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  1. Thank you all. I'll get to work!
  2. Hi everyone, I'm planning on applying to Osgoode this year or next year, but would like to get a head start on the essays. Any insight for PART A and PART B? Should I go with something narrative-like or just simply state what I've done (or aspire to do) and how it relates to studying Law. Is the Why Osgoode factor a heavy component? Anything helps. Thank you!
  3. I think it depends. Some schools (I went to uOttawa), still factor in the first mark you had gotten even if you retake the same course and get a higher grade. I was told by uOttawa as well that taking more courses increases your undergrad GPA so I'm not 100%. I'll phone and ask McGill.
  4. Ha! And I'm re-taking it + taking more courses to increase GPA. So it seems I'll be seeing a lot more necessary and sufficient conditions x
  5. Sadly adding myself to this CGPA: 3.2 LSAT: 168 It's okay, will try again next year. Rejection is a redirection.
  6. Seriously. I felt that in my soul. Damn. Best of luck to you and especially don't lose hope. You can always re-apply. Meanwhile, I'm over here clutching onto my pearls and edges.
  7. Seriously, you should really consider a career in writing -- at least on the side or something.
  8. I've set up a few options on the side, if I don't get in this year. But at this point I just wanna know lol.
  9. I'm thinking either rejection or waitlist. Waitlist opens April 1st I think. May the odds ever be in your favour.
  10. That's amazing. Wow! We'll see how I do.
  11. A few things to note to answer your questions: I haven't taken the LSAT yet and my GPA (3.2) is well below median which is why I said I'm considering all of the options. I'm not sure what my L2 is but letter grades are all A's and two B+'s in my last two years if you exclude my study abroad term in England during my last semester. Once the LSAT is taken and I have a score under my belt. I'll either score well enough to get into one of the Canadian law schools I applied too for fall 2018 or I'll have to wait a year to apply next cycle which will give me lots of room to improve on the LSAT. I know the LSAT is a very hard test, that's why I'm already considering the options of if I don't get the right score because through studying for it, I have noticed how difficult it is. I've been PTing in the mid 160s so far but that wouldn't be helpful until I get an actual score seeing as scores can and do dramatically drop on test day. I'm signed up for February. This post is in fact entirely hypothetical, mainly to acquire some form of insight from people who maybe have been in a similar position in the past and carried through. Not having a US citizenship is also something I considered which is why I've only applied to Canadian schools with some hope that in the future, I would be able to acquire the opportunities necessary to move and practice in the US. The admissions office at McGill and UBC have told me their students get to sit for the bar in California or NY so I felt hopeful at the ability to someday practice in the states. I'm simply now considering, if my attempt this time around fails, that with a sufficiently high LSAT (acquired through hard work, of course once again not devaluing how hard the test is) I could acquire a big scholarship to a US school. I'm also aware the T15 matters a lot in the states. But the posts I've seen on those US forums with splitters has made me hopeful of attending a school like UCLA or Northwestern. I'm not gunning for Harvard or Yale so that isn't even a discussion worth getting into. Once again, I want to say I know nothing which is why I made this post. I'm sure there are people on here who are much more informed than I am so I'm asking for some insight due to realizing that acquiring a really good LSAT score can grant you a scholarship to a T15 in the states. My dream in the end is to practice in America. I'm not sure how I'll get there, but I'm all for looking at the several options I have beforehand. The possibilities. Thank you guys.
  12. I do pretty well on RC untimed (-2/-3). Timing is an issue for me. The same thing that works with LR applies to RC through effective skipping (once again, for me). I just practice reading AND understanding the paragraph in 4 minutes everyday during my commute to and from work. I'm timing myself and reading RC passages then I ask myself questions about the passages. I also have this LSAT app that uses real question from very very early test (1-10 I think). I don't remember if it cost money, but anyway, it lets you know if you got the right and wrong answer and why. It's really been helpful for me as due to time preparation constraint, I can't focus on RC like that and am moreso devoting my time to going -0 on LG and -2/-3 on LR combined. So these commute readings is the only time I can dedicate to RC. Doing so, I've been taking timed practice test and scoring much better on RC simply from doing this during commute since October. Try it and lmk. Also reading dense dense, boring material helps too in terms of understanding. I'm noticing RC is actually the easiest section if you learn to actively read and really UNDERSTAND what you're reading and WHY you're reading it (aka what is the author(s) saying?) Hopefully this helps. Sitting for FEB lsat too. Good luck!
  13. Hi. Thanks so much for the insight. I'm very conflicted, I will PM you!
  14. Hi All. So I'm taking the February LSAT with hopes to get into McGill amongst several other choices. Either way, I'm considering other options as well because the end goal is law school and becoming a lawyer -- period. I've been lurking on the US law school forums, because my goal in the end of it all is to practice in America. I'm aware some JD degrees in Canada allow you to sit down for the bar for certain states (NY with McGill for instance). I'm also aware that the US has incredibly HIGH tuition which is my main reason to not do it. However, from glancing over the US forums, I'm realizing a really good LSAT (if you put in the work) + good grades (even in some cases, OK grades) can get you a huge scholarship (Somebody got 90k with 2.9 and 178 LSAT to Northwestern). So I'm wondering. Depending on what the outcome is this time around (I applied to a lot of Canadian law schools so that would be if I get in nowhere) and I were to retake in June or September (and kill my LSAT let's say). Should I just apply to US law schools and see if I can get big scholarship money OR should I keep applying here, do my degree and eventually sit down for the bar for NY. I'm trying to think economically here as well. I am fortunate enough to have my family finance my education, but I still would feel really bad attending U of T (40k+) vs McGill (>4 because I'm from Quebec). But if I were to get a big scholarship from an American school, maybe it is a possibility to just skip directly to that? I would also have to bare in mind that I would not get to practice in Canada either. I'm not sure how the US to Canada interchange works either. All in all to say, my dream is to work and practice in LA or NY in intellectual property. I'm aware our law schools here in Canada are amazing and the tuition much more affordable, but if the end goal is US -- what is really the best move? Thanks!
  15. Thank you all for the helpful advice. I truly appreciate it!
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