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  1. I am hoping to find some people here on the forum that went through a similar experience as I did, or at least to get some advice. I am currently a 3L with a terrible GPA in law school. In 1L, I began law school full of ambition while gloating over my 3.9 GPA from my undergrad. I had every intention to secure a Bay Street job in the first summer after 1L (which rarely happens to begin with, I know that now), and wasn't going to settle for anything less. Needless to say, things did not go as I planned. I had to move away from home for law school, and during that year I was dealing with a multitude of personal issues that affected my performance (health issues of a family member that required me to travel back and forth few times a week, accompanying financial issue, and resulting pressure on my overall mental health). In other words... I was a wreck. I ended up with a solid C average (ranging between Cs and B, but more heavily weighted on the Cs). Some of these issues were resolved by my second year, and I did better (B average), until the pandemic began and I ended up with pass grades for my second term (which did not work to my advantage, as it left my GPA right where it was). Naturally, I did not get a single interview during the OCIs or the recent Toronto articling recruitment. Despite my best efforts, I don't expect this to change, as employers tend to look at 1L for the obvious reason that these are foundational courses (even if I have an A in securities, it's hard to overlook a C in contracts, I understand that). The rest of my application is pretty strong (law school involvement, internships, great reference letters etc..), but that does not seem enough for employers to disregard my previous grades. I have tried pretty much everything at this point, including approaching the school and asking if I can re-do 1L - yes, I would be willing to do that all over again as my circumstances are completely different now, but apparently it is not an option like it was in undergrad. I am also having difficulties speaking with my peers about that, as most have successfully found articling positions. I don't have any connections to people who work at more senior positions at firms, and networking opportunities are somewhat limited this year. I am open to start my own practice eventually, but I am not looking to do that straight out of law school, as I don't think it will be beneficial. I am sure that there are other people on this forum who have had a similar experience. I was hoping that someone could advise on how they still managed to get an articling position, and later, a job in law that they like, despite the odds being against them? I love the law and everything about it, and don't want to give it up as I can't imagine doing anything else. But I am also extremely stressed about the prospect of wasting the next 2-3 years of my life frantically looking for a job. My worst nightmare is to end up at a banking job and keep telling everyone for the rest of my life that I actually have a law degree. 😕 Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Was wondering the same thing. I have been trying to call them this past week but wasn't able to get through to anyone. Did anybody had luck?
  3. Absolutely. I was initially told by the RBC rep that they can beat "any other offer", while in reality theirs is one of the least competitive ones.
  4. Sounds like RBC. Both Scotia and TD offered me more than 100k and prime + 0. You should definitely shop around.
  5. No, I am currently finishing my fourth year. That's why I was confused and I wondered whether it was a standard for other offers as well.
  6. I am. But so are most people I assume
  7. I am just curious, but was anyone else's acceptance conditional? Mine reads the following: "You must obtain 30 credits of full-time university studies, and in your last year of studies you must maintain a GPA of at least 70%. You must submit a final official transcript before registration. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer of admission if these conditions are not met"
  8. Was accepted earlier today! CGPA 3.85, Highest LSAT: 155. Great LORs, average EC.
  9. My status changed to "deferred decision" as well this morning. Though I am not exactly sure what they mean by "further grades required", as my GPA is at 3.85 already
  10. Hello everyone! I was hoping someone would be able to help me with a question I have. I recently received an offer where it was indicated that the offer expiry date is May 4th. Does this apply to the date by which I have to provisionally accept the offer? or firmly? If I accept it provisionally, how long can it stay in this status before it has to be changed to "firm"? Like many others, I am still waiting to hear from other schools, a process that might continue until the end of June, so I would really appreciate some clarification!
  11. I never really checked on their website, but it does say on my file "LSAT average score" and I have read it somewhere here. But its good to know that they take the highest!
  12. From what I have read on this forum and on the website, yes they take the average and they don't look at the February score (unless it is the dual program).
  13. Got accepted at some point this evening! CGPA: 3.85 LSAT: 145, 155 (since Windsor takes the average) Did not get the email yet, but the status changed on uWindsor!
  14. Just got the email. 3.85 CGPA and 155 LSAT.
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