a lot of time, energy and funds getting this far; it would seem like a real shame to abandon your dreams because of a condition, especially during a time of increased awareness and inclusion towards disabilities and disorders.
  14. Refused 2018

    For what my comment is worth, everyone is a super special and unique individual regardless of ethnicity. I'm not entirely sure there's as much of an advantage as you might think in terms of admissions though. In Toronto for example -as the extreme case- 51.5% of the population is a visible minority, and yet 47% of the 2017 Osgoode class profile was white. So barring the typically less-diverse ethnic makeup of the 15% of rural students, and those applying from other urban centres, there wouldn't appear to be a significant advantage to admissions by visible minorities -statistically speaking anyways. Maybe it's different for McGill, I couldn't find any statistics on their class profile in terms of cultural/racial makeup.