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  1. Suits for Women

    I just bought a pair (size 4) today at Nordstrom off the rack. It was 89 plus tax. Vince Camuto. Basic black leather heels. They where the only ones there in the tiny section they had for size 4 at Vaughn mills. It's a real struggle.
  2. Accepted to TRU 2018

    eyyyyyy happy for youuu
  3. Accepted 2018

    Accepted off of waitlist
  4. Dealing with LSAT Anxiety

    I've seen your posts throughout this forum. I'm so proud of you for not giving up! For starters, I really think you should use 7SAGE for you prep. Join their ultimate package and go thru it all. But in terms of anxiety and the lsat - they just don't go together. I think the reason why we do WAY better on preptests is because that anxiety isn't there! I used to PT in the 160s range and on exam day I did 148 (very little prep), 149, then again a 148...So I understand when you are not able to get out of the 140s range even though your PT scores are good. Anxiety on this exam is a real bitch! Its not like any other university exam. Your grades are good! In fact its higher than mine and I got into TRU, Lakehead, and still chilling on Windsor's waitlist & Ottawa's waitlist. My CGPA is 3.1 and L2 is 3.84. I only scored 3 points higher than you on the lsat. You need to focus on what you are good at! That is what I did. Why do you even want to go to law school??? What do you want to do with your law degree? What inspires you to go to law school! You have volunteering, work experience, extra curricular, reference letters, and personal statements (ALL OF WHICH should be as strong as you can make it - to make up for your crap shit LSAT score). You got to show the admissions committee that you are the shit and that a multiple choice exam does NOT define you. Add meaningful extracurriculars to your application! Also you say you exhausted the reference letters - maybe get new ones! I had professors who knew me so well as my references. I think you really need to ask yourself why you want to go to law school. You have May till October to add lots of stuff to your resume! You need to come to terms with the fact that maybe you won't be able to score much higher on the lsat. I wasn't able to, yet I'm still starting law school in September. Focus on holistic schools - tailor your personal statements to the school! Be genuine about it. Don't just join random volunteer organizations etc so it "looks good". What interests you about law school! Start there. Don't just fixate on the LSAT. There are OTHER parts of a law school application that you can make VERY strong - which you obviously did not do for two cycles. You should rewrite your PS from start and get new reference letters. PM me if you need help.
  5. Some TRU financial advice please

    Is there a certain timeframe we should do this by (the govt loans). To get LOC from scotia I have to wait till August to show them my class schedule.
  6. 0L's - post any questions in here

    When paying the deposit to confirm your seat- paying through MyTRU, you just get the receipt confirmation that you made a 500$ deposit into your account. Is there any other confirmation that says your seat is secure? Should I call in since my deadline is 24th of May? Also. When do we get our schedule/package in the mail? I just received an acceptance letter. Can anyone speak about how the orientation is? How many days? Is it formal or informal? For example in undergrad it was just partying - so I’m trying to get a feel for what it would be like. Lastly - how often do law students wear formal attire. Can any girls speak of any reccomendations in terms of what would come handy to bring along (ex. pencil skirts, blouses).
  7. No Luck in Second Attempt

    I honestly think yours stats are good enough! I would really focus on perfecting your personal statement, adding meaningful EC/softs (not just student clubs on campus - everyone has those) & good LOR. People with worse stats than you have been admitted - so clearly, it just isn't about the marks.
  8. TRU vs Windsor

    Well, when using the Cost Estimator that TRU has on their website - with living on Res & books & tuition it comes out to be 90k (not including flights). The dual at windsor is about 40k a year and doesn't even include living/books/travel. So I think sadly, it would be much more than 20k difference. I do agree with what you are saying - that it would be harder to network. I am not sure how much the school would assist in this.
  9. Waitlisted 2018 JD (English)

    does everyone receive an e-mail?? or is it on Uzone. I can't seem to login into mine
  10. TRU vs Windsor

    Can anyone speak of articling in Toronto after going to TRU? is that unheard of because it is a new school? I hope to return to Toronto because I have family here. I am currently still waitlisted for the single JD at Windsor and still referred for the dual. However when comparing TRU to Windsor's dual program - it is just too expensive to justify going to Windsor.
  11. TRU vs Windsor

    Hi guys, I currently live in Toronto - but I am contemplating between the two schools. I went to UofT for my undergrad (however not the downtown campus - so I didn't have the prettiest or nicest student/res experience - overall old depressing buildings/campus). I was looking at the pictures of the campus of both schools and TRU looks very appealing. I do want to enjoy the next 3 years and the overall atmosphere of the school is important to me. However, I am currently in Toronto and do wish to return here for the summers/after done law school. I am wondering if Windsor would the better option because of this?? I see a lot of posts about "pick the school in the area you want to practice in" - is that always true? I am open to the experience of going to BC. I am interested in family law - but this may change once I start law school. TRU is a new school but its a good school since the graduate classes have gotten articling positions. Windsor has been around longer - is that something employers value? Any input would be appreciated.
  12. Accepted to TRU 2018

    Yes. I got two e-mails. 1st email was an acceptance letter attached. 2nd email was my login information to MyTRU and my TRU e-mail ID. @sandman Thank you for the kind words
  13. Accepted to TRU 2018

    Hi, I got my TRU login information if that is what you are asking. I got my email at 12:15 pm today.
  14. Accepted to TRU 2018

    Hello guys, first time poster on here. I just wanted to say that I have been accepted off the waitlist (waitlisted on April 26th) for the 2018 class today. My CGPA is 3.11 / L2 is 3.84 / L3 is 3.6 /// My LSAT scores are 148, 149 , 148 (Dec score) I am posting this to give hope to people like me who have consistently struggled with the LSAT (and may never get better at the exam). I personally could not get over my nerves - and i tried everything (studied for a whole year and was PTing consistently at 165. My diagnostic was a 136. But on exam day I would just get so much anxiety - I couldn't think straight and the time constraint then obviously got me. I remember crying after the exam thinking why I couldn't do this. But so many professors told me that the LSAT means something but not everything on your application. So - I focused on how else I could prove myself worthy. I believe that it is my extra curricular/softs that has helped me get accepted. I have done Canadian feminist archival work, worked as an editorial assistant for the production of a feminist book, I have received a fellowship from UofT to produce my own research (about gender barriers South Asian women face in India and in the Canadian diaspora // traveled to India to make the documentary), created a club on campus that collects and donates food to local food banks, member and served on board of directors for the Women's and trans centre. ETC. I also made sure to prove I could handle law school - by getting my act together and maintaining high grades for my final years of study. I have wanted this ever since second year but I started to lose hope after consistently doing poorly on the LSATs. Imagine prep testing at 165 consistently (15 PTs all under same time constraints, early morning like the real LSAT and ending up with a 148 on your third attempt). but I am so grateful for this opportunity. I felt obligated to come on here and post this because I know there will be a lurker like me who has lost hope because of the LSAT. My advice to you is to focus on what you are good at and let that show through your application. I genuinely love to do research in feminist activism. I also wrote a strong personal statement. For those wondering - I'm also waitlisted at Windsor (SINGLE JD) and under review for the DUAL. Also, if anyone has any questions about EC or my softs - please DM me. I would love to help out in any way that I can. Last couple months have been brutal for me (lurking on this forum, contemplating life, losing hope). I am beyond excited and grateful - started to cry at work when I saw the email. Well deserved CANT WAIT TO MEET EVERYONE IN SEPTEMBER
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