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  1. From the email I received today: "We can confirm that all first-year courses will be online for the Fall semester (September to December 2020)."
  2. While I don't have lots of advice to give, I just want to say that getting in to law school is definitely still possible for you. I was in a similar boat and have gotten accepted. Career options without law school: Government. They more or less have a monopoly on many of the things you will have studied (e.g., police forces, prisons, etc.). Great pay, great benefits, etc. Additionally, for some reason, I have also met a lot of people in corporate HR with crim backgrounds. I don't know why but this might be something to look in to. Grades: Personally, my years 1-3 were bad. I worked hard in my fourth year and took a fifth year (i.e., you might want to consider taking two additional semesters) under open studies. That netted me 2.8 GPA and 3.7 L2. I then applied to schools that focus on your L2 (e.g., UCalgary, UAlberta, TRU, Western, Queen's, etc.). They all have somewhat different processes at looking at grades so consult the schools' websites. LSAT: I don't have much advice on this other than the obvious fact that you should strive to do as well as you possibly can. Of course, the lower your L2, the stronger you want to be on this front. Feel free to PM me if you want some insights on the non-law government route. I too have a background in crim and have had some fun jobs with the govt.
  3. Rejected today. Still no email/update in OLSAS. CGPA: 2.8 L2: 3.7 LSAT: 159 (Jan 2020)
  4. Would anyone mind giving some more insights on this comparison for someone who will be coming from Ontario? I'm having trouble even deciding which criteria to base my decision off of. Some thoughts that come to mind: I imagine any summer work will be done in Calgary, so UofC definitely speaks to me just purely based on logistics (my partner will be living with me). UofA seems to be more known back home, should I ever decide that I want to return. I know this isn't the US, but I imagine that where you studied has some impact on job options. Especially if you're going from Alberta to Ontario. I imagine both institutions do a competent job in training lawyers, so this doesn't necessarily worry me. Any comments at all are much appreciated!
  5. Accepted today off of the waitlist. CGPA: 2.8 L2: 3.7 LSAT: 159 (Jan 2020)
  6. You can also threaten to show the person how you got your lawstudents.ca username. That would shut me up at least.
  7. You’re over thinking it. The caveat being that I got a 159, so don’t treat my advice as gospel. I’d suggest doing one or two untimed tests and trying to figure out why you got questions wrong when grading. Then hit the text books. The concepts in the textbooks begin to be less abstract (I.e., make more sense) when you have a sense of the test itself. If you’re that worried of nerves, you can always just do the test, figure out what you got right/wrong, but never compute it into the LSAT scale. That way you at least get a sense of where to focus your efforts without going to the scenarios you describe.
  8. It also might be worth mentioning that minors do exist for a reason. I majored in Crim and needed to take a summer course in my second year. Intro to Poli Sci worked best with my schedule (despite having no knowledge of the field). I wound up loving it, pursuing it as a minor, and working in the field through various student jobs/during my year off after undergrad. That knowledge has helped me more than my major ever has. It's of course good to have goals for the future but don't pursue them so intently that you forget to live in the present. You just might find new passions that you never expected. My point being: Do what interests you now and change course as appropriate. As long as you do it well, law school remains to be attainable. What becomes increasingly difficult to do if you don't do what interests you now is having other options for your future that might be more aligned with your interests. I think that there's a massive flaw in how high schools frame the job market to students. It isn't so rigid. There is so much more to the workforce than doctors, lawyers, engineers, [insert any other basic job title]. By studying an area that actually interests you, you may be surprised to find that there are jobs that exist that you will find endlessly more interesting than the law; jobs which you didn't even know existed prior to studying whatever field that interests you. That very fact almost had me forego law school altogether.
  9. But will the people who take it at home still get the annoying kind message from the President of LSAC before the test? Or the free pen/stylus for that matter?!
  10. In today. CGPA: 2.8 L2: 3.7 LSAT: 159 (Jan 2020) OLSAS scale
  11. Being a doctor definitely has perks re: banking: https://mdm.ca/md-wealth-management Not sure if there's an equivalent for law.
  12. For sale: Powerscore LR (2018), LG (2017), RC (2018) Bibles; Powerscore LR (2018), LG (2018), RC (2018) Workbooks; and LSAT Tests 42-61, 66, 68, 72-81. Make me an offer--I'm happy to charge less if you buy many things at once. I'm located in Ottawa but will be in Toronto and Vancouver in March if anyone wants to meet up. I used the books for the Jan 2020 LSAT. The concepts are in no way out of date. The pages aren't written on, happy to email any pictures, upon request.
  13. Happy to say I just got in... Wow what a journey. CGPA: 2.8 L2: 3.7 LSAT: 159 (Jan 2020)
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