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  1. Hey everyone! I am just going through the internet trying to compile information on potential external scholarships and was wondering if anyone on the forum had any insight they could share (which scholarships are the best/most available to UofT law students). In particular, I'm curious if anyone has had experience with the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and if the JD counts as a "graduate" program (since it is a second entry undergraduate degree). Cheers!
  2. U of T has a reputation for being a snobby school amongst those who don't go to U of T lol.
  3. "Students entering the third-year of the Queen’s BCom program are eligible to apply through an internal application process at Queen’s." The purpose is that you only have to do 3 years of Bcom before you get the degree, which saves a year of tuition and time.
  4. The queens program gives you the "option" to apply after 3 years of undergrad and still get your Bcom which usually takes 4 years. Queens law requires 3 years of undergrad to be considered for admission
  5. You'll be applying to law school after 3rd year of undergrad, not next year, even with this Queens program. Get a 162+ and maintain a 3.7+ and you'll have good chances. Your questions are incredibly vague and subjective, and the answers really depend on what you want to do/where you want to be for the next 4 years of your life. Btw undergrad will have very little impact on legal recruitment, that'll mostly be determined by your 1L marks and your personality. Edit: had a typo, disregard it.
  6. It's pretty safe to say that the difference in quality of education you'd receive at Osgoode vs. UofT is marginal at best. UofT sets it's admissions standards higher and accepts a fewer amount of people, so the recruitment data could have an omitted bias attributed to the difference in the quality of students rather than education. That being said, school is really just a signal to future employers or clients that you are both diligent and competent in your respective field. If one school has consistently dominated recruiting in an area and has a reputation for relatively stricter admission criteria, it is going to be the better choice. I'd be hard pressed to find anyone who would say that Yale provides any more of a rigorous legal education than Columbia, but to ignore the difference in class composition or recruitment data between the two would be unwise in deciding which school to go to. (Not saying UofT is Yale or Osgoode is Columbia, but the notion that it's impossible to have a ranking/tier system in Canada is silly to say the least. All of the schools in Canada provide a great legal education, but many do have substantial differences in admissions criteria and future recruitment opportunities.)
  7. I think you have to personally request another transcript. https://www.ouac.on.ca/faq/fall-and-winter-marks/
  8. If you're from an Ontario school you request the transcript under the "request additional transcripts" on OLSAS after your grades are posted.
  9. Though I agree with the sentiment that quantifiable metrics don't provide a comprehension evaluation of an application, it is very unlikely to receive an acceptance this early with that combination of GPA/LSAT without an exceptional PS/ECs (assuming General applicant). All sherry101 said was that it is likely that you had something special about you other than numbers, since the adcom doesn't randomly assign offers. The process is 2/3 determined by gpa/LSAT algorithm and 1/3 determined by personal statement. Since you are <25% percentile in 2/3 of the application, it's pretty reasonable for people to question the acceptance especially when the response is "I got lucky".
  10. Here's the last years welcome day page http://www.law.utoronto.ca/welcomeday2015
  11. From what I've heard the only Canadian school which takes into consideration undergrad institution is UofT. BUT they don't go off of which school is more "prestigious" or perceived as being more difficult, they go off of the data they have collected on previous students from your undergrad school in an attempt to "predict" your success in law school. That being said, the details have not been disclosed making the entire process a complete black box. I presume that more weight is granted to UofT/McGill students just because I've seen so many in the class of 2019 group and previous accepted threads; however, there are obviously an infinite amount of variables that can't be taken into consideration from such a superficial analysis (maybe students from certain schools tend to have better EC's or have a better trend in LSAT, not to mention the fact that UofT has such a massive undergrad population). That being said, for all law schools other than UofT, undergrad school doesn't matter; and for UofT it is of limited predictive value.
  12. I recall Prof. Alarie saying February as well.
  13. Brush up on the chewbaca criminal defence strategy and you should be fine.
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