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  1. A handful of us in my first-year signed up for 1-bedroom apartments and then had them move us into two-bedroom apartments that we had to ourselves. Not sure if they still do it, but 12/10 would recommend doing again.
  2. UofM for undergrad, went away for law school. I decided I wanted to come home for articles and was lucky enough to get a position. I just wanted to reiterate that it's possible to do, but that you will need to do some legwork on your own when you come back to meet people. Best of luck!
  3. Yes, I panicked the one time I got summoned by the Dean also. He just wants to chat and get to know the students. Nothing at all to worry about (unless you did something wrong???)
  4. Let’s maybe not dox people in real life. The group will get made in good time, and everything will be fine. Its understandable for students to be excited, but there’s nothing going on this early that incoming students need to worry about.
  5. 3L here from Winnipeg. Went to UofC (no regrets). Applied to both markets for articles after second-year. Got hired back in Winnipeg and decided to finish my degree at UofM (& so can also talk to what UofM is like). In my first 2 years at UofC there were a grand total of 3 Winnipeg law students in the faculty, so you probably won't get many more recent responses. Short version: UofC is the right decision if you get in. Not because UofM sucks, blahblahblah, but because it will give you more employment options, and you can still come back if you decide that you want to. Having spent 4 months at UofM now, many students have to apply for jobs in Calgary because there simply aren't enough articling positions in Manitoba. By going to school in Calgary you better position yourself to find an articling position (which you need to be a lawyer). That being said, it seems as though UofM has a stronger criminal law presence than UofC, but each will provide you roughly the same level of education in the area. Feel free to PM me if you have more questions! (and any other Manitoba students that may see this in the future)
  6. What’s your L2? I had a 3.3 cGPA, 3.6 L2, 163 LSAT and got in.
  7. If you can afford to apply to Sask and UNB, I would do so. It's a drop in the bucket compared to what you'll make practicing.
  8. Depending on where you are applying to, I think you should be okay. Apply broadly and I think you’ll get in somewhere. Source: had a 3.3, 3.6 cGPA, 163, and got multiple early offers.
  9. It’s been said on this forum in other places, but try not to worry about your debt. You’re going to make more money in your first year as a lawyer than you (probably) will in your final year pre-law school. If you’re mentally ready to go, just go. That being said, a 159 is a solid score with that L2.
  10. I found it easiest to just focus on doing the things that made me happy. Listen to all the advice you want to, but only take the actions that will lead to your own happiness. Don’t compare yourself to others. Let the curve take care of that.
  11. I can't echo this enough. I came from a humanities background and didn't return to creative pursuits until 2L. It made a world of difference in my happiness level.
  12. Look at Starling’s quoted text in their first response for an idea of what it looked like pre-edited. As someone who read OP’s first post, I wish it hadn’t been edited.
  13. This is true. I still stand by my statement that a hobby is possible (and encouraged, in my opinion), though it probably depends on what you want out of your law school career. There are people that live in the library (maybe they watch movies in there, I have no idea), and don't seem to have hobbies. Some of them are deans-listers, some of them are not. If you want to spend all of your time doing schoolwork, power to you, but 1. time spent working =/= guaranteed better grades, and 2. employers are often interested in more than just grades. Everyone prioritizes things differently, and whether "you have time" for more is really up to you. (Obligatory "your mileage may vary.")
  14. These are fair views. In the draft of my first response I started to go off talking about access to justice issues, and how the real employment crisis is articling, not actual legal work, so I totally understand what you're saying.
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