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  1. Noob question: is this what usually happens when a lawyer defrauds people?
  2. What kind of internship experience have you had and why do you feel you didn't learn anything? Were you just shadowing or were you involved in the work? Was your internship even legal in nature? There is always something to learn from hands-on experience. This can come by way of handling difficult clients, communicating with opposing counsel, drafting documents, going before a judge, and so on. Even from file to file you're learning something new. Myself and most of my colleagues will attest to the fact that legal work is nothing like law classes. It's such a truism that people don't bother pointing it out anymore. Sure, law students start off doing simple stuff, but they are skill-building in their own right and transferable to legal practice.
  3. I agree, and I think this is why law schools (to varying degrees) are moving more towards a holistic evaluation. To my knowledge, UofC law and Windsor are the most holistic schools.
  4. Have you considered talking to your career services office?
  5. I strongly disagree that you need to study for 8-12 hours a day 6-7 days a week during the semester and 12 hours a day during exams. The guy on the left (I recognize him - he goes to my school) implies you need to spend this much time studying in order to perform average - above average but that is simply not true. Edit: I didn’t watch all of it, but his take is pretty simplistic. The law school experience is much more varied.
  6. I get what you're driving at and I agree with responses from more seasoned posters above. When I see something like "Obviously you must be an idiot if X" or whatever, I just think these comments are unnecessary and uncalled for. But then again, this forum isn't a single entity, it's made up of individuals and there is already a pretty good moderating system to keep things in check.
  7. I've been on this forum for several years and your situation is not at all unusual. I suspect those who are calm about it are: (1) have stellar stats; (2) don't actually care about getting into law school; (3) are lying or; (4) are abnormally zen. I agree with Canuck's advice, though it can be hard to resist the urge to check. One of the few (if any) things that worked for me was finding a really, really good distraction that was enough of a distraction to keep me from addictively checking this site.
  8. I kept my reference letters separate as well as my undergrad and law school transcripts. You can probably go either way with your 1L and unofficial 2L grades.
  9. Great post! I'm glad to hear that things worked out and you're in a better place now. I don't know where you intend to accept but I'm a current UBC student so feel free to reach out if you have any questions or are otherwise looking for a listening ear
  10. As it currently stands, your chances are basically 0. If you are really keen on getting into law school, you'll want to boost your L2, which is roughly 60 credits. I know that UofA accepts credits from post-degree courses but I don't think most other schools do. If you can get your L2 up to a 3.6+, you can get away with an LSAT in the 160s range.
  11. This is what the hand writers at UBC said as well. I simply don't understand it but it seems to work for them.
  12. I suspect they go with whatever criteria they want. (Ex: https://www.guildyule.com/who-we-are/)
  13. You indicated in another post that the LSAT came naturally for you. This is not true for many people and double-digit improvement is very possible. I was completely clueless as to how to even approach logic games until after I went through a prep course. My score improved drastically after that. So some people might start off with a low diagnostic but it is still a learnable test and significant improvement is possible. I'm not saying more time and effort will lead to a a 170+ but I am saying people shouldn't be discouraged from striving to improve a low diagnostic.
  14. This mindset doesn’t really work for law school. In 1L, for example, when everything is new and people don’t know how to read a case or study effectively, part of the process is figuring out a study method that works for them. For a lot of people, it results in a lot of time spent on something they find can be done more efficiently later on. It’s not necessarily wasted time because it’s part of the learning process. Starling pointed out an existing solution to the efficiently issue though even these come from the hard work of students who create them. I can’t think of anything that can be automated in law school. Students need to study and how they go about it depends on what they need to do as individuals to understand the material.
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