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  1. So here's the thing - I know that you're unsure of your application package, but you're a stronger applicant than you think. Over the past few years, there's been a move at Osgoode to include more mature students. There's a belief (that I strongly endorse) that mature students add a lot of value to the student body and are often excellent lawyers. And so mature student applications are looked upon well. As was mentioned in the other thread - you may want to reach out to Osgoode directly if you're worried about if you have enough credits (I don't think it's an issue, but this is not my area of expertise). Make sure that your PS is focused on your experiences working/teaching/running a business and why they would both help you in the profession/why they made you passionate for a career in law. And try to expound on what you would add to the student body at Osgoode.
  2. You don't need to rewrite. You should be set with those stats
  3. Nadler is one of the best professors I had during my post-secondary education. Also such a wonderful human being.
  4. I may be misunderstanding the question, but yes you can fill out Part B. Not common, but not rare. If your GPA/LSAT is strong enough - you can absolutely pull it off.
  5. I would absolutely mention those circumstances in your application. It will be taken into account - especially as you were able to show significant improvement after your diagnosis. I dealt with several applications which had similar circumstances and recommended admits in some. I generally wouldn't worry about any stigma attached to an ADHD diagnosis with Oz - I worked closely with administration in a number of roles (including mental health/wellness related ones) and have a lot of respect for how they handle previous mental health diagnoses/in terms of providing accommodations.
  6. Second would likely be weighed more heavily than the first. It's your most recent experience and shows improvement in your ability to perform academically.
  7. I never saw a UK/AUS transfer student. Exchange students, yes. But no transfers.
  8. You've got a very strong shot, especially if you're able to land the letters you mentioned.
  9. PS - Hi ya'll! I post in this forum sometimes, but I'm definitely less active than the wonderful @Ryn. We were both on AdComm during our times at Osgoode - so I try to help out once in a bit :).
  10. 1) Your undergrad isn't great - but your post-grad will absolutely be looked at positively. I've seen explanation for grades, but I don't know if I'd necessarily give an explanation unless it's extenuating circumstances...especially as your L2 were a 3.48. I'm quite conflicted. You could very briefly touch on how your understanding of academia/studying strategies or something else changed during your post-grad. IE draw attention more to your post-grad than undergrad here.
  11. @Ryn may remember differently - but the admission requirements are *not* easier just because you're going for the MES. And it won't have a unilateral impact on your chances of getting in. That being said, a 3.59 - when combined with a good personal statement (the endangered species pitch is great, I didn't really see any of those) - still gives you a fair shot. You could very well make for a decent chance. I would also like to note that do not go for the MES if you don't want it. Law school is incredibly tough without adding in an additional work if you don't actually have interest in the additional degree you're going for.
  12. On a brighter note, the LSO finally emailed us with an update that was empathetic (included an excerpt below). Really glad that they're talking about holding a ceremony after this ordeal is over
  13. I see day 15 of social distancing is going well on this forum
  14. One bedroom. Its absolutely worth the money. You're going to spend a LOT of time in that apartment during exam times - do yourself a favor and give yourself a separate area to study in from where you relax. Also, the price point is actually fantastic.
  15. Sorry, yes - I should have clarified this. I reviewed a number of files which had reduced course loads, and I don't remember a single time where that raised a red flag for me. If someone had been taking - let's say - two courses a year. I'd have wanted an explanation for why. If an explanation was given and it was sufficient (medical reasons? financial hardship? significant involvement in student government?**), I'd be satisfied. **high threshold for this one.
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