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  1. 4 hours ago, Luckycharm said:

    I suggest you contact Ottawa Law school directly to find out how they view your application.

    168 LSAT is a very impressive score...

    Your academic performance may be over

     

    Mature Applicants

    In order to qualify as a mature student, at the time of application:

    • the applicant must have five or more years of work or other non-academic experience since completing secondary school studies; and
    • the period of non-academic experience may include part-time, but not full time, post-secondary studies.

    In this category, additional consideration will be given to relevant outstanding qualities, as evidenced by previous career and/or life experiences. The academic program in law school is very demanding, so we are looking for a demonstration of capacity for academic success. This usually includes satisfactory completion of at least some courses at the university level.

    In addition to all the documents listed on our How to Apply page, Mature applicants must also submit to OLSAS an up-to-date résumé or curriculum vitae. Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae or resume via the SAM page in their OLSAS application.

    If you are unable to obtain a letter of reference from an academic source, please choose referees who are able to speak to your abilities as they relate to law school, namely your ability to analyse, write, conduct research, work in groups, and organize your time.

    Applicants in this category must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

    typed too fast

     

    I think you have met the academic requirements...

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  2. 2 hours ago, Syndicate03 said:

    I also do agree with that other comment that LOR won't improve or kill your chances. Likewise with EC lol, no one cares that you played intramural soccer once a week or joined a club in your second year haha. It's mostly based on grades, soft factors are only somewhat important for a borderline applicant, they'll never make or break you

    Just curious, how do you people know that the LOR is strong or weak?


  3. I suggest you contact Ottawa Law school directly to find out how they view your application.

    168 LSAT is a very impressive score...

    Your academic performance may be over

     

    Mature Applicants

    In order to qualify as a mature student, at the time of application:

    • the applicant must have five or more years of work or other non-academic experience since completing secondary school studies; and
    • the period of non-academic experience may include part-time, but not full time, post-secondary studies.

    In this category, additional consideration will be given to relevant outstanding qualities, as evidenced by previous career and/or life experiences. The academic program in law school is very demanding, so we are looking for a demonstration of capacity for academic success. This usually includes satisfactory completion of at least some courses at the university level.

    In addition to all the documents listed on our How to Apply page, Mature applicants must also submit to OLSAS an up-to-date résumé or curriculum vitae. Applicants must submit their curriculum vitae or resume via the SAM page in their OLSAS application.

    If you are unable to obtain a letter of reference from an academic source, please choose referees who are able to speak to your abilities as they relate to law school, namely your ability to analyse, write, conduct research, work in groups, and organize your time.

    Applicants in this category must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.


  4. 3 hours ago, Samkab said:

    Hi guys! So I'm applying to Osgoode, Ryerson, Queen's, Ottawa, Western, and Windsor, and I'm really freaking out after seeing LSAC's current 2021 database of applicants. As of now, according to their data (which they assume is 10% of final applicants) my LSAT score (161) is in the bottom half of LSAT scores for those who have applied, either meaning that people's LSAT scores have gone up a lot this year, or that those high scorers are just applying earlier than they did last year. With this in mind, what do you guys think are the chances of me getting into the schools I've mentioned above? Do you think I have a chance at at least one of them?

    Osgoode  100%

    Queen's     100%

    Ottawa      100%

    Western  100%

     and Windso  ask God


  5. 2 hours ago, akearney17 said:

    Do you think its worth it to apply to Queen's and Western too just to up my chances? 

    I went to Queen's for undergrad and am here for my masters so I'm a bit sick of Kingston...that was my one mine reason for not applying. Also UofT seems to need a higher LSAT? The median is 166 right now :( 

    Apply broadly...U of T is not out of reach


  6. 5 minutes ago, LawyerLil said:

    Hey guys! I'll cut to the info.
    CGPA- 3.72
    B3- I am in the process of fast tracking my degree so I have only been in uni for 3 years so no forth year.- 3.72
    B2- 3.82-3.9

    LSAT- 165

    I have volunteer hours for a consistent 2 years and still going 
    shadow days with a judge in Toronto consistently for two summers
    reference letter from crown attorney and a professor 
    experience with published essay written by me with crown attorney and case I attended with him
    Diversity (idk if that even matters haha) - Lesbian 
    My personal statement is pretty heavy and an undeniable hurdle 

    Should I try to get a job? I heard that looks good but I am so busy 

    Don't do anything... you are in


  7. 41 minutes ago, RyeStudent99 said:

    Hi all, my  October score is a 161 — which I know is pretty good, but U of T's median LSAT score is 166 😕 

    It's my dream university (as I live right down the street and my family's gone there), but I'm wondering how likely it is I'll get in with a lower LSAT score (for them) and a 3.9 CGPA (according to OLSAS conversion). I feel like as a Ryerson student they're going to judge me for not having gone to a prestigious university lol. I know that I've accomplished quite a bit professionally, but I think U of T generally weights grades and LSAT score more than personal statements. 

    Any advice? 

    I know I can re-take the LSAT in November but I have so many papers due, it's unlikely I'll be able to study as much ! :(

    possible


  8. 1 minute ago, LawyerLil said:

    Hey guys! I'll cut to the info.
    CGPA- 3.72
    B3- I am in the process of fast tracking my degree so I have only been in uni for 3 years so no forth year.- 3.72
    B2- 3.82-3.9

    LSAT- 165

    I have volunteer hours for a consistent 2 years and still going 
    shadow days with a judge in Toronto consistently for two summers
    reference letter from crown attorney and a professor 
    experience with published essay written by me with crown attorney and case I attended with him
    Diversity (idk if that even matters haha) - Lesbian 
    My personal statement is pretty heavy and an undeniable hurdle 

    Should I try to get a job? I heard that looks good but I am so busy 

    3.72 per OLSAS?


  9. 14 minutes ago, noireivoire said:

    Luckycharm, what's the wording for Western's cutoff? One might assume it's a minimum cutoff...ie, 156 won't be considered.

     

    you are right- I mixed up Queens and Western.

    Western is looking for 80th percentile.. 160 in most cases.

    https://law.uwo.ca/future_students/jd_admissions/admissions_FAQ/prospective_students_general.html

    What is required to be a competitive candidate?
    A competitive candidate in the General Category will have completed a minimum of three years of undergraduate university study, (although most of our admitted students have completed a four-year degree), have an A- (82-84%) (GPA 3.7) average preferably overall, but particularly for the last two full years of study, and an LSAT score above the 80th percentile.

     

     

    https://law.queensu.ca/frequently-asked-questions

    Do you have minimum admissions requirements?

    We do not have minimum admission requirements.  In the General Category, competitive applicants should have at least an “A-” average (GPA 3.7) in the top two years of their undergraduate degree program at a full course load along with an LSAT score of at least 157. In the Access Category, competitive applicants should have at least a “B+” average (GPA 3.3) in the top two years of their undergraduate degree program at a full course load along with an LSAT score of at least 154. 


  10. 13 minutes ago, Syndicate03 said:

    If the waitlists are in fact ranked, that means they have to be re-evaluated by a different group of people because the committee that Ryn sat on supposedly never ranked positions, just who would go on the list itself. 

    This is a little odd as I'm assuming the files would once again have to be re-evaluated by a different set of people? How long would all of this even take if everything would have to be viewed twice in a holistic manner? 

     

    Why would you be concerned about the process?

    OZ like all other law schools wants to fill the class with the best possible students and the best combination.

    Whether the files will be re-evaluated or is not anyone's concern but theirs. Admission should have the flexibility to make the final decision based on the information they have at the time.

    I was placed on the OZ waitlist and someone with lower stats than a few of us who were on the list was accepted.

    I was a bit upset but has to respect their (holistic ?)decision.

     

     


  11. 2 minutes ago, noireivoire said:

    So you're saying the OP has better chances at Queens/Western. I'd agree with that,. I'd put Queens/Western a little higher, say 159.

    Sorry for my clumsiness; new to this board. 😃

    157 is the cut off (I think) for Western and Queens.

    https://law.queensu.ca/frequently-asked-questions

    you have minimum admissions requirements?

    We do not have minimum admission requirements.  In the General Category, competitive applicants should have at least an “A-” average (GPA 3.7) in the top two years of their undergraduate degree program at a full course load along with an LSAT score of at least 157. In the Access Category, competitive applicants should have at least a “B+” average (GPA 3.3) in the top two years of their undergraduate degree program at a full course load along with an LSAT score of at least 154. 

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