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    What was it like getting in? How did you celebrate?

    I drafted my resignation letter for my job and handed it in. Enjoyed the last 2 months of summer.
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    Chances and Question [3.39, 3.5, 156]

    I've seen people with that GPA/LSAT get accepted but you might get waitlisted based on the strength of your letters of reference and personal statement. A significant amount of students at TRU are from Calgary/Edmonton and go back to AB to work. It's harder to get a Big Law job in Alberta as a TRU student though. We do participate in Calgary OCIs.
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    3rd Year Applicant Chances

    Generally students who get accepted to any law school with only 3 years of undergrad are exceptional students with very high GPAs and LSATs. Your GPA is good but your LSAT is just decent, so together they don't really have a reason to take you over someone who completed their degree. I don't know anyone in my class who doesn't have an undergrad degree. There's 0 downside to finishing your degree first.
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    Waitlisted 2017

    I did! I received an acceptance a month after I got waitlisted. I had a great 1st year at TRU.
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    Low Undergrad Grades

    Law firms don't make their decisions on the basis of any undergrad grades. The fact that you're in law school renders your undergraduate grades irrelevant. I mentioned in my previous comment that I was only asked about my undergrad grades because they wanted to see how I responded, they could not have cared less about my actual undergrad grades.
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    Low Undergrad Grades

    Just did my OCIs yesterday. In my first year of undergrad I had multiple Ds, one F, and an average of around 58%. The rest of undergrad had I Bs and As. Through 9 interviews, only 1 firm asked me about those bad grades, and how I managed to get such good grades after that year. I told them that I hadn't been prepared for the learning curve of university after being able to coast through high school. My grades went up because it was a wake up call that I'd never make it to law school unless I got it together. I ended my response by saying I was prepared for the learning curve in my first year of law school because I wasn't going to repeat the same mistake twice, and as a result my 1L GPA was great. I knew that was the answer they were looking for, and they told me that when they see a patch of bad grades in an applicant's undergrad transcript they usually just want to hear that the applicant learned a lesson from it.
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    Summer Student Salaries?

    Downtown Vancouver corporate commercial (McCarthy, Norton Rose, Fasken, etc.) is $50-$55k pro-rated with 3-5 days paid vacation. Looking at $4000 - $4500 per month.
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    0L's - post any questions in here

    They don't release that information. Nobody but TRU administration know the numbers. If anyone gives you a number, it's likely BS.
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    Is TRU a reputable Law School

    Not just that, they're investing in more than just the interviews, they're investing in encouraging TRU applications. 19 downtown firms also had a large group of TRU students tour them in May. The firms had catering services and had senior lawyers take the time to network with us for 1 hour+. Some firms have sent groups of lawyers to Kamloops to host networking events at bars near campus. Two days ago a few firms ran a joint OCI information session at TRU.
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    Is TRU a reputable Law School

    I wonder why that firm would refuse TRU grads. TRU does OCIs with all of the giant firms, if those firms don't refuse TRU grads I fail to see why a smaller firm would be so picky.
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    Is TRU a reputable Law School

    I've heard this from people that don't work in the legal profession nor are they connected to TRU. I'm a TRU student, I've got close family members who are lawyers in downtown Vancouver, I've never heard of a law firm that refuses to hire from TRU. In fact, I know TRU Law grads/current students that have positions at the biggest firms in Vancouver.
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    USask vs Dalhousie vs TRU

    That lawyer must be living under a rock. My sister (UBC Law alum) works at the BC Supreme Court in downtown Vancouver. Everybody knows TRU and TRU Alum have established a great reputation. Also, having done firm tours at 19 of the largest firms in Vancouver in May - no major firms exclusively hire from UBC. Last year 15 TRU Law students got summer positions downtown.
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    Waitlist 2018

    The school gets a few transfer students from the US/UK each year who are required to take 1L courses that are specific to Canada/BC (ie, Constitutional Law, Legislation, Property Law). As a result, transfer students DO take up spots in 1L classrooms.
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    2L Course Selection

    Applications open August 1 - Sept 5, OCIs at the end of September, interviews from Oct 15-17, phone calls on Oct 18. We don't have a fall reading break in BC so I'll be missing class to attend interviews
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    Waitlist 2018

    I'm a 2L but I emailed Leanne today. Her automated response says she's out of the office until July 26th and that "TRU Law is still maintaining a waitlist for the Fall 2018 intake. Updates will be available July 27th."
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