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  1. I would agree. I said you cannot equate those two events in my previous post. Anyway, I'll take all of your opinions into account and apply in the general category.
  2. Thank you everyone. I just have one point to address. Deadpool based off your logic at the bottom of your post, death in the family would be a very normal part of a student's life depending on how long one is going to school. In addition, it may not be a "one time" occurrence as many deaths in the family will happen in our lives or could happen during study. Further, even though Canadian Law may indicate one form of bereavement (loss of father) of greater mourning than another (breakup/ yes, this is a type of grieving), this is not always the case. I am sure we can come up numerous examples that we have seen.
  3. Hey everyone, I am reading over the application process for the Ottawa, and I have some questions about the special circumstance category. At the start of university, I was in a drastically different program than I am in now, didn't know how to select courses, or knew what I really wanted out of university. Would this count as a special circumstance? How about a breakup? Could someone please give me some concrete examples of what would apply? Thank you very much
  4. I called OUAC for a separate matter today, and the person on the phone mentioned that it would open August 23rd most likely.
  5. Hey everyone, I know the admission deadlines for most schools is November 1st, but when do the applications open on OLSAS for the 2019 applications? Thanks!
  6. So, the last paragraph is exactly why I am concerned. I do not have much savings, a great current job, or any parental support in terms of money, and I have just under half of my undergrad loan to pay off. Having said that, my parents help in other ways and have been absolutely awesome. However, I don't want to rely on them when I am a very grown adult. I want to be practical with my next move and less idealistic than I was when I was 18. Also, I should mention explicit that I have no interest in becoming a bay street or corporate lawyer. My interests in law range from criminal law (preferably prosecution for the crown), tax law, and family law... definitely not corporate. Now, I know some of these areas are very competitive and don't pay out as much as the bay street lawyers which makes me even more concerned. Can anyone say whether it is doable to graduate with upwards of 100k in debt and still live reasonably well? I am very frugal person, so I am not talking luxury, I just don't want to constantly worry about money.
  7. Thank you for your detailed answer. I guess I will have to research the funding aspect in more depth, to see exactly how I will be able to manage it. As for the second part, I think you are misconstruing my thoughts on law school. I don't think it will create guaranteed job opportunities. However, I do want to have a return on my investment as long as I work hard and do well. I have worked very hard in my own field, but the job prospects are slim, so I wanted to do something about that. Hence, my interest in furthering my education. I think it is a valuable question any person should ask when going into any program. Remember, law school is an investment just like any other program. I just want a good chance of return on my investment. In addition to above, I wanted to know when applying to jobs first year or second year in law school what will be the main criteria (e.g., my performance in law school, EC's in law school (all of which I can gain), or will it be whether I had a good job in the past)?
  8. I am strongly considering applying to law school this year, but the cost and the overwhelming process has been keeping me from initiating the process. I know the average tuition of law students is around 25k or more a year and that is definitely a daunting amount of debt, especially for someone that doesn't have a great job or parents backing them. Also, as far as I have seen, the cap for osap is around 11k per year, which leaves me questioning how I will pay for the rest and whatever other costs I will incur. Do I have to take out a line of credit or work another job? I'm not sure I can pay the interest on that high of a loan/line of credit while I am in school without a job. What did you end up doing for this situation? I am really weary of debt because I just came out of an undergrad program which cost me over 40 K, but yield no results in terms of my career. It could end up being lucrative if I ended up doing a Masters or Phd, however, I would likely be in the same situation financially. So, here comes my second big concern: Will I get a clean slate by becoming a lawyer and going to law school? What I mean is, will my current dismal job experience affect my ability to secure legal positions? I really believe I can do well in law school and enjoy it. Thanks
  9. I'm consistently scoring from 150-152 which is not near my target of at least 160. Although I only started studying a week ago for the LSAT I'm still worried I whether I can bring up my score to that level. My cgpa is 3.6, so I'll need around 160 or higher to be in contention for most schools. So my question: is there a significant disadvantage to writing the LSAT in December. Also, what are my chances of improving my scores in 3 weeks to desired levels of 160 or greater. Things I have done: I have read through two of the bibles, and did a ton of practice but my logic games section has not been improving too much. In addition, although my reading comprehension and logical reasoning are increasing, the slope is not that great. Thanks, any advice would be appreciated.
  10. Can you even withdraw that this point of the September LSAT? Also, you still have a month, I literally just started studying for the lsat around 4 days ago. I know that's not ideal but it can be enough time depending on the amount of work I put in now.
  11. I'm preparing for the upcoming lsat on September 24 and I'm wondering what materials I should use to study? I'm a little low on money so I was wondering whether there is pdfs available for the powerscores books in particular the reading comprehension one? Also, if anyone could recommend any other materials I need. Finally, I am wondering whether there is a way to get pretests as well for free? As for specifics: In my pretests I done well in logic games but not so well in logical reasoning and reading comprehension, can some people give me tips on each section? For reading comprehension my problem is generally it is too much information to take all in at once and I get lost in the details and for logical comprehension it is usually problems with certain types of problems like weaken arguments. Any recommendations? Thank you
  12. Hello, I'm going to be applying in the Fall of this year to all the law schools in Ontario and I am wondering what my chances are? My cgpa after courses completed for this year will be 3.56/4. But if you were to exclude my first year it would be extremely high since I have done really well ever since (I was in a different program at the start of my first and second year and it brought down my gpa). I still have 6 courses to take and the maximum cgpa I could receive(if I got 4.0 in my remaining courses) would be 3.63. I have not taken the LSAT yet but I will be taking it in September. Also just to note I am a uoft student if that makes any difference. What would be a realistic score I would need to receive on the LSAT in order to get in to any of the Ontario law schools? I can post my transcript if that would help. Thank you
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