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  1. I am wondering how CA works for students at Canadian law schools. To my knowledge, one has to obtain a bar membership from a different state — NY being the most common jurisdiction— if he/she did not go to an ABA accredited school.
  2. You should try to get the highest LSAT score possible, regardless of your strong GPA.
  3. No worries, I've been waiting for my Appendix 3 for some time now. You should check with your institution, however. They would be able to provide a better answer.
  4. The paper seems to talk about the computerization of certain jobs in the legal field (paralegals, contract and patent lawyers). In fact, it seems to suggest that lawyers are in the low risk category. "At the same time, lawyers, which rely on labour input from legal assistants, are in the low risk category" - direct quote from the article. Also, take a look at the appendix. The probability of computerization for lawyers is 0.035, as opposed to 0.95 for accountants. The "0" label for lawyers also indicates that the job is not computerizable. Please correct me if I misconstrued anything. I only skimmed through the article.
  5. FYI, TD also gives you one-year grace period after graduation; you only have to pay interest during that period.
  6. Since cost and proximity to your desired legal market are of no concern here, you could literally flip a coin. On a more important note, where do you want to live for the next three years? Your location says Toronto. Have you been to Vancouver?
  7. Sure, you can provide as many anecdotes as you want, but you are still making general statements that are not warranted. Many U of T grads/law students on this forum have openly challenged the notion that U of T is Harvard of the North. When you say that "U of T would like to think", do you mean "some folks at U of T?"
  8. Of Course, more prestige does not necessarily equate to better quality. I think there is a consensus on this forum that you will receive an excellent legal education at any of the law schools in Canada. Then again, law school prestige is simply based on people's perception of schools' achievements and qualities. Is it safe to assume that U of T is the most prestigious law school in Canada? If more people think that U of T is the most prestigious law school in Canada than for any of the other law schools, it does make U of T the most prestigious law school in Canada. Whether their reasoning is based on a "misleading notion" or not is a whole different topic to be discussed. Unless you have real stats to support this claim, it has little legitimacy. It is probably more than some "overwhelming prestige" of HYS that convinces students to attend these schools. Honestly, do U of T law students even think of U of T as Harvard of the North?? I find this hard to believe. I went to McGill for undergrad, and no sane person actually believed McGill to be Harvard of the North.
  9. There is a "Rejected 2017" thread for McGill. You should check all the forums for the schools that you applied to.
  10. I got my admission package today
  11. I got my acceptance letter on Friday! 3.85/163 + Master's degree My condition is taking an intensive French course and finishing my graduate degree.
  12. I got the call on Tuesday (my acceptance shows on OLSAS as well) but haven't received my e-mail yet. What does the e-mail say?
  13. I got the call this morning. Still can't believe that I am in!! OLSAS GPA: 3.88 / 163
  14. Admissions will give no crap about your opinions about how well you think you'd fare in law school - especially if your reasoning is based on a belief that grades are a poor measurement of one's competency and intelligence. They have their own standards and it is our job, as applicants, to cater to what they want from us. When writing your PS, you should rather focus on how your professional experiences have fashioned you into the person that you are today and try to convince the admission's committee that you have qualities that will help you succeed in law school. Downplaying the importance of grades is NOT the way to go. Please take to heart what Diplock said as well. Be realistic with your admissions chances. You are only fooling yourself if you aren't. Honestly, I don't see York or U of T happening with OP's GPA and a sub 170 LSAT score. Even with a 170+, it might be tough. So apply broadly... You will be competing with the crème de la crème students in law school, so be prepared to be unimpressive. Hope the best.
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