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#1 Shadowh77

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 06:48 PM

Just wondering if they care at all about formatting under "Description". Can I just list the activity and then follow up with more bullet points summarizing it?



#2 Yogurt Baron

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Posted 05 September 2016 - 07:54 PM

I don't have the answer to this question, but I just wanted to say that this kind of ephemera matters far less than your GPA and LSAT, which, per your other posts, are stellar. You seem quite anxious, so I wanted to tell you that with stats like yours, the only thing that can stop you is driving yourself to a nervous breakdown by worrying about stuff that doesn't matter - please don't do that.



#3 Red0

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 11:23 PM

I don't have the answer to this question, but I just wanted to say that this kind of ephemera matters far less than your GPA and LSAT, which, per your other posts, are stellar. You seem quite anxious, so I wanted to tell you that with stats like yours, the only thing that can stop you is driving yourself to a nervous breakdown by worrying about stuff that doesn't matter - please don't do that.

 

OP's specific concern probably doesn't matter much, and is probably worth asking the admissions office directly, but U of T bases its decision 1/3 on GPA, 1/3 on LSAT score, and 1/3 on other factors (extracurriculars, application essay, etc.). So a strong GPA and LSAT score can do most, but not all, of the legwork in order to receive an offer.



#4 Yogurt Baron

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 11:51 PM

http://lawstudents.c...sions/?p=552177



#5 lawlskewl

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 11:26 AM

OP's specific concern probably doesn't matter much, and is probably worth asking the admissions office directly, but U of T bases its decision 1/3 on GPA, 1/3 on LSAT score, and 1/3 on other factors (extracurriculars, application essay, etc.). So a strong GPA and LSAT score can do most, but not all, of the legwork in order to receive an offer.

Nope. It's 1/3 GPA, 1/3 LSAT, and 1/3 personal statement. Write an average personal statement, have excellent stats, and you're in. ECs don't matter. 

 

@OP: Just read your stats. They are good (but not excellent). Just write a decent personal statement and you should be in.


Edited by lawlskewl, 18 September 2016 - 11:28 AM.


#6 Red0

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 02:16 PM

Nope. It's 1/3 GPA, 1/3 LSAT, and 1/3 personal statement. Write an average personal statement, have excellent stats, and you're in. ECs don't matter. 

 

@OP: Just read your stats. They are good (but not excellent). Just write a decent personal statement and you should be in.

Maybe they've changed their criteria since I was admitted 3 years ago, but I was specifically told by Ben Alarie that ECs matter when I went through the application process, and my ECs were mentioned in my acceptance letter.

 

For what it's worth, I had very similar stats as OP (with good ECs) and they haven't thrown me out yet.



#7 drankcoffee

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 02:27 PM

Don't you draw from your ECs in your PS and then they cross check them with the list you give them? I think it would be hard to write a good PS without at least something going on in your life outside of classes.