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  1. lawschoolguy

    Calling all Aboriginal Applicants/Students

    I heard back last week from PLSNP. I'm on a wait list because it's not mandatory for me and priority is given to those for whom it is. I'm really hoping to get in though! And yes please post a link if you create a Facebook group
  2. lawschoolguy

    Calling all Aboriginal Applicants/Students

    I want to do the summer program. Just got my application in last week and am hoping to hear back soon.
  3. lawschoolguy

    Calling all Aboriginal Applicants/Students

    Also in at Alberta today.
  4. lawschoolguy

    Calling all Aboriginal Applicants/Students

    I'm also not required to go but am pretty sure that I'm going to. Seems like a great opportunity to prepare, network, and lighten my load during 1L! Pretty much anyone I've talked to has recommended it.
  5. lawschoolguy

    No co-sign, no hope?

    I was in this exact situation. I had my mind set on U of T but was denied the LOC. I was devastated because I worked so hard to get here, but since then I have realized that I will be able to attend UBC using student loans, bursaries, and scholarships. I'm also fortunate enough to have a wife that will be able to support us in many of our day to day living costs. I'm now looking at it as a blessing in disguise as I will pay for the whole degree what I would have paid in one year at U of T, and my family (wife and 2 year old son) gets to live in a beautiful city and warmer climate while I study. I've overcome so many obstacles to get to this point, there was no way I was going to let a bank stop me from attending law school.
  6. Accepted 4.0 gpa 160 LSAT. Pretty sure I'll be accepting for the lower tuition and warmer climate. Had planned to attend U of T but don't think I can justify the cost.
  7. lawschoolguy

    Calling all Aboriginal Applicants/Students

    Just heard from UBC the other day and will be accepting also! Coming from eastern Canada for the mild climate and cheap tuition
  8. lawschoolguy

    Calling all Aboriginal Applicants/Students

    For anyone waiting on a UBC decision, I spoke with them last week and they're now beginning to look at Indigenous applicants. Some decisions this month and some next.
  9. Hi, everyone. Until recently I was planning to attend U of T in the fall but securing a line of credit is proving to be difficult for me, and I'm extremely doubtful that I can pay for U of T for three years without one of those. However, I am thinking that with student loans, scholarships, and bursaries I can manage to get through three years at UBC. Has anyone else done this or know someone who has? I am fortunate enough to have a wife who runs a successful business, so I'm mostly concerned with being able to pay my tuition each year. Thanks!
  10. Oh, and I also had to address any outstanding matters on my credit report. It was expensive but will hopefully have bee worth it.
  11. I am in the same boat. It's pretty discouraging to work so hard to maintain a high GPA, score high on the LSAT, get accepted to your top choices, and then see it all be put in jeopardy over some mistakes you made many years ago. I got rejected but they offered to revisit with a solid co-signer, so I've got another meeting with them tomorrow along with a family-member who has offered to help me out. Good luck and I'm hoping for the best for both of us.
  12. lawschoolguy

    Line of Credit Advice

    I will be attending U of T in the fall but am still living on the east coast. Am I able to apply for the Scotia Bank line of credit here, or do I have to do it in Toronto? And how do I go about applying?
  13. lawschoolguy

    Family Housing

    Anybody with any knowledge of or experience with U of T's student family housing? I have information about how it works but not much about the actual quality of the apartments themselves and what it's like to live there. If I attend I will be moving from the east coast with my wife and 2 year old son, so it would be nice to have something affordable that is close to school, but would rather it not be at the expense of my family's comfort. Any info would be appreciated.
  14. I applied all over....applied to U of T not expecting to get in but did, so now deciding between UofT, Osgoode, and Dal...difference in tuition between Dal and UofT is 20 grand lol
  15. lawschoolguy

    Choices but strongly considering UofT

    I meant more so keeping my options open as in after three years of law school I will surely know much more about what opportunities are out their to work in social justice type roles than I do now. What I mean is that I have worked for several years with indigenous communities in the education system and also as a substance abuse counselor, and now want to use a legal education to advocate for indigenous right on a higher level where more systemic changes can be made, and my concern is that perhaps more opportunities to do that will arise in Ontario. That is of course speculation by someone who has never gone to law school, so I could be completely wrong, but that's where my thinking is at right now.