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  1. Hey folks, I submitted my application with an error in one of my references email addresses. Of course, he did not receive the email. I will call OLSAS on Monday to see what they can do. Has anyone dealt with an issue similar to this? How was it handled?
  2. Just do you. Explain exactly what it is you want to do with your degree. There are many, many business types in law. I am also a business student, so I am wrestling with the same thing myself. I am responding honestly and candidly, and letting the admissions team make their choice. Not everyone needs an identical "I want to protect the whales" story. Its ok to be you. Frankly, I think this approach shows a more realistic and mature approach to the profession. I would estimate that there are far more lawyers in business-related functions than working for social causes. If you're really strapped, just tell 'em you love tax and just wish you could spend more of your time pouring over tax law!
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    LSAT TEST DAY

    You are not told when time is up. They leave you to estimate when 35 minutes is up. It is like the 'Price is Right', closest to but not over wins.
  4. Well, I would surmise that most, if not all, will try to score as high as possible. The problem comes when test takers get greedy and try to squeeze in a few extra questions; finish the section as opposed to only completing their typical 21-23 questions. That may be a contributing factor to the phenomenon of lower test day scores.
  5. I am in the same boat--writing in September as well. Here are my two key points keeping me grounded: Firstly, treat it as if it is just the next preptest in your practice. It will look the exact same as every other LSAT. It won't be written in hieroglyphics. Or German. It will have four scored games, four scored reading comp passages, and two scores logical reasoning sections, just the same as the rest. Secondly, there is a November administration (and December, if you wanted a third write) that would be considered for the 2019 cycle. As for a test day strategy, I've heard time and time again to play the game you have, not the one you wish you had. By that I mean be in control and purposeful about your test. If you are someone who regularly scores in the low 160's but on test day you try to squeeze a few extra questions in to get you to 170, you will likely find that while rushing you blew past some key inferences or misread a stimulus/answer and end up in the 150's. Work at the pace and capacity that your skills allow. Focus on answering the question in front of you correctly and do not rush. The test only rewards correct answers. You have 3 weeks to go. Study hard and best of luck!
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    best law movies

    Ill bite. Though not a fav, North Country with Charlize Theoren was good. Its gritty though. Some scenes were hard to watch but it made me more fully appreciate the hardships women have experienced in the workplace, especially industrial ones. For a documentary I thought Hot Coffee was fantastic. It's all about the judicial reform that followed the U.S. frivolous lawsuit trend. Would highly recommend.
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    Desk suggestions?

    Check Costco! I picked up a leather high-back office chair when I started undergrad for $200. Have used it every day since and it looks and feels (nearly) the same as when I bought it.
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    Ubc vs u of a

    That's Sask for you! Folks there genuinely love to visit. Though I've lived in three provinces other than Sask, I've yet to see another population that generally just loves to have conversations more than Saskies.
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    U of C Scholarships

    Hey all, According to uCalgary's website, they award several large scholarships each year. Does anyone know approximately what kind of stats would put someone in the running for one of the academic merit awards? https://law.ucalgary.ca/future-students/tuition-scholarships-bursaries-and-awards Thanks! BV
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    LSAT PSA: Thinking LSAT podcast

    I picked up his LR Encyclopedia. I think the guy is hilarious. His frank, sometimes crude explanations cut straight to the core of the question. Beats reading boring technical explanations out of a powerscore book 10-1.
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    Law School Debt

    Undergrad debt will be ~40k. No assistance from family. I expect to matriculate at a school in western Canada.
  12. Hey folks! I've stumbled upon an LSAT podcast that I think people should know about. Its called the Thinking LSAT podcast. Its put on by a pair of LSAT tutors. They spend roughly 50% of the time dealing with LSAT questions from listeners and 50% on admissions advice. If you are working a menial job this summer and prepping for the LSAT, it's a great way to pass the time. Additionally, Ben (one of the hosts) has an online class and website with a score tracker. You can find this at strategyprep.com. He even provides video explanations for most* questions from the preptests. I have found his stuff extremely helpful for my prep. Hope this helps someone! Best, BV
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    Law School Debt

    Hey all, How much debt do you figure the average law student graduates with? How much does the average student begin law school with? I am a undergrad student in my senior year and I am trying to project where I might be 4 years from now. Thanks! I appreciate it!
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