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  1. U of T Law does not have an Access category for its admission, although the law school claims that it will assess applicants' files holistically, including personal considerations. While I would commend you for your great LSAT score, your chances at U of T Law will not be good, given that the law school does not have access categories. If you have legitimate medical documentations regarding your mental issues, you may have chances at Western, Queen's, or Ottawa as these law schools have access categories. Yet, considering your GPA, I do not think that your chances at the three law schools would be decent. Thus, I advise you to focus on improving your GPA because you already have a good LSAT score. In addition, apply to Canadian law schools broadly. Saskatchewan law will only look at the GPA of your best two academic years. Manitoba law and UNB law will drop some of your worst grades. U Alberta law and U Calgary law will only consider the GPA of your last two academic years. Lastly, apply to law schools that have holistic admission assessment policies, i.e. Windsor law and TRU law. Good luck!!
  2. Thank you very much for your comments. I just expressed my personal fondness for Windsor law because I got in the law school although I chose Ottawa over Windsor. (I deferred my entry into Ottawa law by one year, September 2020, to finish my graduate degrees in archival and museum studies.) As a person who has a great interest in Indigenous law and public law, I appreciate your input.
  3. I am not a Windsor Law student, but there are lots of reasons for studying at Windsor Law. (I am only referring to Windsor's Single JD.). I just think that the law school's emphasis on social justice seems to be genuine compared with Ryerson Law's claim on promoting social justice. Furthermore, I really doubt that Windsor Law is currently a last resort among Canadian law schools as there are certainly less established law schools in Canada.
  4. Your employment history will not be any predicament regarding your applications. I’d say that you will most likely get in Queens and Western. Given your cGPA, you will have strong chances at Osgoode and Ottawa, but your chances at the two law schools may not be better than your chances at Queens and Western as Oz and Ottawa love high cGPA. I’d say that your chances at U of T law may rest upon your personal statement in that both your B3 GPA and LSAT fall into the low 25 percentage of admitted students’ stats (https://www.law.utoronto.ca/admissions/jd-admissions/admissions-policies).
  5. I agree with your point that Ryerson law will be very competitive to get in; yet, I do think that Ryerson law will never surpass Osgoode in any ways.
  6. It looks like the OP went to TRU law for 1 L, and then transferred to somewhere, probably UBC law.
  7. Best of luck with your commitments to getting in CANADIAN LAW SCHOOLS.
  8. I got into Ottawa law for the 2019 Fall admission, but I deferred my entry into the Common Law Section by one year to finish my graduate degrees. When it comes to personal statements, I do belive that every applicant, whether he/she/they are general applicants or not, has unique story as people's lives and ideas really vary. Accordingly, I think that applicants do not have to be excessively obsessed with accentuating their uniquenes. I think that highlighting some kinds of applicants' personal lessons from their own experiences and further associating the lessons with their personal or professonal growth/development is vital to write a good personal statement. In my opinion, this appproach would illuminate applicants' potential ability or strength in promoting law schools' diversity.
  9. Thank you for your words. In fact, Ryerson law does not matter to me as I will attend Ottawa law in September 2020; I got in Ottawa law for the September 2019 admission, but I deferred my entry into the Common Law Section by one year to finish my graduate degree.
  10. According to Ryerson law's page (https://www.ryerson.ca/law/admissions/faq/), "Full-time tuition fees for fall 2020 are: Canadian citizens and permanent residents - CDN $21,168* International students - CDN $31,168* *Plus ancillary and related fees. Subject to approval by Ryerson’s Board of Governors." "Domestic students in Ryerson's JD program are eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Please visit our Scholarships & Financial Assistance page for more details." I am not sure what is currently going on Ryerson law's eligibility for the OSAP; hasn't the law school been rejected from the provincial government regarding the OSAP? Is the law school telling a lie??
  11. No one knows how your applications would result. Your ECs and L2 GPA are very good, but your LSAT score and cGPA are not competitive for most Ontario law schools. Particularly, Ottawa Law pramarily looks at applicants' cGPA. Thus, your current chances at most Ontario law schools are not good although you still have chances at Ottawa, Queen's, Western, Windsor, and Ryerson. If your L2 GPA conforms to the OLSAS scale and you have taken LSAT only once, you should be in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law. Overall, I advise you to retake the LSAT to have better chances at Ontario law schools. Good luck!!
  12. Thank you for your reply. Yet, can I still consider the information from the law school's homepage as "a valid, verified source?"
  13. I am not sure, but Western Law addresses as follows: "Does Western review the LSAT writing sample? Yes. We consider writing a critical skill for law school study. We look for clear, concise, creative, and well-developed writing samples." https://law.uwo.ca/future_students/jd_admissions/admissions_FAQ/law_school_admission_test.html As far as I remember, among Ontario law schools, Western Law has been the only law school, which explicitly states that it will look at writing samples. (at least based on information from the homepages of Ontario law schools.) I have an impression that the OP has a strong writing skill as he has completed his MA thesis successfully. So, it sounds very weird to me that the OP's LSAT writing sample became a substantive weakness, which Western Law did not like.
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