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  1. I'd suggest asking professors who know you well since that's the best way to ensure you won't end up with generic, impersonal reference letters. Personally, one of my references came from a tenure-track professor that I had volunteered for as a research assistant and another of my references came from a contract professor who also works a lawyer. I didn't worry about their status as contract/tenure, it's more important to focus on whether they know you well and whether you did well in the course.
  2. Thank you for your response! This really helped me put everything in perspective.
  3. Thank you so much for your response! That put my mind at ease a bit. I guess I just find it hard to imagine that people with really high LSAT/GPA combos aren't going to give it their all in law school and experience more success than those who come in with lower stats and also try their best. Knowing that work ethic and being able to connect with the material and enjoy it seems to correlate with success definitely makes me feel better about choosing U of T though.
  4. I am currently in my fourth year of my undergraduate degree and I am leaning toward attending U of T next year because of the competitive advantage the school seems to offer in the Toronto job market. However, my LSAT and GPA fall pretty much on the median of admitted students (166/3.85) so I'm worried that I'll be lost in a sea of extremely accomplished students next year and be unable to achieve a grade higher than a "P." I have worked very hard throughout my undergraduate degree and managed to maintain the highest GPA in my major thus far but I'm not sure that hard work will be enough when I'm in a class of students with 4.0s and 170+ on the LSAT who are probably willing to work very hard as well. I don't want to get into corporate law and I'm not sure if I want to get into "big law," so is U of T worth the extra cost it for someone like me? I know that only a moderate correlation between LSAT/GPA and success in law school has been established but I'm still terrified I'll end up at the bottom of the curve and be left with no job prospects. I know this will only provide me with anecdotal evidence but I really want to hear about the experience of current students and how their LSAT/GPA matches up with their grades in law school. Is hard work enough or is success more heavily dependent on innate intelligence?
  5. I recently received an email offering me a small scholarship that is not renewable. I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether this means I am not be considered for any of the other scholarships? For instance, if someone were to receive more than one scholarship, would they be notified in the same email? Or is it unlikely to be granted more than one? I'm definitely grateful for what I've already received, but I'm still hoping that I'm eligible for something else.
  6. I'm wondering the same thing. I was admitted mid-December and I still have not received a mail offer.
  7. It's within the first five letters of the alphabet so I'm guessing I was one of the first people called today
  8. Just got the call a few minutes ago! LSAT: 166 CGPA: 3.85 (still in my fourth year so that's also my best 3)
  9. Accepted as of yesterday! 3.85/166
  10. Accepted as of yesterday. CGPA: 3.85 LSAT: 166
  11. Accepted as of this morning! 166 ~3.85 CGPA (up until this point, I'm still in my third year of undergrad) pretty decent EC's
  12. My referee resent it in over email two or three days ago and as of this afternoon the status has been changed to "received." For anyone else that's still having issues, when I called today they transferred me to someone from processing who confirmed that they had received the letter and that it would be updated by the end of the day. I'd suggest speaking to someone from processing if you can because before this no one was really giving me any helpful answers about the letters.
  13. I'm just wondering if anyone has had any luck so far with the emailing/faxing options? Has anyone's letter been processed since they have resent it?
  14. I was told to email mine as well. My referee said he had received a confirmation from OLSAS after he had sent the letter through mail but the status of the letter never changed from "currently outstanding" for me. Also, when I called they said that they didn't have the letter and I should get my referee to resend it over email. The email still hasn't been processed I guess as the status of the letter is the same. I just don't understand how they don't have the letter if my referee received a confirmation.
  15. One of mine is still outstanding and it was also sent earlier than my other reference letter which has been received. I spoke with the professor who wrote the one that is still outstanding and he said that he was sent email confirmation from OLSAS saying that the letter had been received. I wasn't aware that OLSAS sent confirmation to the references but I guess this means that they are still in the process of sorting through everything.
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