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  1. Yes, really. I've been on an admissions committee. I've seen people's actual materials and not their self reported materials. There could be a whole host of reasons that those people got in that had nothing to do with their ECs. Diversity. Work experience before law school. Other materials (reference letters, personal statements).
  2. I don't think that planning a wedding needs to be the big deal that some people make it. The people I know who complained the most about planning and seemed to spend the most time planning were those who had little else to do. People with a busy work schedule just don't have time to make 450 Pinterest crafts. If you are concerned, you could just wait until after articling to get married. I'm technically "engaged" and have been for years (though I'm too old to say "boyfriend" or "fiance", so I usually say "partner" or "husband" or whatever). I just never cared enough to spend the money or take the time to get married. I got a ring, got the "love you and want to spend the rest of my life with you" speech, and even had an engagement party, which was more than enough wedding-ness for me.
  3. Yes, I know that McGill isn't just based on numbers. That's why I only said grades were much more important. For some other schools, I would have said something like ECs are irrelevant.
  4. Your grades are much more important anyway.
  5. Not really. It will be pretty obvious why you all of a sudden started activities during the summer before applying for law school.
  6. Some schools have different reference letter requirements for mature students. The bottom line is, as I said before, that you just follow the school's instructions.
  7. If the law school says that they prefer or require academic references, you should follow their instructions.
  8. I don't consider them "similar" in terms of tuition. I would guess it is about $13,000 versus about $22,000. I'm not sure about the comparative cost of living. I also wouldn't underestimate how much closer Alberta is. Edmonton is a direct flight to Vancouver. It is a pain in the ass to get anywhere outside of Ontario or Quebec from Kingston. I wouldn't really factor in admissions office response times and a discrepancy in the websites into the decision.
  9. An average isn't a curve.
  10. I don't know if they've officially announced tuition yet, but from what I've heard, the tuition will be in the Queen's/Western range, but below Osgoode. Maybe that's objectively "handsome", but it's competitive with other schools. I think the exact number that I heard was $24,000.
  11. I'm happy to do an online chat with you or anyone else on this forum in a manner in which I can remain anonymous or to chat with any of the moderators in a non-anonymous online chat or via telephone to establish that I know enough about my fields of law that it is very clear that I am an expert, such that it would be clear that I've done graduate work in law.
  12. I'm a she. And, unlike you, I've done a LLB/JD, LLM, and an actual doctorate.
  13. How long or short or how rigorous things in other fields are have nothing to do with categorizing law degrees. Within the field of law, there is a bachelor-level degree (an LLB/JD), a masters-level degree (LLM), and a doctoral degree (SJD, JSD, PhD). Only one of those is a doctorate and it isn't the JD.
  14. You know nothing about PhDs in womens and gender studies or ceramics or anything else if you assume that "anyone" can do these programs.
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