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  1. Tagger

    Chances for Fall 2019

    Thank you!
  2. A 162 diagnostic is a fantastic score; that's a top 15% score on the actual exam. Given that your only real weakness is LR (and even then, that's an above average score for a diagnostic) try the Fox LR Encyclopedia and consider writing in November. You may not need that much prep time to get into the high 160+ range. Generally, RC is the hardest section to improve, and -4 RC on your diagnostic is great news. I don't think you need to wait until January to do really well.
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    November or January LSAT?

    This is definitely possible and is what you should do. If you only take the January exam and underperform for some reason, you may have to re-apply next cycle because the January exam is the last test that many schools will accept for admission in Fall 2019. There are still two months until the November test - take it, experience what test day is like, and see how you do. Then, if you need to re-take, you'll know what to expect in January.
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    UVic vs UBC

    Hi everyone, I am set to apply to both UVic and UBC when applications open, and I'm hoping that based on my stats, I'll be competitive for admission to both schools. I'm from BC and would prefer to practice within the province when I graduate. I have my heart set on UVic for several reasons, but am wondering if there's something I'm missing that would make it worthwhile to choose UBC instead. UVic: Love the smaller class sizes, general "feel" of the school, and the emphasis that the school puts on collegiality and a collaborative learning environment Visited the city and really like the small-town, island atmosphere and more relaxed pace of life compared to Vancouver. I'd like the change of pace from the Lower Mainland. The co-op program is a big draw and something that I see myself participating in Due to the location, it seems more convenient to access opportunities in provincial government, which I'm potentially interested in Very manageable tuition costs, cheaper cost of living relative to Vancouver, and it seems as though it would be more financially feasible to own property in the future if I manage to find employment on the Island (which isn't guaranteed). UBC: Familiarity with the school and law building, as I went there for undergrad and have lived in the Lower Mainland It's a bigger school that appears to have a larger course selection and closer proximity to Vancouver firms for 2L OCI, but I'm not sure that I want to pursue the Big Law route It's a more "recognizable" school, but that comes with slightly more expensive tuition and astronomically high housing and living costs. I want to own a condo or home eventually, but I don't see how I can realistically achieve that in Vancouver. I'd prefer not to live paycheck to paycheck just to find a place close to work, nor do I want to commute 1+ hours every day long-term. It may be easier to find employment in Vancouver if I strike out of opportunities on the Island, but I'm not sure that's a big plus in UBC's favor, at least from what I've read. I feel like this is a no-brainer just based on my instinct and how I feel, but would really appreciate your input so that I know I'm not making any mistakes. Thank you!
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    Gotcha. In that case, there are virtual proctor videos on YouTube that follow the exact timing of the test, including the 15-minute break between sections 3 and 4. If you haven't already, I'd recommend that you take a test or two this week using the proctor video just so you know what to expect. Good luck!
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    - 8:30 is the reporting time, not when the test starts. It takes quite a bit longer (30+ minutes) to distribute the test materials, read the pre-test instructions, check IDs, get everyone seated, make sure that everyone's written down the proper test booklet and exam center codes, and for you to write your biographical info and the certifying statement down before you actually begin the test. - Depends on the test center. - You might, but there have been instances where people have been kicked out for bringing their phones into the building. I wouldn't chance it. - Depends on the test center. - No, if your proctor is following instructions, you won't be given extra time to do those things (and the fact that you're asking this is slightly concerning, because it suggests that you haven't been writing practice tests under proper test conditions). - You'll get all the sections at once, but won't be able to flip ahead or go back to a previous section during the exam. - Yes, you're given a 5 minute warning and then will be told to put your pencil down when time's up (but you should know this already through your PTs). - Depends on the test center, but I'd estimate about 5-6 hours. --- Can I ask (out of concern, not condescension) whether you've prepared for the test? Some of the questions you're asking (about the five-minute warning and taking one section at a time) suggest that you haven't done many full 5-section practice tests, and it's not the best idea to take the LSAT when you're not prepared.
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    Next steps after the LSAT

    Thank you! Everything I've seen, from published medians to indexes to previous accepted threads seems to confirm that I should be okay to move on, but I wanted to check with people who have more experience with this whole process. And because I really, really don't want to re-take the LSAT if I don't have to. Cheers!
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    Next steps after the LSAT

    GPA 3.97-4.0 / 4.33 (each school has a slightly different calculation) LSAT 163. Thanks!
  9. Hi everyone, I didn't receive a response in the school-specific forums, so I'm asking again here. I recently received my LSAT score back and am interested in applying to UBC and UVic Law in the upcoming cycle. My GPA and LSAT, after accounting for each school's drop, index formula and GPA calculation policies, give me an index score that's above both schools' typical auto-admit thresholds. Is it safe for me, at this point, to leave the LSAT behind and focus on getting my application ready to submit on day 1? Is there any scenario, barring extreme circumstances, where I'm at risk of not getting in at either school despite my index score? Thank you for your help!
  10. Hi everyone, I just got my LSAT score back and am wondering what my chances would be for UVic: GPA (after drops and conversion): 3.97 LSAT: 163 (87th percentile) UVic Index: ~930. It seems like I have a strong chance of getting in, but just wanted to double-check.