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  1. 3 hours ago, McSweeney said:

    Although I find it amusing that Jeremy Diamond went to Cooley and is probably one of the wealthiest lawyers in Canada (purely due to marketing savvy though rather than his aptitude as a lawyer).

    https://diamondlaw.ca/our_team/jeremy-diamond

     "Thereafter, in 2001 he received his Juris Doctoris at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and also attended Osgoode Hall Law School"

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/05/04/trump-michael-cohen-lawyer-cooley-law-school-218318

    Trump’s Lawyer Went to the Worst Law School in America

    Michael Cohen’s alma mater has long been a punchline in the legal world.


  2. 6 minutes ago, Yeezus said:

    My current grades are: A-, B+, B+, B+, B+, B, B, B+

    Will I have trouble getting a job in 2L?

    Ottawa?

    The current job situation is affected by the  Covid-19. Hard to tell how this will impact current and next year's employment prospect..

    You have around B+ average. which is pretty good..   


  3. 5 minutes ago, lindsn said:

    I have a big bone to pick with windsor. Third time applying, third time on waitlist.

    3.7X l2, 3.56cgpa 154. I applied the last couple times with a 144 and then a 146. Even called the dean about on how to improve lol. K Windsor 

    Did you apply elsewhere?


  4. 4 hours ago, MisterFister said:

    I was planning on moving across the country to a brand new city to go to law school this September.  I was going to live in the dorms on campus, since I won't be able to go apartment hunting in person.  Now I've lost my job, classes from law schools are all moved online, and dorms are kicking everyone out.  Are law schools even going to be running in 6 months?  I read that the lockdown and social distancing could last 18 months!  Is living on dorms not an option anymore?  WTF am I supposed to do now, I was already nervous about moving away all by myself, now there's so much uncertainty, I'm scared to commit to this.

    Pay the deposit before the deadline. No one can predict what will happen in Sept. However, you are NOT alone.

    Unless you decide not to go to law school this Sept.


  5. 8 minutes ago, klawyer said:

    Hi guys, 

    This summer was suppose to be my summer of volunteering, having more EC's, and having a job (things i would happily enjoy). Sadly, this seems to be more of a vision than reality considering the global pandemic. 

    I'm not sure what to do, i'm stuck at home, and I want to do things that would positively benefit myself/resume, as well as being a future law student. 

    I NEED your thoughts/opinions on what I should do (in terms of adding to my resume and generally EC's/volunteering); as of now, I only have 3 clubs from school. 

    Do not worry about your EC. What is you GPA so far?

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  6. 1 hour ago, phop said:

    I would SERIOUSLY doubt this. UNB Is known for accepting a substantial number of people off the wait list as late at July/August.

    Source: was accepted off the waitlist in July last year.

    I SERIOUSLY doubt why UNB put people on wait list if there are spots not filled....

    Until someone rejects their offer, all the spots are filled until then.  


  7. 11 hours ago, shelby1518 said:
     

     

    Hello All,

    I am really hoping to get some help from all you. I am 38 years old ( mother of 2), I have always dreamt of becoming a lawyer but never thought I could until now. I have now made a decision to follow my dream and give it my all. I have a decent career in HR with a top employer, however, I don't see myself doing it for the rest of my life. I have been doing a lot of thinking in terms of how hard will it be to be back at studying at this age with 2 kids n all. but I think I have decided that it's now or never. I am mainly looking at applying to Ryerson Law school for 2021. I am getting very confused as to how I should begin studying for LSAT, I have done a couple of free practice tests online and needless to say, I found it very tricky and hard, so I definitely need good coaching on how to think and approach the questions. My 3 years bachelor degree from York was back in 2004 and I wasn't as smart back then, so I will need to score really good on LSAT to cover my 3.2 GPA. Can you please guide me, I am thinking of taking my LSAT in July so I have enough time to prepare my application for the November 1, 2020 deadline.

     

    Please help.

     

    Thanks

     

    Shelby

    Hire a private tutor.


  8. 4 minutes ago, jatthopefullawyer said:

    I had a question regarding the student LOC that scotiabank offers. I want to apply for it but I do not need the money. Is it possible to apply for the LOC, have it open and not use any of the money? I just want to have a LOC for peace of mind. also, I assume by doing so, I would not have to pay any interest since I would not withdraw anything. 

    It seems like a unique way to have 100k and I likely will not receive any LOC offers like this in the future, unless it is for a mortgage 

    Won't cost you anything until you start drawing from it.

    Interest will be charged ONLY on the amount you take out

    So, go ahead

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  9. 15 hours ago, Dreamchaser said:

    Hey everyone!

    Hope everyone is having a good Sunday.

    Has anyone taken extra courses after completing their undergraduate degree to boost their GPA? Has it helped your application?

    I emailed a few schools which advised me that they will consider grades after graduation in making the admission decision but I want to know if someone has actually taken that path and if so, was it beneficial?

    Don't graduate


  10. 51 minutes ago, jatthopefullawyer said:

    thanks! my offer letter does not have any conditions so I guess I am good. does Ottawa care about a withdrawn course in my last semester? I am taking 6 courses but will still have 5 courses with marks if I have a withdrawn one 

    No one can really tell you what Ottawa thinks. Just do whatever you feel comfortable....and hang in there

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  11. On 3/7/2020 at 12:08 AM, jatthopefullawyer said:

    I am taking an extra course in my final semester of fourth year and I wanted to drop it, I am not doing too terrible, but it is a 75 and that will really drop my GPA. I am expected to get all 90's in my other 5 courses so I was wondering if it would look bad if I had a withdrawal? I am already accepted at Manitoba (will dropping a course rescind my offer?) but waiting on Ontario law schools, my gpa should improve from 3.52 to 3.6 by the end of the semester if I drop the 75. What do you guys think will a drop have a negative impact on me? i thought taking an extra course would be good to make my gpa higher but it did not pay off. I am mainly concerned about Ottawa and am hoping my jump from a 3.52 to 3.6 LSAT 157 makes a difference and they don't look at my drop in a negative way. 

    also, the drop will be listed on my transcript as withdrew 

    If you Manitoba offer is unconditional... then no issue

     

     


  12. 23 minutes ago, kakoke said:

    I've seen a case where the child of a General Counsel at a major institution's resume looked like this:

    Summer Student (1st year law student) - Big Law firm who dad's company gives most of their work to

    Summer Internship (summer after graduating undergrad) - dad's company

    Summer Internship (3rd yr undergrad) - dad's company

    Summer Internship (2nd yr under grad) - dad's company

    Summer Internship (1st yr undergrad) - dad's company

    Where do you think our Toronto Mayor articled at?

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  13. 15 hours ago, Mal said:

    How would they know what to average?

    Most law schools already take a subset of marks, some look at last three years (UofT) others focus on last two (Queen's/Western). 

    Your gpa is fine, do well on the lsat. Retaking courses sounds horrible and unnecessary. 

    I think U of T is B3 and Queens is B2. Am I wrong?

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