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  1. University of Alberta has now confirmed that it will be mandatory pass fail. The email was not sent to students though but leaked to some of us.
  2. Could you please cite your source so others can confirm? I am from UoA and our Dean has not yet confirmed whether UoA Law will be pass/fail so I want to know what other schools are doing. Thanks! Prefer if people from McGill can cite their source as well. Thank you!
  3. Yes there should be 2 LRW awards. There is a list somewhere on the website showing a total of $2500 and I received $1250.
  4. Yea I received the LRW award last week
  5. I don't think undergrad GPA or LSAT score is indicative of one's performance. At the end of the day, it's all about hard work and how much you are willing to sacrifice. My LSAT score was abyssmal (154) and I still ended with a B+ avg and an award for one of my classes through sheer hard work. What I was trying to say is that someone should pick something that they love to learn so that they will naturally develop good work habits and transfer those habits into law school (which is exactly what I did). It doesn't matter how high your undergrad GPA or LSAT score is, if you don't study hard you won't do well.
  6. Honestly you could always pick an easy program to get A's and get into law school but once you're in what then? You're competing with students who performed well in a variety of courses (some of which are incredibly difficult). You'll go in unprepared to handle the amount of information that you need to understand to get a competing grade. Many drop out within the first 3 months because they couldn't handle it. Besides, when you're trying to get interviews at firms, your grades do matter. It's always best to just learn something you find interesting, that way you'll put in the effort without forcing yourself. Use your time in undergrad to train your ability to understand material otherwise you won't be able to survive the amount of reading we have.
  7. I always hear that you need a B+ average to transfer yet I am uncertain which schools they came from in the first place. I think that being at least 1 grade higher than the average would be required (i.e. School scales to B- so you need at least a B). I doubt they would accept people who are just average unless extenuating circumstances.
  8. @whatislaw Well people normally say you need at least a B+ average but that is really dependent on what school you went to. For example, UBC scales to B+ so having a B+ is average compared to schools like UoA which can scale to B-. So I would say the GPA requirement is dependent on your law school scaling. Not much we can do right now but pray.
  9. I also submitted an application with a B+ avg from UoA (we scale to B- to B) and hoping to get in. I don't have very strong compassionate grounds as it's just that everyone in my family is here. My LSAT score was 154 so that will most likely be why I won't get in. Good luck to you OP.
  10. Based on what their website stated, the factors considered are; 1. originally could of entered UBC (i.e. undegrad grades and LSAT score) 2. First year marks 3. compelling reason (i.e. your current situation with your mother being ill) Good luck to you and hope your mother will get better
  11. Got accepted yesterday L2: 4.0 (but im not finished 4th year so if 2nd year is included then; CGPA: 83% or 3.7ish) LSAT: 153 only write Good luck to everyone else
  12. Is it possible to receive full tuition scholarships to UBC law? If it is, what GPA/LSAT score are required to be considered?
  13. I don't understand what they define as academic session. Is an academic session both winter and fall term or just one term? From the pdf you posted, it seems like they are defining it as both.
  14. I'm currently in still finishing my 4th year. My 3rd year and fall term 4th year would total 45 credits. Do I add in my entire 2nd year courses for the missing 15 credits or just my summer and winter term to a total of 63 credits?
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