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    Chances w/ 78.5% cGPA and 158 LSAT

    These stats seem to be in line with some other previous accepted students. However, you need to take that information with a grain of salt. TRU is truly holistic and they will look at the whole application and likely will compare it to other similar applications. TRU generally looks for a very diverse class so just because a bunch of other students with the same or similar stats got in, that doesn't guarantee anything. They don't want a whole bunch of students who appear identical on paper so they will look to your ECs, reference letters, personal statements, etc. to inform their final decisions.
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    Needed: Roommate / Room for rent

    It's also a good idea to keep an eye out on Facebook for the new class page for other students looking for roomies. Doesn't look like the new class group page is up yet, but each year the upper year students will create a Facebook group page for the incoming class where accepted students can meet and ask questions of upper years. The name of the FB group usually takes the form of TRU Faculty of Law - Class of 20XX.
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    Turning 30 in 1L

    I turned 30 a couple months into 1L. By then, I already had a solid small group of friends ranging in age from 22 to me at 30. I threw myself a big 30th birthday party and invited pretty much every law student I had met at that point. Had a pretty decent turn out. About 15% of my class were 30+ in 1L. For the most part, it doesn't seem to matter much how old everyone is. However, there are some things that can be a bummer. For example, any summer law jobs funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program restrict students 30 or older from applying.
  4. (1) The on-campus food options are unfortunately limited, but they have made some improvements as to longer hours especially during exam season. The campus pub is open the latest though I'm not certain of their hours. (2) There are quite a few atms on campus. In Old Main where 90% of law students spend their time, there is an atm by the starbucks on the main level and and atm up the main stairs and in the hall past the first food place. Various other atms throughout campus. (3) There is the "old gym" on campus that does intramural sports, but I think the weight room there is restricted to student athletes. The tournament capital centre is where most students work out since it's pretty cheap. There's no commitment so you can just pay month to month as you like. (4) There's also Harper Mountain which is a bit closer to Kamloops, is a bit cheaper and caters to less experienced skiers/boarders. Plenty of students go out to Sun Peaks and Harper regularly. (5) The B median curve allows up to a max of 15% of students to get As in a class that is 18 people or larger. There is no obligation for a professor to actually give out that many As though. The full grading policy can be found here. Hope this helps!
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    Rural lawyering pay

    pm'd you
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    USask vs Dalhousie vs TRU

    Considering TRU has been around for 7 years already, I think this anecdote tells me a lot more about that particular lawyer/firm than about TRU. There are plenty of TRU grads working in top firms in downtown Vancouver. The alumni map has only recently gone live as they work on getting more info from grads, so keep in mind that the sample size is currently a very small portion of TRU grads, but based on the current percentages (and my own personal knowledge of where students have gone), Vancouver is one of the two most common cities for TRU grads to article in.
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    Interests Section

    fwiw I didn't list interests on my resume for 1L OCIs and I didn't get any interviews, but for 2L OCIs I included interests and got several interviews. Coincidence? Perhaps. I did get asked about all my interests during these interviews and others though. I decided to list 3-4 things and put short descriptions beside them. So for example, for travelling I put that I lived in western Europe for a time; for reading I put my favourite book series; for sports, what kind of sports I played on a regular basis, etc. My interests were very cliche and generic-sounding, but since they were my genuine interests I made them more unique by adding the explanations. Interviewers seemed to like that.
  8. I did law school in BC and am currently articling in AB. The Career Services office at my school did info sessions for students who were interested in articling in BC, AB, and ON. Other provinces were on an 'as needed' basis so don't forget to utilize your own career service office when you get into/start law school. p.s. don't forget that there is a 3rd option in BC - TRU is a great law school for many reasons, a host of which can be found by going through my own content on these forums
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    Imposter Syndrome

    I know a lot of people who felt this way especially in law school where it seemed like everyone around was more accomplished or had more experience or better grades or more volunteering experience, or more education, etc. What I found was that as much as you feel like this, probably the majority of your peers do too so you're not alone. It's strange to feel like you're always competing, but you're not sure what everyone's score is so you just assume it's higher than yours. At the end of the day, you got into law school for a reason so it doesn't matter why everyone else got in. You do you, that's all that counts.
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    Student AID BC VS Scotia LOC

    Be aware though that any BC loans you take might reduce the amount of your PSLOC you can receive. CHECK WITH YOUR BANK!!
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    Is it fun?

    Without going into my personal thoughts on the majority of this post, I'd simply say, why not talk to some of the lawyers at the firm you work at and ask them these same questions? Maybe you can shadow one of them or go for coffee and have a frank discussion about what kind of law they do and what they enjoy about it and what they hate about it. I personally love my job, but that doesn't mean I don't love my weekends too and talk with my co-workers about being excited for the weekend. Anyway, good luck OP!
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    Housing 1L

    Kijiji and Craigslist are the most common online listing sites for apartments. Also, if you haven't already joined the Class of 2021 Facebook page and the TRU Law Black Market Facebook page, you should do that now. Good places to find roommates and upper years who are leaving their apartments or renting out ones they bought will post on the black market page. Also, Kamloops is quite small so even when something is "far" from campus, it's not usually not really too far. Depends on what mode of transportation you plan to use. The public transit system is apparently fairly reliable and plenty of buses stop on campus. If you have a car, most neighbourhoods are 15 minutes max from campus.
  13. This is definitely something that only the admissions office can answer with any certainty. Even if another student had taken that exact program and been told in this cycle or a previous one that it counts/doesn't count, the admission requirements and practices change from year to year. You're correct that they are currently busy with admins and applicants, but if you're planning to potentially take this certificate in September, then I'd suggest calling until you get an answer.
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    Travelling for OCIs

    I traveled to Calgary from BC for OCIs. Applications are mostly done online through the ViLaw website and you just select the city/cities you're looking to apply in. Generally, the career service offices collaborate together with the participating firms to schedule interviews for students from various schools and cities. At TRU, students selected for interviews were given their list of interviews directly from the career services officer who had already scheduled the time slots. I have classmates that traveled to Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and/or Toronto for OCIs.
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