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  1. Firstly, consult Yoni from HarvardReady. He is an LSAT wizard - take his course, or private tutoring sessions, you will not regret it. Once you raise your LSAT score, apply again and then see if going back for a semester or two to raise your GPA is worth it. Good luck!
  2. Congrats on your acceptance! Firstly, as others have mentioned, you are committed to attending that school if you choose to defer for a year. Secondly, I declined a school (Windsor, as a matter of fact) to reapply the following year to uOttawa, which I am happy to say that I got into this year. Ottawa was always my number one choice, so after being accepted to Windsor last year but being waitlisted at Ottawa, I was happy to get into Windsor but I knew it wasn't the best situation for me. I'm from Ottawa, so the thought of moving 9 hours to Windsor was less than ideal for me. That being said, if you have doubts about Windsor, be confident in those doubts and take the risk of applying again. But only do so if you are confident that you can raise your LSAT and can prepare a good application. In general, it would be foolish to turn down an offer you already have for something less certain in the future, so only do so if you're confident that your GPA, PS, and improved LSAT score will get you into a school that suits you better. Hypothetically speaking, though, if you don't get into any Toronto schools, your next best bet in terms of distance would be Western or Queen's, which aren't that much better in terms of distance from Toronto, so it may make sense to just take Windsor. By all accounts, Windsor is a fine school and I would have gone there if I lived a bit closer to Toronto. I didn't, but you do, so I can't see why you would be so hesitant to take it. There may be other reasons, which are totally understandable, so like I said just make sure your ducks are in a row before giving up Windsor and choosing to reapply. If you're young, having an extra year or two to get your ducks in a row and reapply doesn't seem like the end of the world. But if you're anxious to start, just take Windsor. Whatever decision you make, you won't regret it. Best of luck!
  3. Wondering whether I should take Prof. Sylvia Rich or Prof. Carissima Mathen for my Crim small group course. I'm choosing my small group purely on preference for afternoon classes but I am still undecided on whether it's worth taking Mathen's course (her small group course belongs to the best scheduling block for my preference). Both of them have cool research backgrounds and I would presumably jive with their thematic emphasis in the course. I've heard some controversial things about Mathen (unapproachable, talks too fast - though this would be mitigated by being able to record and pause lectures, tough marker/tough exams). Any truth to any of these claims? Don't know much about Rich either, so any reviews of her would help me make my decision. EDIT: After mulling it over, I will most likely end up taking Prof. Mathen. Any advice on how to do well in her course?
  4. I cycle alot, I absolutely love it. I try to do about 300km a week. However, I still haven't been able to kick some of the bad stuff in my diet. I'm still eating a lot of sugary and processed foods. The exercise isn't a problem, but the diet has been very difficult to phase out.
  5. Sandy Hill, Golden Triangle, Centretown, Hull, Vanier, New Edinburgh. If you're looking to save a little money, you could rent a bit farther from the school in a suburb (Nepean, Orleans, Kanata - each would be about a 30 mintue commute). Generally speaking, Sandy Hill or Golden Triangle would be your best bet. Sandy Hill is your standard student neighbourhood, densely populated with decent 1 to two bedroom apartments for 1400 - 1900$ per month (two bedroom).
  6. I don't drink anymore. Feel like I'm operating at a disadvantage entering law school sober!
  7. Can you condense this post in the form of a CANS?
  8. This post resonates with me heavily.
  9. It's below $19,000 for full time for the year; about 21,000$ if you count books and other ancillary fees.
  10. When was this e-mail sent? I'm a new uOttawa Law student and I notice that I am not receiving any official communications from the Faculty on my student e-mail. Is there a way to add myself to a mailing list?
  11. If you don't mind me asking, why did you hate making summaries? Was this harder to do depending on the class?
  12. I've been looking, for sure. Found an old Property syllabus with Prof. De Beer. Around 45 pages a week, I've heard Contracts and Torts have a similar reading length per week. Constitutional and Crim are a little longer, around 70-80 (?) per week. From what I can gather the average amount of reading per week is 250-300 pages, which is a lot but definitely manageable if you're only doing law school related stuff.
  13. It's just apart of the normal accommodations I've received throughout undergrad, grad school, LSAT etc. It may also be extended to you if there is documentation. Talk to Jessica Simon at the Equity and Academic Success Committee. https://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/people/simon-jessica
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