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  1. Maybe some people want to be able to leave an inheritance to their children and grandchildren to make sure they are taken care of? 

     

    Don't act like taking on debt isn't an important consideration--it is. Some people are extremely reckless with taking on debt. Example, those going to hideously overpriced T3/T4 schools in the US where they are looking at more than six figure debt for a bleak job market. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. 

     

    Law school may or may not be a good investment for you. Just don't act like debt is something to be taken lightly. Debt is a form of slavery.

     

     

    Maybe some people want to be able to leave an inheritance to their children and grandchildren to make sure they are taken care of? 

     

    Don't act like taking on debt isn't an important consideration--it is. Some people are extremely reckless with taking on debt. Example, those going to hideously overpriced T3/T4 schools in the US where they are looking at more than six figure debt for a bleak job market. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. 

     

    Law school may or may not be a good investment for you. Just don't act like debt is something to be taken lightly. Debt is a form of slavery.

     

    Debt is ridiculous if you're getting it for ridiculous reasons, but if it's necessary to pursue your passion then who cares


  2. I personally do not care at all about debt relative to anything else. It's just money people what are you saving up for the next life? If you want to be a lawyer then do whatever it takes, if you're not sure then live a little, think through your decisions as thoroughly as possible and if in the end you figure it's not for you then at least you tried and hopefully learned something, Time is only wasted if you're not trying to actively pursue something that you believe at that time you want, and think it will satisfy you and make you happy. If over time those opinions and beliefs change and are directed more towards something else, then that's life

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  3. I like to look at life in bayesian terms whenever possible. In my opinion the difference in probability of landing a job if you're already a good candidate with law school vs i have no idea to an employer is huge. I was in this very situation and flat out lied because I really wanted the job, and may have otherwise had a really hard time finding any job (probably would have settle for something I would have hated or nothing at all). At the time I was certain this drastically increased my chances at the job and as a result I landed the job, not only did I land the job but I lined up so well with the skills and fit of the job that I was immediately thrown into a far more lucrative and interesting position within the same company that I could have never dreamed of. Because of this I'm seriously weighing my options now between staying with this career that has developed out of literally nowhere and law school. I am 99% sure that this would have never happened had I not been directly misleading about my future intentions, and as a result my future intentions have quite literally changed. 

     In short life is uncertain and too short so as long as you're not going to screw the person over hard why not gamble a little, increase your chances at something you want. Just my unique anecdote though


  4. I think some of the fear is precipitated by how some competitive applicants were rejected last year (Ptolemy). Given the rising trend of stats, year over year, its getting tougher to make predictions.

     

    Sask's rolling admissions throws another wrench in the process, perhaps if you apply earlier, there are more spots open so you may get in "more easily"? Just a total guess on my part though. Likewise, if you apply later, more spots are filled so it becomes more competitive for the few remaining openings.

     

    He wasn't that competitive, and not everyone with just the numbers is guaranteed anywhere anyways. The cutoffs for admission arent going up that much, and there's no real reason to think they'll continue going up much - there really is a ceiling effect for this sort of thing and depends entirely on the pool of applicants and not on the fact that numbers will just keep going up mysteriously

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  5. First, UofC counts summer courses in your last 2 I'm assuming?

     

    Secondly, say your last 2 years of school = 69~ credits or so, will they count the full 2 years, or is there someway they selectively choose courses from your farthest back semester so the total is as close to 60 as possible?

     

    (I always know I could ask UofC directly but I know the admissions people are crazy busy right now, and I figure it's nice to save them any time if any nice people here know the answer!)

     

    thanks


  6. I know this question may be overly simple, and I've tried really hard to google and figure it out but for schools that dont require CAS - how are LSAT scores reported to them? Do I have to do anything or does LSAC automatically send them to schools that request them for me after I've applied there?

     

    Thanks!

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