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Everything posted by BlockedQuebecois

  1. Since you're essentially an average applicant I imagine your chances will align pretty well with Ryn's calculator.
  2. All suites in Osgoode Chambers are furnished.
  3. Completely disagree. If someone is asking whether they should write 1/2 months out and their diagnostic is leagues below their target it would be wise to alter your behaviour. Same deal if you're debating writing next month or 4 months from now and your diagnostic is 1/2 points below your target. Knowing the diagnostic score, target score, and target write date are incredibly important for giving any advice regarding the lsat.
  4. You're right, we'd be much much better at predicting how much an individual can improve their score over a set period of time having literally no information about them. How silly of us.
  5. Oh all good, I just wanted to clarify why it may not be easily found on the internet!
  6. Osgoode's number comes directly from their "accepted students" brochure, so I expect it's accurate.
  7. You know the first admissions won't be till May. They continue for months. I don't think your second point stands at all. And the med school applicants I've known would take rolling admissions starting a month after applications are due over an application process that takes, at a minimum 6.5 months. And I don't think it's harsh, or that I was an asshole. You stated that you'd rather be rejected than keep waiting, I pointed out that nobody is forcing you to keep waiting. You're free to withdraw yourself at any time.
  8. They have more that 2700 applications to read through and rank, all in a holistic manner without hard cut-offs or guaranteed acceptances. Each application is presumably around 15 pages, and must be evaluated by multiple individuals. Not only that, they don't immediately get the information from OLSAS, it was delayed even longer than usual this year, and students have until 31 January to submit transcripts for the fall semester. Be happy you're not applying to medical school, where applications are typically due in Sept, interviews are conducted in Feb, and offers extended in May. Of course, if you'd rather be rejected and move on you're free to withdraw yourself from consideration. And they take a week after the first deadline to ensure that students who have been offered admission have the chance to get their acceptances in - you don't want to give away a spot because the letter got stuck in the mail, or is waiting for processing.
  9. Why would you do multiple polls though?
  10. Subtle distinctions like the difference between 3 and 4 year degrees? Or thesis vs. non-thesis? Sure, really subtle differences like the average GPA and standard deviation of a student in medical engineering at Concordia University may not be known, but I'm willing to bet they have a handle on "Honours" vs. "Non-honours", if only by reading the transcript where it is almost always spelled out.
  11. http://lawstudents.ca/forums/forum-22/announcement-1-need-legal-advice-or-assistance-look-here-first/
  12. Clearly important stats about the self selecting sample of the ~5 people who are lawyers and hang out on LS.ca, the 15 people who are law students and hang out regularly on LS.ca, and the 150 "I have a GPA of 2.3, I may write the LSAT in the future, what are my chances at U of T Edit: My degree is really hard though so I don't think my GPA is that bad" people that post chances threads.
  13. For what it's worth, studies have shown that prelaw and criminal justice majors are the least successful at the LSAT, with average scores in the low 140s. Here's one such study. Of course, we don't know how that translates to admission, but we can take a guess.
  14. If anyone in the world is an expert in the subtle distinctions between programs at Canadian universities it's AdComms for professional schools in Canada. That's literally their job.
  15. Another Western Canadian perspective: I had heard of Guelph – in the sense that had someone said "University of Guelph" I would have believed that Guelph is a place and it is a place that could have a university – and Concordia, though had you asked me where Concordia I would not have known. I have never heard of Brock or Algoma. That being said, if I were an AdComm I imagine I would have a handle on all universities in Canada, and if I were hiring I wouldn't give a damn. Perhaps during the interview I would ask why they attended or how they liked it, but solely out of curiosity.
  16. Yes, they are, but they're relatively safe assumptions. Definitionally, most students must have applied, since nearly half the class gets hired. My assumption that almost all get interviews is based on the fact that U of T has a huge OCI process, and firms hiring there will likely interview about 80 candidates over the two days. There's bound to be significant overlap between firms, but you'd still expect there to be enough diversity that about 80% of students applying are interviewed.
  17. Relevant username. I disagree with your conclusion that they're likely proportional. I can't imagine a university that would prefer a student with fewer years of study, all things being equal.
  18. Honestly I think the only school that you can really make good interpretations for is U of T - Most students likely applied for OCIs, almost all of the ones that applied probably got interviews, and ~50% of the class got hired.
  19. Sure, if you're one of the 4% of people accepted without one at Osgoode you certainly "can" get into law school. You can also get accepted without a degree at all. Now whether or not it's probable, which is the type of advice advisors generally give, is an entirely different story. I'd submit that if you're an Ontario student it's extremely unlikely for you to be accepted sans-honours degree.
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