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  1. LawSchoolHopeful2017

    Chances? [B2 3.5, LSAT 160]

    definitely possible but no guarantees. is your partner from sask?
  2. LawSchoolHopeful2017

    Chances? [3.63, 3.8, 157]

    if you get the LSAT up to 160 you're in for sure otherwise possible waitlist admit.
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    Usask transfer after 1L

    I would guess that it was not many people wanting to transfer, my understanding is that about 15 people per year transfer out of usask so there's space
  4. LawSchoolHopeful2017

    Usask transfer after 1L

    only know of 1 student who transferred, possibly 2 or 3 total assuming I haven't seen/don't know of some haha.
  5. LawSchoolHopeful2017

    Usask transfer after 1L

    I can let you know next week about how many students transfer TO u of s, but I would guess not too many. It’s not a hotspot haha. I would still guess you’d be looking at B- to B+ average to be safe though!
  6. LawSchoolHopeful2017

    Waitlist 2018

    You didn’t give up a seat, just a ranking number on the waitlist which is likely irrelevant at this point in the process(especially since you are an AB resident).
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    Waistlist - 2018

    I know someone who was ranked top 5 last year and only got in the week before classes. Don’t expect much movement off this waitlist.
  8. LawSchoolHopeful2017

    Questions about 1L (Residence, Community, Transfers)

    I was in a studio unit in grad house last year, so i can answer those questions. 1. There was a fridge in my unit though I brought my own toaster and kettle. Pillow and mattress are provided but the blankets and sheets you have to provide yourself. You can use the communal fridges but almost nobody does(except for potlucks and stuff). 2. Experience was pretty good, its a quiet residence which means you can study there no problem but the room is quite small. 3. It gets VERY cold, and this is coming from someone from Alberta. The walk from grad house to place riel(closest building that is connected to law) is about 8 minutes and the wind chill can be absolutely brutal. So be prepared for that. 4. I don't have experience with transferring but I have understood that other law schools are a lot less friendly in terms of community and notes sharing and all that. Usask students are known for being fun. But i think that if you're a generally sociable person as most in law are, you wont have an issue making friends at your new school if you transferred.
  9. LawSchoolHopeful2017

    Transferring to the U of A, experiences?

    Just thought i would let everyone know that i have officially been rejected from the u of a, so I will be returning to usask in september.
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    Transferring to the U of A, experiences?

    I absolutely understand that and I do believe my reason for transfer is compelling. As of now I am fully prepared to return to Usask and expect that is what I will be doing. But if I get in, that would be great. I don’t think there’s a great understanding in general(here or possibly anywhere outside of the admissions committee) how the transfer process works and how competitive it really is. I do appreciate the insight though, and am hoping for the best.
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    Transferring to the U of A, experiences?

    The minimum average you need to apply is a 65% or 2.0 average. If by "need" you mean B+ and up is the competitive average, I would guess that is quite unlikely. When I talked to the admissions officer in November, she said that there are 10-15 spots available every year and 25-30 applicants. And to be honest i would guess that her numbers for applicants are inflated. so more likely you get 20-25 applicants for 10-15 spots, worst case thats 40% odds. i find it difficult to believe that 4/10 of the people who applied had a B+ or better average, considering that is a small percentage of law students across canada. Also, the admissions officer didnt say this, but my understanding was that reason for return was also big in their acceptance, so im not sure how they would be able to balance that if they needed a B+ minimum.
  12. LawSchoolHopeful2017

    Transferring to the U of A, experiences?

    I’ve heard second week of June for the earliest date of offers. I had 2 C’s and 3 C+’s which is far from great but keep in mind that sask curves at a C+/B-
  13. LawSchoolHopeful2017

    Admitted to Saskatchewan 2018

    I got into sask for the 2017-2018 cycle and i was informed of the waitlist at the end of may last year, I was accepted by mid-june. So this is incorrect.
  14. LawSchoolHopeful2017

    Low cGPA 3.1

    I'm really curious to find out when and where a correlation was made between lower LS grades and "marginality" in performance as an actual lawyer. Even better, has there been any causation that was found from that? Some people aren't interested in certain law subjects, and excel at others. Some are able to perform well in 3 hour exam scenarios, but are horrible litigators. Or on the opposite end, some aren't able to perform well in 3 hour exam scenarios, and are amazing litigators. The same can be said for solicitors. Some people aren't able to sell themselves so they can write a hell of a factum but can't bring in any clients. People's attitudes on here are so one dimensional, it's like you honestly believe that grades are the only determinant for success as a lawyer. They really aren't.
  15. LawSchoolHopeful2017

    Transfer 2018

    I'm applying to transfer from Usask to UofA and thought I would make a thread for transfer applicants. Post where you're transferring from, and where to, and then when you hear a decision! thanks
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