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  1. I think the word "likely" is more than just semantics, especially when: a) the OP may be led to believe they can rest easy knowing they'll get in somewhere and b) the OP is considering an lsat rewrite, where a (mis)belief of the strength of their statistics may lead to not rewriting and potentially strengthening their application. I think chances threads have value, and statistics are meaningful. Less so for McGill, but you and I both know the spots reserved for people with lower statistics are for the truly exceptional (UN peace keepers, retired army captains, retired RCMP officers, etc) and not University students who were reasonably active in undergrad. Statistics are more relevant at other schools too.
  2. Sure, but you said likely. I'd really disagree with that given the medians across Canada. Aside from windsor dual and MAYBE the single JD, where else? TRU? Ottawa? I just got stuck on the "likely" part. I think OP should manage their expectations - not just for McGill but generally too.
  3. 3.68 and a 156? Unless OP wants to do the windsor dual, they're by no means a lock for law school. Get that last up is my advice.
  4. I did a quick google search and found several smaller firms who claim their practise "shareholder disputes". Is that term broader than what I referred to? Or are those firms doing this work?
  5. I'm just trying to see if there is a divide or not, as there are in other areas, and if so - how to go about finding out what firm does what.
  6. Is there a way of knowing which firms rep which/both, outside of asking lawyers at the firm or who know about the firm? Beyond that, is this an area of law that boutiques (not lenszner, etc etc, but smaller firms) practise?
  7. Hi all, in shareholder disputes - let's say derivative actions, etc etc - are firms generally divided based on who they represent? I.e some firms represent the corporations they defend in these suits, and some firms represent shareholders (either individual, or more likely institutional)? Sorry if this is a dumb question and/or if I should be able to find this information out on my own. At passing, I've only found firms to speak to doing this kind of work, not any specific side they represent. I'd gather this means they represent either, but I didn't want to assume.. If there are firms representing one side vs another, how can you go about researching this without having an in at the firm or asking someone at the firm to a coffee?
  8. I'm not a mature student applicant (I'm actually finishing my degree this December) but I just wanted to say that your career sounds incredible so far. Thank you for your service and work with NGOs and on disaster relief. We need more people like you. Good luck this year!
  9. Didn't the salt end up eating through your shoes?
  10. It'll be a tough hill to climb based on your GPA. Your background is more interesting than "president of the pre-law society" that is a dime a dozen, but McGill has some real heavy hitters who they admit in terms of ECs. If you have the time and application fee, why not apply, but manage your expectations. Definitely apply to more than just McGill.
  11. So you ignore rules that you're bound by when it's convenient, but at the same time expect firms to go above and beyond their commitments stemming from the same source you ignored? That's a double standard.
  12. Actually, it is. " Students shall deal with offers received as expeditiously as possible regardless of the stipulated time that the offer shall be allowed to remain open. Commentary: Failure to communicate a rejection of an offer as soon as a decision to reject is made prejudices not only the offering firm but also fellow students to whom an offer may next be made. Students who accept an offer shall immediately notify firms from whom they have an outstanding offer or with whom they have scheduled interviews. Students who have already accepted an offer shall not thereafter participate in interviews with other firms or accept offers subsequently received." I see two "shalls" in there and no provision saying firms "shall" or even "should" extend rejection letters.
  13. Then law school really needs to become one year with summers included, so you can squeeze more material in. Opportunity cost does matter. Weren't you just complaining how lawyers can't afford homes anymore because prices skyrocketed a decade ago?
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