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  1. Hi all, 

    I am selling the following books. I am in London but without a car so would appreciate if you would be willing to pick them up. Covid 19 precautions will be taken.


    Tort Law - Weinrib, 5th ed [$70] 

    Martin's Pocket Criminal Code 2020 [$50]

    Criminal Law - Roach et al., 11th ed [$40]


    Thanks, get in my dms if you would like to buy :) 

  2. 23 hours ago, castlepie said:

    I mean, I get it. My GPA is definitely my selling point comparatively but I am worried about my LSAT score (my first diagnostic was actually 153 as well). Hoping for the best!!

    Thats a pretty good diagnostic btw

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  3. 1 hour ago, Astro said:

    Rent in Victoria is 1.5k per month? 

    Vic does have a very low vacancy rate but op you should be able to get a nice studio or 1 bed apartment for like 900-1200 @ChasingMountains (Its been two years since ive lived there tho so things could have changed)

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  4. On 4/3/2020 at 1:30 AM, AJD19 said:

    You will likely get about 15K a year from BC. It will be a combo of debt and bursaries depending on your income. Get a professional line of credit from scotiabank as well. 

    eh more like 11-12k from BC unless you qualify for the low income grants (think its like 1-2k) and even then your parents income is accounted for unless youve been out of high school for atleast 4-5? years

  5. 3 hours ago, student0033 said:

    I worked full-time at a fast food restaurant for two years prior to attending law school. I did not drink any alcohol, I used the local Tim Hortons WiFi and I relied on my city's food bank. I managed to save enough to pay for 2/3 of my law school tuition. I relied on OSAP and bursaries for the rest.

    i envy you

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  6. 7 hours ago, capitalttruth said:

    I got a 164 and was rejected at Queens last year, but I'm not sure if it was my LSAT that was the culprit. I'm going back for a year of courses to raise my L2 (currently at a 3.75) and I've written a new PS which I've been told is a big improvement over the one I wrote last year. Do you think a 164 cuts it for Queens? I'm applying Access.

    I don't want to be too affirmative with my comments because at the end of the day, it's still an educated? guess at best. Anyways, I definitely wouldn't put so much weight on your ps, it really is going to a small factor. If an 3.75 l2 and 164 didn't get you in then either look to your cgpa or improving your lsat.

    I would also double check that your l2 is correct. You can possibly call Queens and ask what they calculated your l2 as. 

  7. 4 hours ago, lawschoolhopeful6 said:

    I mean, I see a lot of people who were accepted off the waitlist to both Queens and Western with similar stats under the "Accepted" forum for each school, but I guess like SeniorLopez247 said, the PS, EC, and LOR are also big components of it. I keep hearing people say that L2 is more important to Queens and Western than cGPA, that's why i'm hoping I at least have a slim chance of getting in. Appreciate the response and advice!

    Yes but you don't see the people that didn't get in with similar stats. I made the mistake of reading way too much into stats in the accepted threads and I thought I was in with my 161. If you're okay with that slim chance and have other options then of course that's fine. For me I only wanted law school and so my mistake really hurt me. 

  8. 8 hours ago, lawschoolhopeful6 said:

    If you don’t mind me asking, we’re you accepted off the wait list to any of those schools? I imagine Osgoode is a far stretch with my statistics but I’m hoping Queens or Western are a possibility 

    You need a better lsat for Queens and western imo. I applied to both last cycle with better cgpa and same lsat and didn't even get on waitlist. Got 166 this cycle and got into western in the first round. 

  9. 2 hours ago, Johnappleseed said:

    PC’s are cheaper... not really true.

    Don't know if youve seen the price of a MacBook Air recently, starting price is $1449. $300-600 more than a comparable PC. MacBook pro starting price is $1699. $400-$600 more than a comparable PC (surface laptop 2 is $1249 - also was just on sale for $999). And yes, in most cases, that is with an SSD.

    2 hours ago, Johnappleseed said:

    SSD and those are going to run you $800 plus, so you’re gonna pay a bit more for a MacBook Air than a basic SSD CPU but not much... 

    I don't what a basic SSD CPU is but SSD prices have fallen drastically in recent years. You can get 256gb SSDs for around $50-80. Tho most PC manufacturers will charge you $100 to $200 for the upgrade from 128gb to 256gb. Apple charges $250. 


  10. Ill be getting a surface laptop or a surface pro 6. Been using my surface pro since the start of undergrad and really like it. Just deciding on if I want the laptop frame or not. 

    Plus I cant really deal with various apple decisions like going with the touchbar vs touchscreen, quality issues, the keyboard, ios being so closed off etc. 

  11. I went to UVic for undergrad. It's a great place to spend a few years. The city and campus is beautiful. Vancouver and Seattle is a couple hours away. I applied and got into UVic and Dalhousie and would have chosen UVic by far if I hadn't gotten into western (want to practice in Toronto). I was put off by the dalhousie campus and bigger class sizes. Everyone I talked to at the law school at UVic also gave me rave reviews so there's that. 

  12. 9 hours ago, TheAEGIS said:

    Hmm. I think this will come down to how familiar the prospective employer is with the school, regardless of what reputation it has in India. You're assuming a Canadian law firm will be able to appropriately evaluate OP's engineering degree from another country, and then determine that its actually better than a Canadian engineering degree. Maybe an engineering firm familiar with OP's university could make this call, your average Bay Street shop hasn't got a snowball's chance in hell of figuring that one out though.

    I mean if someone is specifically hiring for a student with an engineering background, it isn't hard to imagine that seeing an Indian undergrad degree might result in a Google search or two about said university. Siliconvalley firms literally prioritize hiring from places like the Indian institutes of technology...

  13. On 5/17/2019 at 10:09 AM, TheAEGIS said:


    You want to work in US big law because of the higher starting salaries, but you only want to work there for two years before moving back to Canada to make less money. And it would cost you almost double what it would in Canada to study in the US. So your higher American starting salary will go towards paying off your higher American law school debt. And then you have to deal with NCA requirements to transfer your degree back to Canada. Or you could go to a Canadian law school, owe less money, make less money and not have to worry about transferring degrees down the line ... 

    The most obvious issue with your plan is that your employment post-degree is not guaranteed. And your options seem like they hinge on landing a highly paid law gig. Look, it's fine to have big law, either in the US or Canada as a goal, but if your plan doesn't work unless you're earning the very highest salaries out the gate, I'd advise to pick a new one.

    Also is your engineering degree from India? I don't know how much of a leg up that will give you with Canadian or US firms. An engineering degree can be an asset for a lawyer, but the profession tends to be biased in favour of North American degrees.

    Cc Indian engineering degree: assuming op's admission to great schools also translates to having gone to a great Indian engineering school, his degree would be way more valuable compared to a Canadian engineering degree. 

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