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  1. My rule of thumb while writing my PS was not to cover anything that was obvious from reading my reaume. I thought it would be a waste of space in the PS which could be used to elaborate on my motivations/passions/things that are more subtle about my resume and I assumed that the PS and resume would be read together. Hope that helps !
  2. I compiled this list from what I could find in the forums last year. It should be noted that there is a difference between the "french interview" and the interview given to CEGEP/Mature/special case regular applicants, so your mileage may vary. This is the list I compiled for the French interview. 1. Why do you want to study law? 2. Why do you want to study at McGill? 3. What did you study for your undergraduate degree? Why? 4. When did you first start learning French? What was the context? (School, work, etc) 5. What is your largest weakness when it comes to French? 6. What kind of volunteering have you done? Where? Why? 7. What will you do to prepare yourself to study law in French? 8. Are you familiar with Mcgill's bilingual policy? 9. What is your level of French comprehension? Level of oral/written proficiency? 10. Are you comfortable taking a law course in French? Hope that helps!
  3. What is the meaning of life? How will the fact that my star sign is Capricorn and my myers-briggs type INTJ affect my chances of admission? Is my childhood dog an acceptable reference? (He passed a number of years ago, but he wrote the letter before this, complete with paw print) you are a brave and benevolent soul Ryn, Yours in satire, MQ
  4. Hi HistoryNB, I would generally reiterate what pzabby said above. You clearly worked hard during your undergrad and MA and have the marks to show for it. McGill of course is more concerned with your undergrad cGPA than your grades during your MA (because they believe the learning curve of law school is more similar to the learning curve of an undergrad). I don't think the withdrawal will impact your application in a meaningful way, but it may be smart to have an explanation for why you decided to withdraw in case you are asked about it during the application/interview process. Going off the information you have provided us, your application seems strong: great GPA, solidly bilingual, and some unique legal ECs. That of course leaves your personal statement, references, CV, and a myriad of other unknowns which will also shape your chances. So long as these other elements are completed with care I'd guess that your odds are good.
  5. Hi Gerwulf , I would say option 2 puts the candidate in a better position. I had numerous withdrawals throughout my undergrad and was not questioned about such through the application/interview process. Further, I would say that GPA is a "primary" admission stat, whereas withdrawals are more nebulous: It is hard to say what a withdrawal or two will do to your application, whereas it is substantially easier to determine what GPA will put you out of contention for a given school. To summarize, my advice for your friend would be to take a concrete gain over possible damage control. Hope that helps!
  6. Is this bi-weekly? Monthly? HOURLY ?😝 *head expodes*
  7. Thanks for your post! I have a couple questions about the classroom atmosphere: 1. Do you find that professors often employ the Socratic method during class? 2. Is participation encouraged/rewarded in class? 2 (a). Is it beneficial to your grades to participate in class? (outside of participation marks e.g. does it make students stand out in a good way) 3. If you are substantially weaker in one language, have you ever had to take a class taught in your weaker language? 3 (a). If yes to question 3, what tactics did you employ to do well in that class? That's all for now, I'm sure I'll be back with more at some point...
  8. Defining transystemia has been likened to nailing jello to a tree after all... That being said much of my PS was dedicated to talking about the ambiguity and open-endedness of transystemia in a general and modest way. No need to deconstruct the concept just engage with it while talking about yourself. I might add also that UVic teaches law transystemically, or soon will with its new program.
  9. Only semi-related but... Don't forget to email advisors at other banks about their interest rates! You can use this to leverage the offered rate down at your bank of preference. I believe RBC offered me prime+.5 but others have been able to get down to prime+0.
  10. I would certainly say that it's a good idea to update your resume. Any further information for the admissions committee/interview panel will be beneficial to the process. Especially something as positive as an academic award. I updated mine when I started a new internship in February and I don't think that it caused any confusion. Congratulations on the award and best of luck!
  11. Get involved in undergraduate moot court if there is a club at your school! It's a great way to build legal research and writing skills while (often) networking. Not to mention it can give you a leg up on your resume/cover letter. I got a number of job offers through this during my undergrad.
  12. I'm also interested to hear stories from those on the other side of their law degrees... The forum is unsurprisingly silent on this... https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/opinion/a-lawyers-secret-addiction-anxiety-and-depression/article34067482/
  13. Sorry to hear that @michelle8 !! I see that you also applied to Osgoode. I believe that their admission process has been delayed by the strike at York, so don't read too much into having not heard back. Rooting for you!
  14. Hi all, I was recently admitted to the program with the condition of passing an advanced-intermediate French class over the summer. I was just wondering how other students have gone about fulfilling this condition? I'm planning to take intensive French through the school of continuing studies at McGill. Has anybody taken the program through the YMCA?
  15. It's my understanding that this is not the case. McGill allows admission to its program after 60 credits, this is not conditional on one finishing their degree. This is because you can only apply for admission to the following school year, therefore if you had applied this cycle then you would be admitted for the September 2018 school year (except of course in the case of deferrals). However, its extremely uncommon that they will admit anyone who is not in their final year or has not already completed their undergrad, and to my knowledge, no one has been admitted with a partially completed undergrad in recent years. I would guess that this is because the admissions committee can tell very little about a student from the first two years of their undergrad alone. I would echo the advice of those who have posted above. It is best to wait until the final year of your undergrad to apply. With regards to ECs and work experience, you certainly have plenty of time to build your resume. 2.5 years before you apply by my math! Hope this helps.
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