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  1. Hey, my GPA was much lower than 2.75 and I just graduated from my top choice school :). You have an access claim, and you've shown the capacity to get good grades after your surgery resolved the medical issue. I don't think you should count yourself out at any school, though nothing is guaranteed. Keep your grades up, and *really* drill logic games. I'd also recommend not neglecting logical reasoning. Even if you usually go -1/-0 on that section, if you're getting one wrong, still put in the work to really figure out why you got it wrong and how to avoid making that mistake again.
  2. Ah, thanks. I'm just really not feeling great about my upcoming test date.
  3. Do you HAVE to tell your firm/principal if you fail a licensing exam? Like, can you just quietly retake in November? ...asking for a friend, of course.
  4. Why would you apply later? You have plenty of time to prepare for the LSAT. With a diagnostic score of 161, you should be able to score mid 160s on the actual test after over 3 months to prep. With your GPA, I don't see what you'd be worried about.
  5. Fair enough, I take it back. I assumed OP was basing it on the prompts for the statements for schools they were applying to when they did "all the PS parameters I've read specifically want this question addressed". It is explicitly requested for BC schools. It's been years since I wrote mine and I remember staring at the prompts for many hours over several weeks trying to figure out wtf to write that didn't sound stupid all around. 😂 I did find it helpful to think of mine as cover letters, and pretty typical cover letter advice includes why you want to work for x company (or x firm, which was even more annoying when you're applying for firms in the 1L summer recruit and every firm seems exactly the same). But I definitely wouldn't recommend that any applicant bother with answering a question that wasn't asked, unless they have a good answer that will actually serve a purpose to their application. So yeah, I take my statement back as it applies to schools that don't ask - I assumed it was more common that they did.
  6. I think this is good advice, but understandably, every law school's "ideal candidate" is one who really wants to attend their school, not just any school. That's why explicitly state PSs should address why they want to attend that school.
  7. Curious, did you feel the same way about the index for the barrister?
  8. If you're concerned about cost, go to a school outside Ontario if that's possible for you. If you're careful, there are many you can do it on OSAP and bursaries alone, no need for a massive line of credit.
  9. I have the most trouble with that section too. Check out the charts posted with the indices somewhere in this forum under "free indices" or whatever topic. I find them SUPER helpful. Do you have enough time to finish the section under your time limit?
  10. Oh, gotcha. Have you experimented with different strategies? Might be time to play around and see how different strategies affect your performance.
  11. I only did PDF merging one time all summer at a big law firm. I also did other tasks for corporate, like drafting.
  12. I am confused about your strategy of "multiplying the number of questions by 1.5 to simulate the amount of time to answer each question on the exam". Do you mean you're doing more questions than the practice tests you're doing have on them, but doing them in the typical amount of time? If so, that could be why your score is lower than it should be on past exams. They were written people taking longer per question, and you should just your score against that. Not that I'm saying it's not good to practice doing questions in the time we will have on the actual exam, I'm just saying that it makes your percentage score even less meaningful. Anyway, all you can really do is keep studying and hope for the best either way.
  13. If you don't want to "waste a year", don't waste it. Do something else while you study for the LSAT - get a job (any job), build your resume, gain some skills, study something else too. If you've been in school your whole life so far without a break and just take one year off now, you'd still be among the younger half of your class at law school. I have never seen a single Canadian who went to the UK for law school say it was a good idea, including ones who completed the whole process and became lawyers. You want it to be a good idea, because you already applied and got accepted. Maybe you also think it will be fun to live in England for a bit. Maybe you are scared to not no what you're doing this year, and not have anything to tell people you're doing. Both are pretty bad reasons to do a UK law degree. The only good reason to do a UK law degree is if you want to be a UK lawyer - and that would require a lot more research into the legal market and licensing process there too to determine whether it's a good decision. ETA: There are other options if you really want to be a lawyer (that's actually not clear from your post) but can't get accepted to any law school with your current transcript (that's obviously not clear from your post). You could take another year of undergrad courses, and do well in them.
  14. Blocked: May the odds be ever in your favour.
  15. Maybe that's not a problem, but that's what makes it work. They should want us to read all the materials, but just trick us into it by not providing practice tests or enough scoring info for us to reasonably gauge our likelihood of passing before the fact.
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