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  1. My understanding is that you can, just make sure to contact Admissions. If you successfully switch, you will need to get two references in and write a longer, more-involved personal statement.
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    Spring/summer session?

    1L starts in September (as far as I know, this is true for all Canadian schools). There are summer offerings at UBC but that’s not the same as starting 1L early (or late).
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    Those who are in Law School..did you ever regret it?

    Not yet as of 5ish months into 1L. I don’t know what factors might make someone regret being in law school. Stress might be one. There were moments during Dec. exams when I wondered how I’d get through what seemed like an insurmountable amount of material, but I did and so did my classmates and I’d say we emerged stronger and closer to one another afterwards.
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    30 Points in Less than 2 Months?

    Mostly to see if there were other strategies for all 3 sections. I ended up using a mix of both strategies on logic games because I felt that the Trainer's approach to certain things worked better for me.
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    30 Points in Less than 2 Months?

    I may be misinterpreting this, but simply going through one set of instructional materials after another won’t necessarily result in knowing the material better. It’s better to chose one set of materials that best suits your learning style and go through that at a pace that allows you to understand and master the concept. Quantity and speed, as someone said earlier, is not always a good strategy. A 165 is a mastery score, that is, it means you can handle at least some of the toughest versions of questions. I’ll cast another vote for 7Sage. I purchased their ultimate package and based my entire prep on it (with The LSAT Trainer as a supplemental). I was not disappointed. If you are deciding on what to use given the little time you have, 7Sage is solid. Honestly, I don’t think a 30+ score jump is likely for someone who doesn’t have a natural affinity for the test.
  6. I’d suggest, as an alternative, to make friends with a fellow future classmate (through the Facebook group or on this forum) and rent together off campus. You’re probably going to be refreshing Craigslist a lot but you’re not waiting for months on end for a place.
  7. I live (temporarily) in Kits in a basement suite. Rent is expensive but, depending on where in kits you are, there's the beach, some pubs and other places to hang out. It's nice to be able to leave campus if you feel that you need that psychologically but close enough that you don't need to commute far. My family lives further out and I wasn't thrilled about paying for rent but the time I save commuting has been well worth it. If you can find something on campus, you're likely paying less (especially if you have a roommate).
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    School Names in Personal Statements

    I would go with what the school calls itself.
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    "why law school x" question

    That reason sounds perfectly fine.
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    What was it like getting in? How did you celebrate?

    Shamelessly, I bought a new handbag.
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    L2 3.4 LSAT 154, 160

    Applicant profile from 2017-18. UofA averages LSATs so you'd need an exceptionally high LSAT to make up for your first two scores, especially with a 3.4.
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    Averaging Lsat scores?

    Their admissions page seems to be down but yes, they average LSAT scores.
  13. There’s time to salvage a ~3.4 (roughly 2 years if you’re into your second year). However, a cGPA of 3.4 is on the low end for law school and what constitutes a strong enough LSAT to make up for it will depend on the school you apply to. For some schools, “strong enough” might be something like a 170+ which is statistically unlikely. Having said that, few law schools base their GPA calc on an applicant’s cGPA. As stated above, there’s L2, B2, B3, and credit drops that will give you a bump. A good place to be, in my opinion, is a cGPA of ~3.7 with an equivalent or higher L2.
  14. Calgary doesn’t average LSATs.
  15. It depends on which schools you’re aiming for (just Ontario?) You have a great shot with lots of schools already.
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