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  1. As a 1L thinking of pursuing criminal law and an estimated debt load of about $80,000 - $90,000 out of school, this thread scares the hell out of me.
  2. Hi There, I don't think anyone on this forum can give you a clear cut answer to your question. I got into Osgoode this cycle with a 3.53 cGPA and a 158 LSAT (2nd attempt). My first LSAT was a 150 (yikes) and I was also working full time while studying for my LSAT. While my stats weren't amazing by any means, I'd say the 8 point jump in my LSAT score spoke volumes. I spent a lot of my time studying, and even more of my time working. I had also been working as a legal assistant for 3 years when I applied, so it's safe to assume all of this helped my case. I made it clear in my personal statement why I wanted to go to law school, and substantiated those claims in real life experiences. I also volunteered with organizations I believed in and kept myself busy with stuff I was actually interested in. People on this forum will tell you that you can't get into Osgoode with a 158 and a 3.53, but what do those people really know? My best advice is to do your best in your 4th year. Give the LSAT all you have if you're not happy with your score. I've heard a mid 160 is competitive, but I think a lower LSAT and a more well rounded application looks just as good. Maybe do a bit of volunteering on the side if you can. Sell yourself via your personal statements and hope for the best. Is Osgoode a do or die school for you for any particular reason? I don't think you should limit yourself to a specific school unless there is an external circumstance which necessitates you to do so.
  3. Same here. Did you just google MyOsgoode? Im still looking for an update on Oasis haha.
  4. Thank you for the reply. I've been approved for a Student LoC with Scotiabank so I have the remainder of funds sorted out, but wanted to minimize the amount I have to withdraw from the LoC in order to keep interest accrual as low as possible. I'll just max out the OSAP and go from there. That tuition cut looks nice!
  5. Glad I ran into this post as I had the same opinion as OP until reading the above. I will now take the full loan amount for OSAP. Anyone here from Ontario? My OSAP won't cover all of Osgoode's tuition as I believe they are only giving me about 16k and tuition is around 28k. Thank you, burr0wn
  6. Waitlisted. Notified to check via email. 3.53, 3.85 L2, 158 Will be declining for Osgoode.
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Same here. Belated April Fools from the adcom haha.
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