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Posts posted by Luckycharm

  1. 1 hour ago, Deadpool said:

    Why are you getting so worked up over this? It's fine that he or she made a financial "guestimate" based on what they thought they may receive from Osgoode. It's only one of the factors that played into their decision. Life is full of uncertainty so people have to take their chances along the way. 

    I won't careless why she decided to go where.

    I want to point out that U of T costs more than OZ even after Bursaries.  

  2. 2 hours ago, Demander said:

    To clarify, finance was one of several considerations. Since Osgoode doesn't have an aid calculator, I compared the amount U of T's calculator estimated I would get against what I guessed I would get from Osgoode. I informed my Osgoode guess by asking Osgoode students with similar wealth to my own what they were getting, and also by looking at the website. 

    "similar wealth to my own what they were getting"

    Do they also have similar available resources, expenses, accumulated educational debts and personal reasons.......

    "The primary criterion for receipt of a bursary is financial need. Decisions are made based on a variety of considerations, including available resources, expenses, accumulated educational debt and personal factors, including medical and familial circumstances.


  3. 1 hour ago, usrockband said:

    I didn’t convert to or from OLSAS for 4.3; I used my transcript and converted my grades directly to 4.3 using the weighted scale guide on Dal’s website (I only converted the grades from my final 2 years). But yeah that’s what I ended up getting.

    I think it’s because I have a good number of “A” grades; which increase in weighted value by a decent amount on the 4.3 scale, as opposed to “A-“ or “B+“ grades.

    Your OLSAS cGPA and L2 may not be what you think

  4. 3 hours ago, usrockband said:

    As in title... I know my cGPA is pretty weak. My L2, L3 (I did 5 years) and LSAT are all ok I think... I’ve only written the LSAT once.

    L2 is 3.76 on 4.3 scale.

    Mostly interested in Dal, UofO and Western, but I’m honestly not overly fussed; would consider anywhere within Canada. I don’t think I would qualify for access, so applying general.

    What do you all think? Thank you in advance 🙂

    you only dropped .04 converting 3.76/4.3 to Olsas?

  5. 32 minutes ago, Demander said:

    I inquired with similarly situated students, and I looked around on their website. Maybe if they had a calculator like U of T, my estimate would be different, but even in hindsight, I'm glad I chose U of T because of the community, opportunities I've enjoyed, and location. 

    That means your choice had nothing to do with finance.


  6. 8 hours ago, capitalttruth said:

    Update: I beat the LSAT, y'all. I got a 164 on the most recent LSAT. I did it on 2 hours sleep as well! Turns out lack of sleep probably wasn't the culprit, just wasn't prepared enough.

    Thanks to everyone for their encouragement!

    You were thinking of cancelling the score. Can you tell us what was in your mind after taking this test?  This would help others who has post test doubts/worries.



  7. 10 hours ago, Demander said:

    I started off dead set on Osgoode for the clinics, but ended up choosing U of T for a combination of:

    • Location - I prefer to live in a walkable neighborhood closer to school
    • Financial aid - I was able to get more from U of T than from Osgoode and it eliminated the tuition difference
    • Co-curricular - Available clinic opportunities were in my areas of interest
    • Community - this wasn't part of why I chose the school, but it is a reason I would recommend it to others - I've found it to be a really positive, collaborative atmosphere, where everyone is genuinely "into" learning about the law.
    • Alumni network - I can't compare this to Osgoode, but I've always found that U of T grads are very willing to talk to and help out a student seeking career/school/life advice

    How do you know how much you can get from Osgoode?

  8. 6 hours ago, AlpacaWhisperer said:

    Many people have posted that they received notification by email that they were on the waitlist.

    Meanwhile I have no heard back from anywhere except for Windsor. Is this a case of no news is good news, or is it more likely that I am not on waitlist because I am soon to be rejected? 


    Your stats and schools you applied to?


  9. 54 minutes ago, NeverGiveUp said:

    That's only 4. 

    It should be 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000. Can you count? :)

    I have trouble counting how many eggs my canary has laid. She won't leave her nest.

  10. 3 hours ago, PoorStudent said:

    No rats, but found 1 cockroach my first night at 380 Assiniboine, as well as 2 others during my first semester... Haven't seen any since. One of my classmates did not see any cockroach until one night he woke up with one on his neck... Apparently 380 is not that bad and some buildings are really disgusting, 380 is supposed to be one of the cleanest. Some of my friends did not have any issue. 

    Living on campus is very convenient the first semester, but second semester, it starts to get really depressing and there are a lot of events downtown as well that I miss out on because I do not want to do a 2-hour commute in total in one day to go downtown... 

    I would have preferred Osgoode Chambers, but it wasn't possible in my situation as I am not a traditional 1L I wasn't eligible. I would kinda regret not living off-campus, somewhere in the middle between downtown and Osgoode. 

    keep 3 chickens and all the cockroach will be protein for them.

  11. 2 hours ago, ranchonpizza said:

    I would only recommend a private tutor to people with specific learning styles. Some consider hiring a tutor or attending a prep course as an excuse to not actually put the work in. I personally fared much better after teaching myself!

    That is you

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