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  1. Before, I wanted work at a mid size firm maybe doing wills/estates. Now, I don't know. I've lost all enthusiasm for law at this point.
  2. Hi everyone, I'll be very brief here. I am seriously considering not returning to law school after the end of the summer. Before the pandemic hit, it was already one of the worst times in my life. Just before the end of the first semester my grandfather passed suddenly. Shortly afterward, I had to put my dog down. I finished the semester with a C+ in Contracts, a C+ in Criminal Law, and a C+ in Torts. While I was actually doing well in two full year courses, these will now be credit/no credit and no longer matter. Given my poor academic performance and the smoldering crater that was the economy, I am considering cutting my loses and dropping out. If I do so now, I will not have incurred any debt. Any advice is appreciated.
  3. I’m by no means a professional career coach, but here is my take based on my experience. I would certainly err on the side of >2 weeks notice. How much longer really depends on the employer and your individual situation: Are there opportunities at this company to put your legal education to work? Do you like this company and envision a future with them? If the answer is yes to both of these questions, it may worth letting them well in advance and seeking career development opportunities. Otherwise, give them enough time to fill the role without potentially compromising your own financial situation (a months notice, two if possible).
  4. Hey everyone, I'm in the midst of completing some financial aid questions for the various schools I have applied to and I am wondering how everyone is approaching their financial aid questionnaires with the recent changes to OSAP. Some questionnaires ask students to identify their expected debt levels, which has proved difficult for me as: A) The OSAP calculator indicates that a law student should expect higher loans and less grants for 2019, but the expected cost of the program is way off. B) It is not clear to me if the 10% tuition cut would even apply to a law program. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
  5. I used the living expenses found on the OSAP aid calculator. I believe it would incorporate rent, utilities, food, and other necessities. Keep in mind, as @pzabbythesecond mentioned, this amount may be too conservative or too liberal depending on where you live, what your rent is, etc.
  6. Again, the spread was designed to give a rough picture.
  7. Factored into the total cost column. I went with the estimates provided by the 2018 OSAP estimator.
  8. If anyone is interested, I've been trying to get a general idea of how much each school I'm applying to would cost and how much debt I'd be in at the end of it. With the new OSAP changes recently announced, I have updated my earlier estimate to better reflect these changes. Before this, I was estimating based on 2018's costs and funding being consistent. If anyone is interested, I've included a copy of the results below. Cost/Debt Per School OSAP 2018 Total Cost OSAP Loan OSAP Bursary Personal Savings Outstanding Total Debt Queen's $100,713.00 $22,500.00 $24,000.00 $54,213.00 $76,713.00 Western $109,173.00 $22,500.00 $24,300.00 $62,373.00 $84,873.00 Osgoode $122,859.00 $22,500.00 $24,300.00 $76,059.00 $98,559.00 Toronto $152,664.00 $23,700.00 $23,700.00 $105,264.00 $128,964.00 OSAP 2019 Total Cost OSAP Loan OSAP Bursary Personal Savings Outstanding Total Debt Difference Queen's $94,652.76 $30,900.00 $9,600.00 $54,152.76 $85,052.76 $8,339.76 Western $102,456.00 $30,900.00 $9,600.00 $61,956.00 $92,856.00 $7,983.00 Osgoode $114,591.60 $30,900.00 $9,600.00 $74,091.60 $104,991.60 $6,432.60 Toronto $141,648.00 $30,900.00 $9,600.00 $101,148.00 $132,048.00 $3,084.00 These estimates are tailored to my personal situation (single, no dependants, out of high school for 7 years, income ~$35,000) so the picture may look different for you. To get these numbers I've assumed the following: 1. I assumed that Loan/Bursary amounts would remain unchanged over a three year period 2. I have not accounted for the ancillary fees that students will now be able to opt out of paying. 3. I have assumed that the 10% cut will apply to J.D. programs in Ontario. 4. I have also run these estimates based off a student having $0 in assets upon admission. 5. I also assumed the 10% tuition reduction wont result in higher living fees (may not be the case if you are planning to live in a residence) 6. I have not included interest payments in any of these numbers. (Some PSLOC will charge you interest only payments while in school). NOTE: I've uses the aid estimator tool on the OSAP website to come up with these figures. The 2019 calculator seems pretty rudimentary right now so these figures may be subject to change.
  9. Accepted! cGPA: 3.78 LSAT: 161
  10. Accepted on Nov. 29. CGPA: 3.77 LSAT: 161
  11. Accepted 😃 3.78 CGPA, B2 3.89, LSAT 161.
  12. To those accepted, did you submit reference letters with you applications? Also, what impact does NB residency/non-residency have on acceptance likelihood?
  13. Application complete as of September 15. No movement as of yet. I’ve already graduated and have completed the LSAT. I’m thinking early offers won’t go out until Monday.
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