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  1. When are the next round of offers usually released? Am I mistaken in assuming June 1 was the deposit deadline for Osgoode?
  2. What is do you mean when you say 'strong work experience'
  3. Hi all, would appreciate any feedback on my chances A couple of additional things: - 1 LOR from prof. 1 LOR from general counsel at multinational - 2 years work experience (related to legal) Thank you and good luck to all applicants !
  4. According to others on this forum, acceptances have been sent out all the way up until the end of July and even into August. Hang in there
  5. Dont worry, I called OLSAS yesterday and they said that it would not jeapordize any application since there is a 'grace-period' for professors to send in their references. Also, law schools will only start looking at applications later on in the month - from what I have read/seen on this forum.
  6. Any advice/ tips would be much appreciated LSAT: 155 ; 165 1st BA (no drops): Y1: 3.13 Y2: 3.28 Y3: 3.46 CGPA: 3.30 (OLSAS) 2nd BA (no drops): Y3: 3.9 Y4: 3.9 CGPA: 3.9 (OLSAS) Excellent softs, personal statements. (BigLaw experience)
  7. Interesting situation. What do you guys think? Applied to: U of T, Osgoode, Western, Queens, McGill, UBC. LSAT: 155 ; 165 1st BA (no drops): Y1: 3.13 Y2: 3.28 Y3: 3.46 CGPA: 3.30 (OLSAS) 2nd BA (no drops): Y3: 3.9 Y4: 3.9 CGPA: 3.9 (OLSAS) Excellent softs, personal statements.
  8. Thanks everyone for the feedback. Just got accepted to complete a 2 years honours degree in Poli Sci at Carleton, UWO , and Waterloo. Any one had experiences in the Poli Sci program at either of these schools? Im really looking to scoring in this program and most of all, getting to know the profs much better than my time at McGill...
  9. Would really appreciate some feedback on what my chances are McGill 3 year BA (Philosophy) CGPA: 3.30 Credits: 90 (30 credits per year) Year 3: Winter - 3.40 ; Fall - 3.52 Year 2: Winter - 3.16 ; Fall - 3.40 Year 1: Winter - 3.32 ; Summer - 3.70 ; Fall - 2.94 LSAT: 155 (willing to re-sit for Dec) Softs: excellent leadership positions, worked at a start up in managerial role. LOR: not good. would rather not submit them. (leaves me with only non-ontario schools ...)
  10. Hmm. I would agree with you if it were a sweeping generalization of the whole process of getting LORs. However, I think it would be best to add a little context to my case. I majored in Philosophy; which involved a heavy amount of essay writing as a method of grading; as opposed to formal exams. It is not uncommon for us to have essay topics that require us to 'Argue the validity of XYZ's claim of art having an 'aesthetic value'' or 'Discuss whether Jesus owned any property'. As you can see, this requires us to interpret a given text and formulate an argument supporting our interpretation. This, as anyone will agree, is a highly subjective feat. It is not the same as calculating the elasticity of Good Y or the EBITDA of company Z (sorry for all the variables). What this comes to show is that the professors/TA's who mark these responses also have their own interpretation of what they believe. So, its one's interpretation against another's. In most cases, my interpretation of a topic was only worth a B or perhaps a B+. Is there an answer sheet I can refer to? No. Is there a response that is universally satisfying to all professors who teach the same subject? No. I think you get my point. Where does this leave the philosophy major? Well, she can either have an interpretation that is entirely compatible with her prof's understanding of the topic and convey it in the most convincing manner- in which case she will receive an A. Or she put forward a less convincing account of her interpretation, in which case she may deserve the dreaded 'B'. How about the student who was unsatisfied with her B- and continued to talk to her professor after every lecture, asking for ways to improve, making sure she gets 4/5 drafts through before submitting a final essay? And what if after all that work, she receives a B+ in the end? Is it fair to deny that student a LOR? If anything, that professor can write about the dedication and improvement the student showed, in trying to improve her grade. This is an achievement of character. I could go on, but the point, I believe, is clear. The professor could and ought to give the student an LOR for the many admirable qualities shown. Because this is what being a student is about. It is about learning. This, in my opinion, makes for a very meaningful LOR. And if that professor feels differently, then this is purely a case of 'Academic Elitism' - which does no one any favours.
  11. With regards to question (1): Yes. Schools do take this into account. U of T for instance, explicitly states this in the FAQ section on their website. Then again, you could take such courses as a means to an end with the end being a less competitive law school.
  12. Looks like you would be a good candidate for non-ontario schools (i.e. Alberta, UNB, Manitoba, Sask)
  13. Haha you got that right. The guy's from Oxford..PhD and all. I guess some have a reputation to uphold
  14. That's one way of looking at it. However, I encouraged my professors to approach this from the standpoint of my improvement from a B- to a B+ type essay and the process of learning/improvement that I exhibited during each of my constant meetings with them.
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