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  2. Strangely yeah that’s what I calculated. I think it’s because I have a lot of “A” grades which increase in weighted value by a decent amount on the 4.3 scale, as opposed to “A-“ or “B+“ grades. I used the scale on Dal’s website to calc it.
  3. abcsucker

    Tax Law Articling Positions

    That's not true, Professor Krishna's textbook was cited many times by the SCC in tax cases, even Arthur Cockfield's textbook mentioned that several times. BTW, he is still a practitioner at taxchamber.ca.
  4. providence

    Second guessing myself.

    A caution: everyone wants to do well academically and most people will by definition end up being average (B student-ish.) So don't rely on that alone. If you do well, great, but no one knows how they will do until after exams, which is why it's a good idea to start volunteering and doing extra-curriculars early on so you are not just relying on potential grades. (Plus there are other benefits to that.)
  5. IrishStew

    Law School Calendar

    @easttowest I'm sure the Toronto market is fairly representative of other large markets in Canada, so thanks. Exchange would be cool, but like you said - I think 3L is a really important time to secure jobs for after school, so I wouldn't want to be overseas unless something is set in stone. I have a few follow-up questions regarding that 1L summer. Is it frowned upon to not be pursuing a Bay Street job at all by recruiters? When you say "bay street job" are you referring to something law related, or in banking or something else like that? Sounds like these students would just be going after typical internships that would be available to undergraduate students as well? In the summer 2L recruit what kind of skills are these recruiters looking for in you? I'm sure it's best to develop whatever they may be looking for in your 1L summer?
  6. easttowest

    Law School Calendar

  7. knightofresignation

    Second guessing myself.

    Thank you everyone for replying. Realistic and encouraging. As providence mentioned I do intend to focus on doing well academically (enough to compensate for my lack of social skills), while not completely shutting myself off from networking opportunities. Now that I think of it, it was sort of ridiculous for me to expect getting by without socializing at all. I would definitely need to be more open-minded in general, and work on things like interviewing skills and getting to know my professors. Law school is a big step/change for me. Might as well acknowledge that and embrace what's to come. As it stands, I am open to all areas of law, especially on the solicitor side for obvious reasons. I am hoping to find an area of interest while at school. Echoing capitalttruth, It is reassuring to hear that there are areas in which people like myself can succeed. Thank you again!
  8. You don't need a tutor. There are enough free resources around for you to figure out what your issues are and for you to correct them. For some people, a tutor can help. But I've also heard of people spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on classes/tutors and achieving no improvement.
  9. Hathi

    Clerkships 2019

    To my knowledge SCC is done (re: extending interviews), but someone correct me if I'm wrong
  10. IrishStew

    Law School Calendar

    Hi everyone. I'm quite passionate about travel and I have several big trips I would like to do before I start "in the real world" after school. These trips would be several months long, so I need to plan my career goals and life well in advance if I want to get them in! For a typical student what do they do after their 1L year? Do they get a legal internship? Is it really important to get something before 2L (my understanding is that in 2L you will get a job that will hopefully lead to an articling position). Does class usually end in April and start up again in September? After I finished undergrad I know myself and my peers could negotiate start times for our jobs we were recruited for. Is this common in law?
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  12. Yeah that's what I thought too. A 91.34 index is borderline, I'm not really expecting to get in but I will remain cautiously optimistic. Thanks for the opinions!
  13. baf

    Clerkships 2019

    Have FCA interview requests gone out for any Justices other than Webb, Stratas, Gleason, Woods, Gauthier, Rivoalen?
  14. Like the comments above suggest, the value you'll get out of a prep course depends a lot on your learning style. That being said, to answer your question directly, Harvard Ready does teach a particular method. The repetition just helps that method become muscle memory. If your golf swing is fundamentally flawed, no amount of repetition will fix it. Conversely, if an instructor teaches you how to improve your swing but you never practice the technique, you will not improve either. I took Harvard Ready last summer and improved my score by 10 points. I highly recommend it.
  15. you only dropped .04 converting 3.76/4.3 to Olsas?
  16. Luckycharm

    Why did you pick UofT over Osgoode?

    That means your choice had nothing to do with finance.
  17. Do students often get legal jobs after 1L and 2L in the Fredricton area? Seems as though that would be a hassle with an 8 month lease, as you'd need to find living arrangements for the summer? But perhaps EPJ allows you to live there over the summer for an additional fee? Do you know if students at EPJ can pay for parking nearby?
  18. Demander

    Why did you pick UofT over Osgoode?

    I inquired with similarly situated students, and I looked around on their website. Maybe if they had a calculator like U of T, my estimate would be different, but even in hindsight, I'm glad I chose U of T because of the community, opportunities I've enjoyed, and location.
  19. LeoandCharlie

    Inquiry about revoking an summer acceptance

    I appreciate your response. I contacted the firm which gave me an outstanding offer and notified them that I had an interview at another place. I had not accepted their offer but notified them I wanted to wait and see what this other interview had to offer. They accepted this notice and thanked me for letting them know. They responded with holding my offer. For others, be open and honest and respect people.
  20. In my opinion, you'll make the waitlist at UBC, but your chances from there will depend on how competitive the other applicants are. In one cycle, UBC plucked 90+ people off the waitlist with indexes as low as 90.9; in another, they cut anyone below a 91.5-91.6, so it's hard to tell.
  21. I have a cgpa of 3.99 (with a 4.0 L2)/160 and I got a really large scholarship ($20K and renewable to $40k) from Western! I also got roughly 15K from Queens. I know others who have received the same or similar at both of those schools with a lower LSAT than yours as well. Not sure if this helps with your decision! Edit: probably should mention that these were both merit based scholarships!
  22. Horace

    Inquiry about revoking an summer acceptance

    Assuming you're a 2L? Part B, section 9 of the LSO's 2019 Toronto Summer Student Recruitment Procedures: "Students who accept an offer shall immediately notify firms from whom they have an outstanding offer or with whom they have scheduled interviews. Students who have already accepted an offer shall not thereafter participate in interviews with other firms or accept offers subsequently received." The highlighted portion is the norm for recruitment, whether it actually binds you or not. It doesn't matter if a subsequent opportunity is better or not. The whole point of professional ethics is to get you to do the right thing even when it's to your disadvantage. Go work where you gave your word for the summer and reevaluate before the articling hire.
  23. rkathleen

    Chances? cGPA= 86% L2=85% LSAT=157

    Sorry to hear about your LSAT, such a disappointing feeling! I can try to share my personal opinion. In for sure at TRU. U of C is tough to call because it’s holistic, so you could be in depending on your softs as you’re above the average GPA. U of A you’ll be in (last year there was 19 people admitted with your LSAT in the range of 150-156 and 5 with an LSAT aid 157-158). UBC doesn’t operate on a 4.3 scale, if you share your index that may be more helpful. UVic I’d also say depends on your softs- there were 3 people with LSATS in the 70-79 percentile admitted last year with your GPA- so it’s definitely a possibility. I think you’ll be surprised by what offers you get and to remain positive I also feel this cycle is a bit less competitive and more similar to 2017 than 2018 (totally my own opinion). Best of luck!
  24. I transferred after 1st year, but was planning on going back to EPJ for 2nd year. Had I remained I probably would have kept on through to 3rd year. It's nice having that much convenience for the price I paid (e.g. I didn't have to make subletting arrangements for the summer, didn't have to go about Freddy buying furniture, etc.)
  25. Luckycharm

    Really worried. CGPA:3.58, LSAT:155

    Prepare for next cycle
  26. Did you live in EPJ for all 3 years or just 1st and then found roommates?
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