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  1. Deferred Decision

    What a crappy admissions cycle for york students to apply... with the strike looking like its going to last until the provincial election is over, who knows when final grades will come in. I really hope those who received deferred decisions don't get the end of the stick at Western just because cupe 3903 and yorku can't recognize the needs of students.
  2. One month to study (with a course?)

    Like baystreet said, its easy to boost your LG up in a months time. LR and RC will take much longer though... but the biggest thing here is test day performance/pressure. It needs to be taken into account.. you can do as many timed tests as you want, its another thing when you're doing the real deal. I'd sign up for the test when you are PT'ing at a couple points above what your goal score is. The vast majority of people drop ~2-5 points on test day, thats not to say you inevitably will though. Just my recommendation so you stay safe and get it done in one shot. On my first lsat take, I dropped 20 points from PT's.
  3. Ask a 1L student

    where do the majority of law students live?
  4. Accepted to Western 2018

    it took my olsas like 3 days
  5. That stuff is just for US law schools to register into their system so that a bot can spam you emails saying apply to our law school now.
  6. Is law school fun?

    So are we 0L's going to have fun in law school?
  7. What are examples of "strong" ECs?

    I'd also add in that I think people focus a little too much on EC's, sometimes at the cost of valuable time which can be allocated to achieving a higher GPA/LSAT. When EC's take away from academics, even if they are strong and you are so convinced that you need it for law school, I'd reduce my role/drop it. A decent resume is all you need, but as everyone has already said, your GPA and LSAT are the ultimate determinant. I just went through the admissions cycle with good stats, weak EC's (by weak I mean part time work, low level roles in a couple clubs, playing non-varsity sports), and got in everywhere. Of course that isn't optimal, and would put me on a lower level in comparison to a student with the same stats/better EC's, (I also think there's a certain threshold of stats where admission goes 'ok this person is smart, who cares about his or her ec's') but it goes to show that law schools want academically proven students, and that illustrating this through your LSAT and GPA should take utmost priority. A student with high stats and weak EC's will still likely get in. A student with low stats and strong EC's most likely won't.
  8. I was stuck deciding just like you and picked western! You can check my posts, I've made two threads about it. I ended up choosing london just because I like the city better, and that I wouldn't be losing much in terms of my opportunities for crim/family law (which is what I'm interested in). Western doesn't have a family clinic that I know of, but they have a family law project run by the pro bono students association that also provides valuable experience. They have good crim law course offerings too! I searched long and hard, and found absolutely nothing to differentiate the two that would cause me to side with one of the schools. I had to just sit back and think of where I want to spend the next 3 years of my life, and with that, I chose Western!
  9. Emphasis on reference letters?

    your gpa and LSAT should seal the deal , unless your reference will be spewing negative things about you, I don't think it will affect your application much giving that you have nice stats
  10. why not just be patient and take it in september, and re take in october/december/february if you need too? if you like to go at your own pace and allocate time to different types of questions as you wish, and just dictate how you will be approaching drilling questions, study on your own. Otherwise I think the course should be good. i personally didn't like it because I thought it moved to slow, but that was probably because their were students in my class who joined the class without having looked at an lsat before. It was frustrating going over the bare basics every week, and wasted my money. I began studying on my own and never looked back
  11. How did you feel after you accepted?

    to each his own
  12. How did you feel after you accepted?

    lol it was just a mindset im not really like that. I decided that excessive confidence was what i needed! i was skeptical and worried and extra cautious for the 2017 cycle... I ended up with a terrible LSAT, poorly written personal statements, a professor who half assed my LOR because I was too scared to go to the big full time profs, and just an unpleasant experience as an applicant lol
  13. How did you feel after you accepted?

    I feel like getting my LSAT score was were I jumped with joy and was pumped. I knew after my LSAT score I'd be good anywhere! My first acceptance was meh, I didn't even tell my parents or siblings, went to the gym, came home for dinner, and said 'so yea I got accepted'. It sounds cocky, but I worked hard, and I earned it. I knew it was coming, especially with the way I disciplined myself to get a good GPA and LSAT. My mindset throughout the application process was that law schools would be stupid not to accept me, because I am awesome. I literally convinced myself that I have something that law schools need. (*** I know they don't need me, nor will I provide them anything they already have, nor have any lasting impact... this was just a mindset that kept me on track) hahaha as douchey as it sounds as I type this... it really was my attitude and how i felt
  14. Its good to know that western caters to all students, not just those interested in corporate. I heard about the family law project and the Criminal law clinic which excite me! Courses like the criminal law advocacy that are clinic courses and all, i was in contact with someone who went to the western open house and they told me it was soooooo corporate focused they declined their offer. They told me all they did was boast corporate law stuff while bare even glancing over other fields. It really scared me that if I’m not one of the corporate students id be missing out! i just need a peace of mind that i will have ample resources to stream into family/crim , and not have the pathway pre molded for me to corporate law
  15. Thats why im on this forum, to learn things like this: coorporate law is useful to know regardless of your area of interest. Now I know, thank you lol