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  1. lawgic1

    Workload in UK

    MED is still a first entry program in quebec(technically ) . They allow the top cegep students to get in at the age of 19 .
  2. hey , its easier to get into UO civil law as you dont have to write they lsat , nor do they look at any other criteria besides you grades. the incoming class is comprised of comprised 250 students. but my advice on the matter really depends on what type of law and which jurisdiction you want to practice in. civil law will limit you to quebec unless you get the 1 year JD. the only way you could get around the requirements for the english JD would be to apply to the french JD , as there are generally less applicants and you dont have to take the lsat.
  3. It was a bittersweet day for sure... I had been checking the student portal of my preferred school for days and just happened to see the "admitted " status while watching an episode of suits or some other legal show (cliche i know). i just yelled out " i got in to law school" , and my mom immediately came to my side and tightly gripped my shoulder ( as a sign of pride) as she looked over at the letter of acceptance on my screen. there wasn't much of celebration per say , but i was proud to tell people that i had gotten accepted and i feel like that feeling was reciprocated by my entire family when they found out . it was bittersweet in the sense that the acceptance came off the heels of 2 mediocre lsat scores and rejection at nearly all the common law institutions i had applied to . However , I had been accepted into all of the french language civil law programs i had applied to , including Ottawa , which had been my preferred school from day one in the event that common-law didn't work out . Im still in law school at the moment so i cant appreciate the magnitude of my decision to take the civil law route , but i knew that as soon as i chose that path id be closing off all other opportunities in my first language, which might damn my legal career as I'm not fully bilingual . having said that , i now relish the opportunity to study in 2 languages despite the fact that ill have extra barriers to overcome should i want to practice outside Quebec. hope it all works out.
  4. lawgic1

    What are my chances?

    1. i didn't end up prepping for the french tests because Ottawa doesn't have a mandatory french test as a condition for admission . ( although they do have a placement test which was very east to pass) 2. if you fail the french test you won't be admitted . however even if you pass it , they'll make you take french courses if your skills aren't up to par. 3. UQAM is an odd duck in that they're the only school that has an interview process. the rest of the schools asses your grades and even the strength of your program in certain cases ( in the case of laval . not sure about udem). 4. as you said , Mcgill is random . we have similar stats and i was rejected because they supposedly had " better candidates" ( they're words , not mine) . Mcgill will look at you as an all around person via your personal statement and CV , and in that sense its a very qualitative process. i wouldn't expect to get into mcgill if i were you , but id still apply just in case because admission standards can vary year to year given the qualitative process mentioned above.
  5. lawgic1

    What are my chances?

    i was in urban planning at concordia also had 90 credits you should be fine i think
  6. lawgic1

    What are my chances?

    i got into lava with a 3.56/4.3
  7. hey , i would contact the department at both of those schools. however , i can tell you that uottawa bases they're decision off a full year ( 30 credits). you'll have to maintain at least an A- (80 average ) throughout that time. best of luck
  8. lawgic1

    What are my chances?

    well not according to the conversion tables ive seen https://www.pdx.edu/asian-studies/sites/www.pdx.edu.asian-studies/files/Attachment8_GPA_Conversion_Table.pdf
  9. lawgic1

    What are my chances?

    you should consider coming to uottawa btw very anglo friendly , but expensive. also very close to the supreme court and other institutions
  10. lawgic1

    What are my chances?

    your Gpa should get you in everywhere as i was able to get into all of the civil law programs that i applied to with a 3.56/4.3
  11. lawgic1

    What are my chances?

    you'd have to take the french exam since you never went to a full french school
  12. lawgic1

    Chances LSAT 160 and, cGPA 3.65

    i got waitlisted at windsor with a 150 so theres always a chance
  13. lawgic1

    Imposter Syndrome

    I can't offer any solutions , but i just wanted to drop a comment here. Ive been struggling with imposter syndrome all throughout my life , and its only gotten worse in law school . it seems to have bled into my decision making as well. i often feel like i doubt myself so much that its hard to be efficient . My imposter syndrome is rooted in my past academic failures and trying to separate myself from the person i once was and the fear that ill become that person again . Im trying to re structure my life imo . i want to become Ok with uncertainty , and that isn't easy by any stretch . what i figure might help is coming up with a routine and sticking to it( adding certainty to an uncertain world). this might include a fixed weekly schedule that will remain unchanged etc etc.. additionally, ive been trying to add positive affirmations to my daily routine. sorry if i went on and rambled through this but im struggling with the same issue and i just wanted to relay my experience.
  14. lawgic1

    Test de Francais International

    1.) - No , Ottawa's civil law programs doesnt require applicants to pass the french exam they administer ( although they don't use the TFI ) 2.) - Yes, you'll be conditionally accepted into the program pending a passing grade on the test . I didn't address the third question as I've never written the exam and only have anecdotal evidence to back my opinions of the test. that being said , a friend of mine who graduated from concordia's languages programs found the test difficult because its fast paced in that your not given a lot of time to reflect on the questions( she ultimately failed) . Finally , you seem to be in the same position i was in when i was applying( language wise) , therefore , i would suggest avoiding the whole TFI fiasco and applying to U of O if you can afford it . Ottawa gives you the opportunity to study in french while also being able to write your exams and assignments in english. however , U of O isn't an escape route by any means . you'll be behind the eight ball in that you'll be constantly thinking in english while your being taught in french . furthermore ( i speak from experience) you're in class notes might become a garbled mess and you'll need rely on recordings to make ends meet. UDEM and the like expect relatively high level of french proficiency , and while they offer french courses , i wasn't ready to risk everything and bet that id improve enough to succeed in the program. Best of luck
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