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  1. Also, I don't think you can use another acceptance to bargain with another school in Canada the way you might be able to in the US. Best thing to do is to pay the deposit and secure a seat at a different school if you're still waiting.
  2. To a certain extent, they do. Close to the end of an admissions cycle, they’ll check to see if you’ve accepted (paid deposit) at more than one place and contact you to confirm you’re attending their school. This happened to me.
  3. Some of the non-admins may also be upper years who are in that page to post notices about events throughout the year.
  4. I went into 1L with a 5-year-old Mac Air and it is still going strong. There is some concern about the exam software crashing or failing to auto-save but I've only it seen it happen to one classmate using a relatively old PC.
  5. I'm not sure how Ontario schools work but if you apply under Discretionary at UBC with stats competitive for Regular, you will be considered under Regular (and potentially get in before Discretionary applications are evaluated). It might be worth calling those schools and asking.
  6. I agree with everything Rearden said. It's in your best interest to consider what it might take to leave on good terms with your current employer. You never know if you'll need them for a reference later on. I had a full-time job before law school as well. I told my employer as soon as I got my first acceptance (6+ months before school started), which gave them plenty of time to work out an exit plan (which they appreciated). I spent 4 months training my replacement and the transition was relatively smooth. I recently applied for a summer intern position and they were happy to be a reference. I'm not saying this is necessary for you to leave in good terms, but if you can show that you're considering their best interest as much as you can (without compromising your own), they will likely appreciate it.
  7. Some of my classmates dress business casual, but I think it’s in part because there is always an event or another either at school at one of the downtown firms. Most people dress in whatever they feel comfortable in. About half my profs (most of whom are not practioners, I think) dress in business attire and about half dress somewhat casually. It seems to be a matter of personal preference. One of my profs will only dress up when he’s lecturing (sports jacket, with button-up, no tie).
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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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