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  1. Lots of good information above, but thought I would offer my two cents. I've recently graduated from York, and took nearly half my courses through the School of Public Policy & Administration. They offer a really wide range of interesting classes, and in my experience, the professors were phenomenal. While I disagree with the idea that York is inherently "easier", I can say with confidence that students are provided every opportunity to succeed. As long as you're willing to make the effort, your instructors will generally be more than happy to invest their time with you. With that said - a brief note on some practical items. I would think carefully about what you want out of your undergraduate experience. Don't forget this will determine your day-to-day for (likely) the next four years. Consider things like your commute time, the value you place on community and social experiences, tuition costs, etc. Ultimately, you want to do well during your undergrad - to some extent, enjoying (or at least happily tolerating) your time there will be a factor in your performance. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have any questions about York or the Public Admin. program. Happy to chat!
  2. Sounds like a great approach to the LSAT. Your diagnostic is great, and you're certainly leaving more than enough time to prepare for the August test. In fact, you're likely to find that 8hrs/day probably won't be necessary. Requesting some added context - what is your GPA as per OLSAS conversion? Are you intending to apply to law school this fall? Addressing your GMAT inquiry, I would put that aside entirely right now if I were in your shoes. As far as I'm aware, the vast majority of Canadian JD/MBA programs will provide a GMAT waiver as long as your LSAT is above a certain benchmark. In terms of writing the GMAT as a business program "safety", I would advise you not to split your efforts if law school is your first choice - at least not until you're satisfied with your official LSAT score. I was fortunate to receive an offer from a JD/MBA programs this cycle. Feel free to shoot me a PM if you have any specific questions - happy to chat.
  3. Based on your current stats, I would certainly expect an offer from Ryerson. While your cGPA is relatively low, your L2 is great, and for a school like Western, that will be most relevant. Assuming you'll be applying next cycle, I would put some serious thought to rewriting the LSAT. Boosting your score by even a few points could possibly mean the difference for a school like Osgoode. In any case, I'm confident you'll have an opportunity somewhere. All the best!
  4. It's worth double checking the information you've plugged in to the calculator, just to ensure there's nothing missing. Outside of an input error, yes, this is normal. The benefit of the website is that it aims to calculate your GPA in the same way that OLSAS will for the purposes of your application. At times, this will vary from what your school's portal might report. Personally, I chose to rely on the LawApplicants calculator. It was essentially dead-on what OLSAS ended up showing on my application. Don't sweat the adjustment - you're still competitive. Ultimately, it's better to know now than be shocked at the change later on!
  5. UofT focuses on B3, from what I understand. I was accepted in January this year with a 3.83(B3) and 165 LSAT. My cGPA was a bit higher than yours, however, at 3.76. Based on my experience, and feedback I've received from others, it certainly seems as if you should have a reasonable chance at admission. In the meantime, I would do your best to ensure as good an outcome on the LSAT as possible. Best of luck!
  6. I haven't done private tutoring with Yoni, but would recommend taking the course first in any case. In my experience, the classes were enough to get a solid handle on the basic concepts. Further, the lessons and software they provide equipped me with the tools I needed to study on my own, which is where the majority of my progress was made anyway. In short, I would recommend taking the course first and supplementing with private tutoring afterward as needed.
  7. https://lawapplicants.ca/ - This online tool was created by one of the moderators on this site, and is incredibly helpful in calculating your cGPA and L2.
  8. Agreeing with the above, I want to briefly contribute an additional thought, as I found myself in a somewhat similar situation. When it comes time to apply for law school, you may be interested in asking someone from the company to submit a letter of reference on your behalf. This person should not be a member of your family, and should be able to speak to your performance. Again, absolutely nothing wrong with working at your family's business, but do keep in mind who you might use as a reference in the future, should you choose to do so. PS - Hopefully by the time you're attending law school, the Sens might be above .500!
  9. Your situation is very similar to my prior experience, so thought I would add my two cents. Personally, I was able to study effectively in the evenings and on weekends while working full time, and didn't need to take any time off for the LSAT. However, echoing what has been said above, I recommend taking time off to relax in advance of the test. This past November, I wrote my test on a Wednesday, but took the Monday and Tuesday prior as vacation time. I avoided looking at anything LSAT related on these days, but instead spent the time seeing friends, going for hikes, etc. As an aside, what I did end up taking vacation time for was getting my applications together. I found it was specifically helpful to have put a couple days aside to make sure I was really happy with my PS, ensure all documents were submitted, etc.
  10. Nothing specific to add regarding your invitation from the committee, however, I read some interesting advice recently that I feel is applicable here. If Osgoode has taken the time to invite you for an interview, they're already hoping you're a candidate that will be a good fit. Put differently, they've read your application, feel you're a worthwhile candidate, and actively want the interview to go well. In my view, there's no reason to be concerned as long as you answer their questions candidly. I would wish you luck, but I sincerely believe you won't need it!
  11. Accepted a little while ago. Posting to contribute data to future LawApplicants.ca calculations! cGPA - 3.76 L2 - 3.82 LSAT - 165
  12. Accepted a little while ago. Posting to contribute data to future LawApplicants.ca calculations! cGPA - 3.76 L2 - 3.82 LSAT - 165
  13. Accepted a little while ago. Posting to contribute data to future LawApplicants.ca calculations! cGPA - 3.76 L2 - 3.82 LSAT - 165
  14. Accepted a little while ago. Posting to contribute data to future LawApplicants.ca calculations! cGPA - 3.76 L2 - 3.82 LSAT - 165
  15. Accepted a little while ago. Posting to contribute data to future LawApplicants.ca calculations! cGPA - 3.76 L2 - 3.82 LSAT - 165
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