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  1. Purely for my own curiosity (Ive got too much time on my hands), I was wondering if anyone has any stories of how people react finding out that you're a lawyer/studying law. Do they treat you with disdain, give you more deference, or generally not care? I assume most people dont think twice about it, but Ive also heard horror stories of people hating you immediately after finding out youre a lawyer simply due to misconceptions of lawyers as a whole. Obviously, answers will be very anecdotal; thats what im looking for. Apologies if this is the wrong subforum to post this in.
  2. Damn, can I get your autograph?
  3. It's one thing to try to justify an online UK law degree, but to denigrate lawyers who graduated from Canadian schools seems a lot like sour grapes.
  4. Where are you guys planning to live during 1L? My parents have a house in burnaby but I definitely don't want to commute that far. From what I've seen, lots of law students rent in kitsilano. Whats the benefit of this instead of just finding a residence to live on-campus?
  5. Just called them. In as well! Almost the same stats as you: 85.33% / 163, index of 91.82. 3rd year undergrad.
  6. Does anyone know? I know that on last year's thread, some results came out on Nov 14.
  7. I took the July LSAT, got 163. Retook and just received my sept score of 160. B3 GPA of 3.85. Did I screw myself for UofT with my 160 retake? How much will this hurt my app? I am so disappointed
  8. GPA of 85.33% using Ryn's calculator (will this be rounded to 85%?). Took the LSAT in july and scored 163. Index score of 91.73. Do they scrutinize your application more if you apply in your third year? Also, just to clarify, they state that the acceptance will be conditional on 30/90 of your credits being senior level. Senior level includes 300-level courses, correct? Or just 400-level courses? Will 10 300-level courses finished by the end of my third year suffice? Thank you!
  9. Hi Ryn, I had a similar problem to the above, where having too few credits caused my GPA with drops to be lower than without drops. When I apply to UBC, they will drop 6 credits and my GPA with drops should be higher, correct? I am applying in my third year, and I took 4 courses instead of 5 for a few semesters (but made up for it in the summer). Would this change the GPA calculation? Thanks!
  10. Thanks everyone, looks like I'll be retaking!
  11. Hello, I am wondering if I should retake the LSAT. My cGPA and B3 is 3.85, uoft undergrad. I averaged 167 in my practice tests but got a 163 in July, I think because of test anxiety. My first choice is U of T. I inputted my stats into Ryn's predictor and my chances are 'Good'. However, if I retake and get a 167 it seems like my chances would increase substantially. What I am worried about is the sentiment that U of T unoficially considers all your LSAT takes, given that your retake is less than 5 points higher than your first take (or something like that). If this is the case, would that mean that getting a 167 (below the 5 point threshold) would only marginally increase my chances, and another 163 would reflect negatively? From what I understand, I can leave my LSAT as is and have like a 50% chance of getting in or retake and either have an 80+% chance or, if i get the same score again, a <50% chance. Does that make sense? Thank you very much for the help. I hope I don't sound too neurotic. It is just that if it is better for me to leave my LSAT as is, I need to cancel before september.
  12. The reason why I don't bother arguing is that it turns into a 10-page thread debating something that should be rather obvious (like this thread). Now, you can say that since I don't feel like arguing at length for 10 pages I have no right to complain. That's fair, but I was just stating my observations.
  13. As a lurker on this forum for several years, I have noticed that some users here get offended too easily at seemingly uncontroversial things. I'll give you some examples: Regarding the difficulty of different undergrad universities in Canada, people on this forum will claim it is impossible to distinguish difficulty between each university since the majority of people did not attend more than one. But to any non-delusional person, it's clear there are differences in difficulty. Same goes for the distinction between different majors. Regarding attending a school like UofT vs HYS or T6 in the US, people on this forum will suggest UofT most of the time, when for the majority of people, attending HYS would lead to better long-term outcomes. Some would even be offended at the mere mentioning that US is a better place to work than Canada. Similar sentiments when you mention differences between Canadian law schools-- People will claim that they are all equal and disregard anything suggesting that some are better than others. When people talk about getting jobs at prestigious firms or anything regarding prestige, people get defensive quite quickly and then make some "hurr why not Morgan's it's the most prestigious" joke as if to try and nullify the importance of prestige. I go on TLS sometimes (the American version of this site) and believe they place too much emphasis on prestige, but this site is like the polar opposite. Even when you make a thread about income/salary, it's a given that there will be some guy saying, "life is not all about money dude." Like come on lol. I feel like most of the sentiments I mentioned above are being propagated by a few users with high reputation points, and eventually they stick, even though they aren't really accurate representations of the real world. TLDR; stop being so easily offended peeps just my opinion.
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