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  1. Mature Applicants Accepted/Rejected 2018

    Congrats! I got my first rejection from U of T last night at 11PM by email, which was to be expected. cGPA: 3.62 L2: 3.67 December '17 LSAT: 157 5 years work experience as a tradesperson (completed apprenticeship), followed by 10 years operating/management experience. A few years of crisis volunteering before family life took hold for EC's. Still holding out for Western, Osgoode, Queen's and Ottawa.
  2. Well, nobody can tell you what you should do, but it sounds to me like it's a great opportunity to work in your field as an engineer! If/when you do pursue law, it's very likely you won't return to engineering work in the near future, right? As you know, no experiences are wasted and the time spent in the field might be some of the most fond moments you'll have. It will likely also help to better enrich your legal education and practice of law. If it makes sense financially, it's an opportunity that may not be available again in the future, and is something you truly enjoy, I say go for it!
  3. Generally speaking I always encourage people to take time when possible in the field to gain some perspective prior to making decisions that will set the course for the rest of your life/education/career. Whether it be after high school before undergrad, or after undergrad before graduate studies. Working in the field is quite different from what you learn in school. However, with your stats it would almost be a shame not to enroll in law school if that is where your interests lie, and the year off might in this case just set you back one year further in terms of career development, debt repayment, etc. Do you potentially have a job lined up in your undergrad field that interests you? Personally, if I was confident of my ability to get in where I wanted, I would just take the summer off and travel, but it's not for everyone. I.E. I now have children and have to be an adult.
  4. Just out of curiosity, will you be applying for 2019 admission to law school (completing your undergrad first)? Or did you apply already for 2018 admissions? Also congrats on that LSAT score, when did you write?
  5. Personally, I'd consider postponing writing the LSAT until September to give yourself more time. Last year I only gave myself ~3.5 months to study for the December LSAT, my first PT I scored a 158 under roughly timed conditions (not 100% strict, but for most sections). I ended up with a 157 in the December LSAT after PT'ing multiple times into the 160's and studying ~25-30 hours per week for the months leading up to it. Everyone expects to do well on the LSAT, and the material in itself is not difficult, but the test itself is. Don't underestimate the amount of work and discipline that is required to outscore other writers to a great extent on the LSAT, I did and could potentially be looking at no admission offers for this year in Ontario. YMMV and all that. Edit: I was using the Powerscore bibles and accompaniments.
  6. Have you taken a practice test for the LSAT, or otherwise started studying for it?
  7. Accepting offers

    My point was just that, let's say Osgoode had sent the first offer, and you provisionally accepted it immediately. Then as the other 4 offers came in over hours, days, weeks, they would not be declined and you would still temporarily have doors open in case of reconsideration, that's all. I don't have any offers or declines as of yet so this is completely irrelevant to me, lol.
  8. Accepting offers

    So if you provisionally accept an offer, any other pre-existing offers do not get automatically declined? If Inconspicuous is right, I'd think that provisionally accepting immediately would leave future offers available, whereas if you wait for multiple offers to be present before provisionally accepting, you automatically decline the remainders. Maybe I'm misunderstanding this...
  9. Accepting offers

    Sounds like it's beneficial to provisionally accept offers immediately after they arrive, so that any subsequent offers do not get automatically declined, to leave offer options open?
  10. Are there too many law school graduates/students?

    It certainly applies to my relatives
  11. Junior associate $20 an hour???

    I'm not entirely sure an applicant listing occasional miracle-work on their resume leads much to any credibility (or sound mental health for that matter).
  12. If you indicated in your OLSAS account that you were expecting to take the Feb LSAT, then the law schools will make their decision once they receive your score from OUAC (assuming your prior LSAT scores were not competitive enough for an offer). This takes a bit of time. Calling will only waste their time in order to make you feel better, and surely admissions committees have better things to do with their time than remind people on the phone to wait patiently like every other applicant. If you didn't indicate you were to take the Feb LSAT on OLSAS, then you might need to contact admissions to let them know. This only goes for Ontario universities, I don't know anything about application to universities outside Ontario myself. UofT's blog has good information in this regard that should be applicable to all Ontario law schools: http://84queenspark.tumblr.com/
  13. Am I the only one who was irritated by the tone of that book? I share a lot of the perspective, but I couldn't help but feel like he was trying too hard to be offensive or disruptive or something.
  14. Probability of acceptance to any law school

    CMM, I wouldn't stress too much about what you think you might need to gain admissions in a couple years from now. Buckle down and do everything you can to bring up your GPA as much as you can and start/continue studying for the LSAT. Write the LSAT next year if your PT's go well and see how far you've improved. Work as if it were going to get you in, but also prepare yourself for a future that may not include law school. Some things are beyond our control, so do what you can and re-evaluate when you are closer to finishing your undergrad would be my advice. Stressing about trying to figure out what you think you'll need to get in is going to produce neither accurate answers nor yield you better performance in achieving that goal. Once you have some actual numbers to work with you can also post in the "Chances" thread of that enrollment year to get some feedback. Good luck...
  15. Probability of acceptance to any law school

    I wondered the same thing. OLSAS has stats about total applications and total admissions to 1L: https://www.ouac.on.ca/statistics/law-school-application-statistics/ In 2016, 1,549 students out of 4,274 1L applicants were admitted to law school in Ontario, or 36%. Therefore, logic would dictate that on average you would need to have better marks/LSAT score than 64% of applicants. 64th percentile on the LSAT would be a ~155. However, only candidates who felt they had a chance in acquiring admissions would go through the hassle and cost of applying, so expect to need to do better than that. Interestingly, 14,761 applications were submitted to Laws schools by 4,274 applicants, so applicants apply to on average 3.45 law schools.