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  1. Waitlisted. Notified to check via email. 3.53, 3.85 L2, 158 Will be declining for Osgoode.
  2. Sorry to hear. Nice cgpa/L2. I scored a 150 on my first attempt and then a 158 on my second (and last attempt). You can do it!
  3. Admitted yesterday!! No email yet. Update on OASIS. 3.53 cgpa, 3.86 L2, 158. 3.5 years Real Estate Legal Assistant, extracurriculars etc. Likely accepting and rejecting Queens so a spot should open up there!
  4. Not to be rude, but the answer is quite evident. I'm actually baffled this question is being asked. I've worked with a number of articling students/new calls who went overseas to do their law degrees. They all agree they're not on an even playing field in comparison to students who obtained their law degrees in Canada. They all complain that the money is bad and they always ask me why I've decided to pursue law, given what I see them going through. What everyone else is saying on this forum is true. If you decide to go overseas for your law degree, you will be in for a rough ride. That being said, I've also worked with two lawyers from the UK who are very successful now. Albeit, they were born and raised in the UK and came over here AFTER their education. It's a different story when you're born and raised here, go there, and come back to practice. I definitely raise one eyebrow.
  5. For what it's worth, I had a TA at York during undergrad and she commuted from Ottawa on the days she was on campus. She was gone within a few weeks haha.
  6. Same here. Belated April Fools from the adcom haha.
  7. I did Princeton Review initially and didn't find it was best suited for my needs as it was fast paced and I was also working full time. I found the course moved too quick (i.e. one class you spend working on sufficient assumptions and the next you're on to necessary assumptions and then a week later you're doing a prep test). I spent about $900 and found it to be a waste of money. Then a couple of months later, April of last year, I enrolled in 7 sage. I thought it was great in order to develop a foundation and an understanding of the fundamentals. Give yourself a couple of months to get through the basics and nail down your understanding of conditional logic for arguments and games. Arguments make up 50% of the test - you need to be strong in arguments. You also need to be disciplined as it's an online course. I wrote the September test and got a 150. I wasn't ready when I wrote. I was disappointed so I took up some classes with a tutor and really focused on arguments. I probably did around 500+ argument questions solely for drilling purposes. Generally, I would write a PT, blind review, see where I needed to improve and focus on those question types. By the time January rolled around, I'd done between 25-30 PTs, fool proofed nearly all of the games from PT 1 - 35 plus all the games from the PTs I'd written, done nearly all of the RC from PT 1- 35. RC was definitely my weak point. I also did a ton of timed sections. I know if I had more time (i.e. if I'd held off for March) I would have hit 160+. I ended up getting a 158 in January, which I'm cool with as I've been accepted to Queens and am still waiting on other schools. I've also heard great things about Harvard Ready. Really, the best advice is to START EARLY and give yourself time to experiment with different study methods that work for YOU. If you have any questions hit me up. Oh and a positive mindset is key. This shit gets hard at times but don't' give in to the lows.
  8. Just saw mine as well! thank you. Cheers!
  9. Thanks for the insight. I''m a born and raised Toronto resident and have been accepted to Queens. My other top two are Oz and Ottawa. I'm actually quite interested in practice/living in Ottawa as Toronto has become very expensive. Let's say I get accepted to Ottawa as well. Would it make more sense to take Ottawa over Queens in order to build connections with the city from the get-go? I know I could land job a job in Ottawa if I go to Queens, but I'm wondering if Ottawa over Queens would make more sense in this regard. Thanks!
  10. I may have misinterpreted the email but now that I think about it I'm not sure. I think we'll only know if there is a provisional acceptance option when the offer shows up on OLSAS. Has your showed up?
  11. I received two emails. The first saying I've been offered a position at Queens and then a second email from the Assistant Dean, advising me that I have until April 19th to Firm Accept (which I believe is a bit close for comfort haha). You should receive a second email as well. My status on Solus also changed.
  12. Just got the email - first Ontario acceptance. Never thought I'd be posting in an acceptance thread but I guess you don't know what you can do until you've done it. 3.53 cGPA, 3.85 L2, 158 (2nd write). Coming up on 4 years experience as a legal assistant in Real Estate Law; Volunteered in school clubs etc. Will likely accept unless I get into Osgoode or potentially Ottawa. Best of luck to everyone.
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