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  1. Rejected today - but I didn’t submit any additional letter of interest , and would have likely turned down an offer regardless. I just started a new job that pays more than I’d make as a lawyer, and unfortunately, the raw math of opportunity cost makes law school just... not worth it For those of you still waiting, it seems like the class is very much full and the email stated that “interest in the class” was very, very positive, and so it seems like it has filled up. There may be a few more spots, but there’s probably not much more movement. Congrats to the new incoming class, and best of luck to all future applicants!
  2. Wait until at the very least (and that's even kinda early) after mid-July if you're not waitlisted or rejected. They're normally through files at the end of June, but the Government of Quebec ordered universities - including their admin staff being sent home - and closed for two weeks. Even if profs reviewed files on hand and did some work at home (doubtful since they would have to prepare for online classes), there would be a big backlog on the admin side so it'll hold up everything.
  3. Right? I was also pretty surprised, especially considering the SQDC was even closed.
  4. Finally WL'd today. Even if I get in, unsure if I'll accept if I get in off of it. Honestly kind of hoping I won't need to make that decision myself. GPA: 3.12 LSAT: 160/166 (163)
  5. Yeah, I just accepted an offer for a programming tech job that pays about the same or more than I would after law school. If I don’t get in it’ll be fine (which I expect at this point even if waitlisted) but if I do I’ll probably request to defer. Gonna be a lot harder to justify going back to school for years to go back to making less than what I did before I started for probably way more emotionally draining work and long hours. Still interested in law - but I’ve gotta make some hard choices next cycle.
  6. McGill is a mess. Always. The bureaucracy is soul-draining, even for a big research university. Also trying to do anything student-organizing-wise is hellish because of how stifling the administration is. Also road construction. If you come here, I really hope you like endless construction. That’s more of a Montréal flair, though.
  7. Buying some classic French literature that catches your eye would probably be a good call. If you're not near a book store, most ebook files are incredibly small and download on even terrible connections quickly.
  8. Don't be too hard on yourself. McGill is a black box process - that's not a bad thing per se, but it does mean sometimes you're going to get results without really knowing why they happened. Your GPA is stellar and that's the hardest part, quite honestly. You can write/rewrite the LSAT, but you can't really easily ever re-do your undergrad.
  9. Sorry to hear. If you can, I'd really try rewriting the LSAT - if you can hit 160, or at least the high 150s you'd basically be a lock for UOttawa + a few other schools. Your CGPA is really good.
  10. I can't speak much on the openness of extensions or their existence (but people seem to have answered that) in law school - but if they exist, and you feel like you need them, use them. They're there to be used by students who need to use them. Getting over that in my undergrad actually let me succeed. Chances are pretty good that if you care about the deadlines, and you feel you won't finish, you probably have a good reason to use them. Take care of yourself, especially now, and having a high CGPA/GPA doesn't mean you shouldn't take an extension. Quite honestly, with a high GPA it probably means you probably really need it because if you're normally a good student, there's something up with your life that's not normally there.
  11. in a normal cycle, McGill doesn't finish admissions decisions until late May/June. Way too early to give up, my friend.
  12. Honestly, with a case that unique, definitely speak about it in some sort of addendum statement - especially if you have any form of medical documents or unique circumstances that led to those low grades that you can append to your application in some form. This would make it way easier for admissions committee staff to review your GPA way more in favour of those circumstances. Quite honestly, incredibly impressive comeback grades. B2/L2 schools are also certainly an option, as would a more holistically-minded school. With such a turnaround, it seems pretty likely you had Other Things TM going on in your life that factored into that.
  13. I was thinking about my posts yesterday, and I've probably come to agree with this - but with one obvious caveat of all big undergrad courses going online, because those few 300+ people classrooms at most of the big universities are going to have to be used instead of the usual rooms to permit adequate distancing. A seminar room won't be used but instead a 50 person classroom gets used, and the 50 person classes meet in the even larger rooms (since they usually step in some degree of relative size as you go lower in the course level). Like your POLI 101s and 102s will probably be online for a long time. And quite honestly, they probably should be anyways so people can take electives a little easier from home instead of having to stay on campus for longer or watch them at their own convenience.
  14. This is fair and would seem correct on the point of it being a possible future infection, and really, probably not a super huge problem like you said with a vaccine. I'm not saying that ProfReader is wrong, though. They could very well be completely on the nose. It does genuinely seem without a vaccine that there is indeed a real and distinct possibility of a very dangerous second wave, and with that hanging over us, I am incredibly reluctant to assume anything good will happen.
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