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  1. Reading English books and watching English TV/movies/YouTube
  2. You might have a shot at Ryerson/Windsor. Ryerson's a crapshoot because they're so new. Windsor is holistic so it really depends on how good the rest of your application is. I don't think you have much of a chance with Osgoode, Ottawa, Queen's, or Western. You're too far below their median accepted stats for both LSAT and GPA.
  3. As long as you can make it make sense in your budget! As in you'll get a lot of use out of it, the upkeep costs (gas, maintenance, insurance) are low, and your other budget categories won't be unreasonably tight as a result.
  4. When I went to UBC I fantasized about living in West Vancouver, owning a boat, and making this commute every day:
  5. On the off chance it's not a joke, some of my friends did use some of their PSLOC on cars. Getting a used diesel VW Jetta is usually a good choice if you need a cheap and reliable vehicle.
  6. Probably waitlisted. I had a L2 of ~3.4 and a 164 LSAT in 2017 and was waitlisted, and the school has only gotten more competitive since then. Also a BC resident, but I don't think that has any bearing on TRU's decisions.
  7. And 5'3" Muggsy Bogues made the NBA. It's not all that helpful to "point out a fact" by pointing at outliers.
  8. Why do I see the mixed as WWII Italy in this analogy? Anyway, I don't think TRU has diversity statistics for the law program. They don't collect information on students re: race, gender, or anything else like that. It's been a topic of discussion for a few years as the black student population has dwindled considerably. Throughout my time at TRU, we had the largest proportion of South Asian students of any other Canadian school (mostly from Surrey, Abbotsford, and Calgary). On the topic of limiting options by prioritizing diversity in the "real world." I personally prioritized diversity when job hunting. It did push several firms to the bottom of my list. I've also been open about that aspect of my personal values where relevant, including in job interviews. I wouldn't be surprised if I put off some firms as a result. However, I was confident enough in myself as an applicant that I could take risks in my approach. Not everyone has the luxury of being picky.
  9. Then you should attend UBC/TRU/UVic. These should be your top 3 (probably UBC at #1 and TRU/UVic closely follows). It's up to you to decide whether UBC's location + lower tuition is worth putting law school off for a year.
  10. I reviewed papers written by STEM majors who thought taking a course in my major (Film Studies) would be an easy A. A significant number of them withdrew after their first papers were graded. Anecdotally, after I graduated from my arts program I immediately secured a salaried position with benefits. My friend with an electrical engineering degree could only find part-time work as a math/physics tutor and ultimately had to go get his masters. 3 other friends from the science faculty failed to get into med school and had to take on volunteer research positions. EDIT: my law grad class' gold medalist has a BA as well, and I think the silver medalist has a B.Ed
  11. The actual statistics: 96% of TRU Law students have a job lined up before graduation. The % of students securing big law position in Vancouver/Calgary/Edmonton has increased year-over-year, I think it's around 30% right now. If your goal is to work in BC or Alberta, you won't have any trouble finding work with a TRU law degree. TRU is lacking in alumni out east, which makes it harder to rely on the alumni network if you're trying to work in Toronto, but that's slowly changing. Most TRU students are from BC/Alberta, so not many TRU alumni even try to work in Ontario.
  12. For sure, though I don't have first-hand experience with switching between provinces. I graduated from TRU and work in the lower mainland.
  13. Lawyers in Alberta can apply to transfer their license to Ontario: https://lso.ca/lawyers/about-your-licence/manage-your-licence/lawyers-from-outside-ontario/permanent-transfer-under-the-nma-or-tma It would be easier if you articled in Ontario after graduating from U of A. You don't need to article in the province you get your law degree from.
  14. Another path might involve going from TRU -> Vancouver big law then looking for a Bay St. position from there. TRU does well with big Vancouver firms, many of which have Bay St offices.
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