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  1. Ah, do you mind linking the other thread here? Sorry, I'm new to all this so I'm not 100% sure which thread you're referring to.
  2. Is it worth it to talk to someone in person at the banks I'm looking at for a PSLOC (primarily TD and Scotiabank for me right now) or should I reach out via email instead? How have you guys been going about this process?
  3. I can't believe my hometown got brought up just to get hated on...
  4. So I have a lot of free time thanks to my exam schedule being kind of wonky and wanted to go down to the courthouse(s) in Toronto to sit in on some trials. Does anyone here have some general tips and advice on how to act, when it's appropriate to step into a courtroom, etc.?
  5. As someone who wants to work in Toronto but is also terrified of driving in Toronto (far far far bigger and busier than anywhere I've ever drive before, and I would get nervous about driving in my home town of ~40,000 people), is it possible to go without driving at all, especially driving downtown, in certain areas of law?
  6. I had very few, not very good extracurriculars throughout undergrad. What I did for my personal statement was talk about my strengths as a student (reading and writing in my case) and my passion for learning, giving examples for each (not just grades but particular projects, papers, non-academic writing, reading for pleasure, etc.). I then tied these points into how my academic strengths would help me succeed in law school. And obviously since I was claiming that one of my strengths is as a writer, I made sure my personal statement was impeccable in terms of spelling, punctuation, and grammar! It was probably not the most compelling, interesting, or unique personal statement, but it was good enough to get me into all the schools I applied to (UofT, Ottawa, and Queens). With your GPA and LSAT, you should be okay getting in somewhere if not your top choice. Good luck!
  7. I did when I was in grade 10. I actually enjoyed going through the LR and RC sections (I had no clue how to do the logic games), but then I'm a giant nerd who likes that kind of stuff.
  8. Go to U of T and tell people who care about prestige and stuff that you could have gone to Oxford if you wanted to. (don't actually do this) (but also congrats)
  9. Your initial advice was to aim for a 170+, which is not necessary for the school you were recommending OP apply to. That was the point of contention that providence and I responded to.
  10. I think providence's point was that even with a lot of studying some people just won't reach 170, no matter how hard they try, at least without spending a lot more time studying and money on tutors, past tests, study packages/books/classes, etc.. If you're working with limited time and resources (which many people do), it doesn't make sense to pour all your time and energy into getting a 170 if it's not going to happen or won't happen without a ton of effort, time, and money. Also if you don't need 170 to get into the school you're looking to get into, what's the point of focusing on 170 as THE goal you NEED to get other than getting a warm fuzzy feeling of accomplishment or getting to brag that you did better than many of your peers on some test?
  11. Would you mind expanding on this part? What kinds of things are/aren't the counselling services helpful with?
  12. 100% agreed. Providence, usually I'm with you on a lot of things and enjoy the perspective you bring on a lot of subjects, but on this I think you're saying some things about Asians that reveal some pretty unfortunate implications in what you think about us.
  13. Did anyone else attend the Welcome Day at U of T today?
  14. Sorry for the long list of questions, any advice at all would be appreciated. When is the best time to look for an apartment to move into by August? Will there be good listings around this time, or should I wait until later months to really start looking? What parts of Toronto tend to have relatively cheap units that aren't too far from campus? Also, what are some good websites to look for apartments? I'll be a first time renter (lived on residence all 4 years of undergrad), so any other general tips about apartment hunting and what to look for in an apartment would be greatly appreciated as well.
  15. I got an email acceptance shortly after I got the call, so even if they can't reach you by phone it should be okay.
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