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iReminisce

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  1. I don't think anyone was making an assumption on your character based on the lone question. But I'm sure you're most definitely being judged for your hypersensitive responses to practical answers. And I don't see how any of what was said could be described as pretentious or condescending. It's a fact that employers, and maybe to some extent law schools, look up your social media profiles. It's a fact that people have been let go for controversial posts, whether intentional or not. How is it condescending to just give forewarning to others to be mindful of their online activity?
  2. Imagine how that conversation would go though. "Oh hi, sorry to get you're hopes up but we're going to need you to forget our whole conversation from yesterday. Be on standby and happy holidays!"
  3. That's fair. But from my POV it's more in my self-interest to simplify the decision process by narrowing down the options.
  4. Well I received offers from 2 of 3 schools that I had the most interest in. It just doesn't make sense to hang onto a spot here when it could go to someone else.
  5. Congratulations to all those accepted. For those interested, I officially declined my offer as London is just too far from family for me. Hopefully this frees up space for someone else early in the cycle.
  6. Got the call around 4pm! LSAT: 158, 167 GPA: 3.68 B3: 3.84, L2: 3.39 I would say average ECs (TA, co-op) and personal statement with optional essay. Congratulations to everyone accepted so far and good luck to those still in queue!
  7. Being that lone forum member, I'm finding that to be difficult myself. On a side note, does anyone know if past cycles shows a trend in admissions for a particular day of the week/time? I've been browsing through old acceptance threads but can't seem to pull out a time in which they were posted.
  8. That's definitely something that I've been keeping in the back of my head. Maybe it's due to my background, but I for the life of me can't seem be motivated to learn any of the main European languages (ex. French, Spanish, Italian). I have bigger personal interest in learning Japanese and Cantonese, and find learning becomes easier because of it.
  9. Hi all, I'm currently a 0L looking to get some perspective on the legal job market in Toronto and the rest of the GTA. Specifically, how much does being bilingual in English/French help in landing OCI/articling positions/permanent positions. I did my undergrad in Ottawa but was originally from Toronto. The limit of my french education was the mandatory curriculum up until grade 9 (I did well... but on paper that's not saying much). Honestly, it was a bit of a culture shock moving a little up north because there's so much emphasis on bilingualism and how it helps in job prospects. I majored in accounting so it wasn't as bad, but I definitely felt like a deer in headlights when conversations would break into french, either in a school/work environment. Any experiences shared would be appreciated.
  10. The main problem with this approach is that you're assuming people who scored 120-140 are going to apply and is a consistent part of that applicant pool. A 161 is in the 83rd percentile of LSAT takers for a particular test. It doesn't mean you're the 83rd percentile of the 9,000 (or so) applicants. Not to say a 161 isn't a good score. It's just an erroneous perspective to be looking at things.
  11. Updated. Also, my school of choice (atm) is UofT so I was feeling anxious about my L2 and registered to write a 3rd time. Considering no one else has posted anything, I'm inclined to believe they gave me the news early in case I wanted to withdraw from the LSAT.
  12. Yeah. It really came out of a left field because most of the predictions for today were UofT and Osgoode. Western's confirmation emails came pretty late so I was expecting this a little later too.
  13. Hi all, Guess I'll be starting up this round. Just got the call a few minutes ago. LSAT: 158, 167 GPA: 3.68 B3: 3.84, L2: 3.39 Surname: H Note: the assistant dean I spoke with mentioned that because I was registered to take the LSAT tomorrow, they wanted to give me a heads up early.
  14. Just checked my application and status changed to OFFER also! I probably won't be accepting, but hopefully this will serve as a useful data point for prospective students! GPA: 3.68 GPA (with drops): 3.84 LSAT: 158, 167
  15. Hey guys! Maybe this is just my type A personality kicking in but I'm seriously considering retaking the LSAT for December. Would testing in December cause the ad. com to hold back on evaluating my application until scores come in? If not, and assuming my application is competitive enough as is for December rolling admissions, would there be a chance that I would receive an offer before receiving my score?
  16. Thanks! That's reassuring to know as it means I'll be able to free up time for my last stretch of undergrad!
  17. Hi all, I'm looking to unload on all my LSAT material. I'm located in Ottawa if anyone wants to meet in person. For list/prices or for non-Ottawa test takers, you can refer to my ebay page http://www.ebay.ca/itm/253205181955?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  18. Hi all, Could anyone weigh in on my chances for the 2018 admission cycle? Softs: various T.A. positions, co-op work terms, three LoR (two academic), other misc. I'm in my last semester of studies (accounting at the University of Ottawa). I know my B3 and LSAT are in line with UofT's median standard, but I'm worried the downward trend of my GPA would significantly affect my chances. I'm also considering retaking the LSAT for December, as I scored 158 in June and 167 in September but was PTing at 170-174 leading up to the test. Would it be worth it to retake a third time? Any help is most appreciated!
  19. Hi all, I'm a fourth year co-op student at uOttawa looking to apply to UofT for the 2018-2019 session. However, I'm enrolled in co-op which has pushed back my graduation date to December 2017. It's also made calculating my GPA/B3 a bit difficult as I'm not sure what numbers I should be referring to in order to weigh my admission chances. Fall 2013 – 15 credits Winter 2014 – 15 credits Summer 2014 – 6 credits Fall 2014 – 18 credits Winter 2015 – 15 credits Summer 2015 – 3 credits Fall 2015 – 15 credits Winter 2016 – CO-OP WORK TERM Summer 2016 – 12 credits Fall 2016 – CO-OP WORK TERM + 3 credits Winter 2017 – 15 credits Summer 2017 – CO-OP WORK TERM Fall 2017 – 12 credits (anticipated) The reply I got from admissions was as follows: Overall, I've performed consistently in all years (about 3.7-3.8), except in Fall 2015 and Summer 2016 where I got 2 C's. I'm thinking of retaking these courses in either the summer/fall to boost my overall GPA (I'm confident I can get at least an A this time around). Do you think this would actually increase my chances of admissions or have a negative effect of my application (as I understand, UofT doesn't take too well to repeated courses). Your helps much appreciated guys.
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