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  1. UofA will likely only take into account undergraduate marks (although they require transcripts from all post-secondary insitutions), so I think OP is fine. From https://calendar.ualberta.ca/content.php?catoid=6&navoid=942
  2. You may need to email your rep to make sure everything's good to go - I had to email mine because my accounts weren't linked properly, and they got it fixed up right away.
  3. Same here haha, but at least it's Crim and not Contracts 😂
  4. Oooo I'm excited for mine now!! September is so close!!!!!
  5. I don't believe so! The only way I could see them using a cancel to average out scores is if they used a 0, and that doesn't work, plus it would be really skeevy of them to guess at what you would have gotten.
  6. I agree, if you can, talk to a therapist. From my own perspective, as someone who has dealt with both a shitty family situation and a shitty job (but not at the same time): You have to fight. Life might be garbage right now but you have to hold on to what you're working toward. Hang on to your hope in a better future and whenever something awful happens at home or at work remind yourself that soon you'll be out of there. Hold on yo your hope that you'll get a good LSAT score and you'll get into law school and things will be better soon.
  7. Just off the top of my head, you have a good chance of getting into UofA with your current numbers, using the index calculator that's floating around this site (link below). Speaking just to the UofA, though, if you're not confident that you'll get a higher score in July then I wouldn't risk it, as UofA is one of those schools that averages LSAT scores. You may also have a shot at the UofC, but they're a holistic school and your marks are borderline for them so you'll have to have some good references and ECs to back your application up.
  8. I love Khan Academy; I used them for the majority of my studying and only started using the PS books when I found that some stuff just didn't click. My favourite part of Khan Academy is that you can do practice tests and they do all the timing and marking work for you, so that's one less thing to worry about. They also measure out what kind of progress you need to be making in order to hit your goal score and tailor your practice to focus on which sections you're weak in. The main weakness Khan has is that there are a finite number of practice questions, so if you're really stuck on a section you'll start running into the same questions over and over again. For me this is where the PS books came in. The PS books helped me to strategize, and Khan Academy helped me to put that in practice.
  9. I agree with the above posters, and also wanted to emphasize what UAbear said about the UofA being a numbers school. All they care about is a high GPA and LSAT score, so as long as your marks are high it doesn't matter what you major in.
  10. No for sure, this has just been on my mind lately and I wanted to make sure that anyone else browsing the thread had as much info as possible. The UofA website says that textbooks will run somewhere around $1500. https://www.ualberta.ca/law/programs/juris-doctor/tuitions-and-fees
  11. Yikes, that's basically your tuition and maybe a couple months' rent! I'm hoping they offer more, too, for your sake.
  12. The max loan that one is eligible for per year for law school is $22,500 ( https://studentaid.alberta.ca/before-you-apply/loan-limits/annual-loan-limits/) so it won't necessarily cover everything. After tuition (roughly $13,500), you're left with around $9000 to spread out over eight months, and that's IF they approve you for the maximum amount. IMO it's definitely worth going for a government loan first but unless you live at home or otherwise don't have too much in the way of living expenses you're going to need both the LOC/a part time job and the government loan.
  13. Thank you so much! I had tried searching their site but nothing came up. I'll keep the advice in mind as well.
  14. I know that somewhere, at some point, someone posted a list of reps that Scotiabank can contact, or that students can contact, but I can't seem to locate it now. If someone has that link, could they link it here? Thanks so much in advance!
  15. Yeah, the K refers to kindergarten. It means someone who has never been out of school; someone who went from kindergarten to getting their JD with no breaks.
  16. When I told my coworkers, most of them were impressed, except for one, who said to me "so you're going to be a person who does nothing but lies for a living?" That's the only outright negative reaction I've gotten so far.
  17. Agreed. My mental health was in the toilet when I first went to university and I did very poorly. I left and worked for a few years before going back to university and honestly it was the best decision I could have made. I came back more mature, mentally healthy, and ready to work, and it showed in my grades.
  18. It really depends on the school - the UofA, UofC, and UBC don't reject summer courses, for example. I'd recommend you look up any schools you're interested in and read their admissions information to find out for sure. I wouldn't think that law schools would care if some of your undergrad is done online. If I'm understanding your question correctly, you're asking if you can do law courses online in law school, right? I don't believe that's an option at the majority of law schools here in Canada, if not all of them.
  19. I would recommend volunteering in something you're interested in! I was a coordinator for a singing event for a few years. It was great because I love to sing, and got to meet a lot of people who also loved to sing. The position was really hard and stressful but loving the event itself was what kept me going.
  20. For the UofA specifically? No. They only look at your L2 GPA and LSAT score. There is a holistic admissions process if your L2 and/or LSAT are borderline. In that case, they'll look at your personal statement. Volunteering might help you, but it would be better for you to focus on getting good grades in the next two years and a good LSAT score.
  21. It's just an assumption, so I could be wrong! I'm just basing it on the activity I've been seeing on here. It seems like most schools have already sent out their first few rounds of offers and the only threads being updated are the waitlist and rejection threads.
  22. I think it would be worth studying to re-take the LSAT and re-apply next year with a higher score. It might end up being a waste of time, but IMO if you haven't heard from anywhere yet I think the best you can hope for at this point is a waitlist. Better to have wasted that time and get in than not getting in anywhere and finding yourself with not enough time to study.
  23. Agreed, it would be better to retake the LSAT than worry about taking extra courses. If you can get your LSAT up to even a 164 it should compensate for a lower GPA. Also you're in luck as far as the UofA goes, since they're strictly a stats-based school and I doubt that they'll pay too much attention to a failed class beyond what effect it had on calculating your L2, unless they're looking at your application holistically. From what I've read it seems like they only go holistic as a last resort so it's not worth worrying about IMO. (For reference, I got in this year with a 160 and a 3.7. All is not lost!) EDIT - Also rather than looking at the GPA for your one semester, calculate it with the rest of your courses as a whole and see how far down one 3.6 semester brings your overall 3.9. If you can keep your grades at around 3.9 for the rest of your degree, then what GPA will you have? You might still be able to apply without retaking the LSAT if your GPA is still around 3.8. But again, I'd suggest retaking the LSAT.
  24. Do you think a black jacket with a white blouse and pants is appropriate? Or is it maybe too much of a contrast?
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