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Everything posted by BlockedQuebecois

  1. I've liked my own post in your honour. Side note, I absolutely love that the "enter" key now causes a paragraph break.
  2. Nitpicky detail (that's actually not nitpicky and is really the reason you're facing a misconduct allegation), you didn't have to do anything. The school would have been perfectly happy to receive your GPA on the scale of the university you attend, perhaps with a handy link to your schools GPA system on their website. Hell, the university likely would have been happy with you stating "I've attached a copy of my transcript for your review." Sometimes omitting information you're unsure about is the proper course of action – a lesson I imagine you're about to learn the hard way from LSAC.
  3. God damn my likes/post ratio is going to plummet.
  4. LSAC would likely be the overseeing body because it controls disclosure of your LSAT score, which would allow them to contact all LSAT-requiring law schools about your misconduct. This ensures that all schools are aware of misconduct, preventing students from lying to all schools in the hopes of avoiding detection at another school. OLSAS, by comparison, would only be able to inform Ontario law schools.
  5. What is this rank feature on our profiles and why aren't I #1?
  6. Damn, those are brutal. Sucks for people that make honest mistakes and don't catch them, though at the same time I'd prefer that to someone getting into law school over an honest applicant by misrepresenting themselves.
  7. Your ECs or your chances? Your chances? A 169 probably gets you into Osgoode, though obviously any increase would help your application. I take it you're done your degree, so there's not much chance you increase your GPA significantly. That said, increasing your GPA to a 3.6 probably gets you into Osgoode. Improving your softs is more difficult, time consuming, and likely not something you could do easily. You could work in a professional job in your field for a while, take part in significant volunteering over an extended period of time for a well-regarded organization, I don't know. There are a million things you could do to improve your softs, and which ones are both available to you and will improve your application wholly depend on you. As it is, your softs are pretty average for the average applicant: every K-JD student has profs that loves them, has served as the president of clubs (because only people on the JD/MD/Etc route want to serve on them), and is on the board of faculty/student committees (again, because nobody except the people gunning for professional school want those positions). If your outreach trip was particularly interesting then maybe that's helpful to you, but I imagine it's the same thing every MD student in my biochemistry program did – voluntourism to some impoverished nation to build a well/school/etc – and AdComs tend to see through those. Nothing about your post suggests "exceptional status". Don't take that the wrong way, most law school applicants are "exceptional" compared to the average student. But when everyone in your peer group is exceptional then half of them have to be below the median, and I'd say your softs are near the median.
  8. You mean we don't try to help people hoping to dodge their legal responsibilities for supporting their offspring on this forum? Damn.
  9. For reference, these aren't really "exceptional ECs and LORs", they're average, if not a bit below. Regardless, you'd have a good shot at Queens and Western. I don't love your chances at Osgoode.
  10. Yes, and it's also through Osgoode's form you fill out and mail to them. If your acceptance came after a certain date you may not be able to provisionally accept. This should all be explained in your email from Osgoode.
  11. And are you talking about living at home with your parents paying for everything if you go to U of A?
  12. You're about an average Osgoode applicant (this isn't a sleight, Osgoode has some amazing students), I'd expect you to get in barring something wrong in one of your letters or a really flawed personal statement. I'm sure you'd also get into the other Ontario schools, but I'll let someone with better knowledge of Dal's process speak to your chances there. It may be worth having one letter of reference be from someone other than a prof: your ECs read like someone who's done nothing but university for four years, so a non-academic reference may help show you're well-rounded. That's just a suggestion though, and if you feel the three profs give you the best chance I'd urge you to disregard it.
  13. It's certainly a bit arbitrary, but I'm going to assume your friend's application was a bit stronger than you make it out to be. Her sub-par ECs may very well have looked much stronger when paired with a well-written part B about the challenges she faced as a visible minority. At that point she's a strong applicant with one weakness, and that can likely be overlooked. At the very least, all we can do on this board is offer judgements based on the data available to us. Osgoode states successful applicants usually have a 3.7 GPA and an 80th percentile LSAT. An LSAT score of 152 corresponds with the 52nd percentile. That 28 point gap is huge, and extremely unlikely to be overcome. Sure, OP may be the 1 in 300 that gets in with a score that low, but it's incredibly unlikely.
  14. Alternatively, you go with the logical solution and study hard, write your test, see if you score high enough, evaluate what you did well and what you did poorly, then assess whether another attempt is warranted.
  15. For reference, stating you're part of an ethnic minority isn't very useful for people giving advice. Are you a part of a historically underprivileged group that has faced challenges to your education? Then say that, preferably by saying "I filled out part B to say...". Ethnic minority could mean anything from an aboriginal person raised in Northern Nunavut in an igloo using traditional hunting methods to Saudi Prince with a billion dollar trust fund, so it's not very helpful. Anyways, I think your LSAT is far too low to overcome your slightly above average GPA. If you're set on Osgoode I image you require a ~159.
  16. This advice will be difficult to follow because: 1) It's a tremendous waste of money; and 2) You can only write the LSAT three times in a two year period.
  17. No. I think, broadly speaking, my advice would be different based on groups of approximately 1-2 points to target, 3-5 points to target, 6-10 points to target, 11-20 points to target, and 20+ points to target score (from diagnostic). I would provide different advice for all these groupings, and therefore believe people should alter their study behaviour based on these scores.
  18. I'll be declining in favour of Osgoode. I hope my spot goes to some deserving ls.ca lurker, and I wish you all the best!
  19. I know I'm approximately 6 pages late to answering your question, but that 2.7 percent breaks down as follows: 1 is deferring to the next academic year 1 is pursuing a non-traditional career 3 secured associate positions (in areas without articling requirements) 1 is pursuing graduate studies 2 answered "other"
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