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  1. UofA will be sending a mass email outlining the various changes regarding exams, grading etc to all students tomorrow morning. At the moment it is not confirmed whether the faculty of law will have an exemption or not, will report tomorrow morning.
  2. It will be, firms require a constant flow of new lawyers, they may hire less, but hiring will occur.
  3. How will firms be able to differentiate between students if they all have pass/fail, further, how will firms view students from schools that used a pass/fail, versus a school which gave out standard grades? Those concerns are legitimate.
  4. UofA‘S GFC has passed a motion for the entire university to be credit/credit not received effectively pass/fail. But deans are given option for exemptions if needed.
  5. I am gonna be upfront, my second year is bad, really, really bad. A mix of things, but ultimately I ended up W'ing four courses, and taking an F in a course I could not withdraw from all in my second semester of my second year (got placed on academic warning too). I learned a lot after that semester, changed programs, switched my major to a science I was more interested in (yay for physics and physical chemistry), and really contemplated on what I wanted to do, as I was previously interested in pharmacy/dentistry but realized in my second year I didn't enjoy the biology and biochemistry courses I was taking and didn't want to continue on the path I was headed. I thought about dropping university altogether, but after shadowing a family friend who is a partner at a commercial law firm I realized how interesting it was to me, and I got hooked. My third and fourth year improved a bit, my L60 GPA is a 3.75 (got my first A+ in my fourth year yay) and my first year was a 3.1 so nothing special, but better than my 2nd. I understand my undergrad GPA is gonna burn me, but do I still have a shot at getting a 1L summer job, if not would the undergrad GPA hold me back for a 2L summer job at a larger firm such as Bennet Jones (grew up around the oilfield and would love to work at the firm that helped pioneer the O&G industry in Alberta and drafted the first oilfield contract)? Thank you in advance for any input, and the reason why I posted in this forum is because I read a few other posts and it seemed like there might be a regional difference in the importance of undergrad GPA for 1L and wanted to hear from Calgary specifically.
  6. Ultimately I want to work in Calgary, preferably at a larger or boutique firm. However, I am currently attending the UofA for my undergrad and I really enjoy the campus and wouldn't mind staying here to get my JD. Would I be better off going to UofC law, or am I almost if not as competitive as fellow UofC law students if I go to UofA law for the more coveted "big law" jobs in Calgary? Thanks
  7. Will you post the webinar to YouTube afterwards for those that couldn't watch the webinar live?
  8. Here is the link to the document in question. I am just curious whether or not it uses applicants cGPA or L2. If I don't receive a definitive answer by Monday, I will send an email to the registrar and update with answer. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-u9luOkViBOYVM2bWFMcmJNcUpOZVBZY0lsTVpyOGRIaGFR/view
  9. I was just curious if anyone has experience with applying to Law schools and having courses declared as extra to degree. I am planning on switching my major and I am in my second year, this change will require me to declare a few courses extra to my degree. I was wondering how Law Schools will look at these extra courses, will they be included in my GPA? I know that for some schools such as UofA and UofS they only look at L2 and B2, respectively. However I would like to know what schools such as Dalhousie and UofT would do with the courses. Thanks in advance.
  10. Looking at their applicant profile (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-u9luOkViBOYVM2bWFMcmJNcUpOZVBZY0lsTVpyOGRIaGFR/view) it seems that a 3.3 and a 165/166 got you in, yet no one with a 3.3-3.5 and a 167+ LSAT got accepted, is it because no one applied with those stats or is their another factor to UofA's admissions?
  11. Thanks for any and all input. [mod edit: multiple threads consolidated. OP is interested in Western, Ottawa, Windsor, Alberta, Calgary, and Saskatchewan. -WJ]
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