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  1. If you are truly interested in a career in family law then Nicholas Bala is all there is to say. Foremost expert in Canada. Take the opportunity to study under him.
  2. I can't imagine with those stats that you won't get in unless there is something completely wrong with your PS. My guess is you will hear once the first wave of people accepted decide on a school as April 1 approaches. I was fortunate to get several acceptances and I haven't chosen yet - and I bet there are many others like me. Good luck! And I bet if it doesn't happen this year, that if you use your time wisely next year, it will be a sure thing.
  3. Apples to apples....those universities that look at your application from a holistic view may look at your undergrad subjects and understand how difficult it is to get great marks in chemistry....and after considering how well you've done they will consider whether notwithstanding your strength in science you evidence any strength in language and whether your application would suggest that notwithstanding your pursuit of science, you have demonstrated a facility with the nuances of language. Not all smarts are equal. They are looking for certain qualities. Strength in chemistry isn't, with all respect, going to establish that you have the strengths that they are looking for......
  4. Mine finally showed up today on OLSAS. It simply seems to be slow reflecting the change.
  5. Very true, but given both continue to actively practice in environments where they work with young lawyers, I have faith in their assessment.
  6. I am thinking I would like to add something to my earlier comments.... My one parent went through school with the present Premier of Alberta, the other went through school with several individuals who are earning millions with multi international corporations.....if that in any way means success or happiness.....? It doesn't to me but....would either of my parents claim they had a superior education to the other? not a chance. Would either claim the "school" they went to was an advantage to them? Nope other than that both feel they were taught the skills necessary and that both schools had the credibility needed to open doors for them. Did either feel the school they went to gave them some strategic advantage over the past years? nope. Did colleagues from schools with potentially lesser reputations also succeed? Yep. Celebrate that you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to choose, and wherever you choose, I am sure you will be happy. It is really exciting! Also, good luck to everyone who hopes to gain entry! Best of luck!
  7. I am not getting where you think that Osgoode has a "prestige" position? Maclean's magazine? I wouldn't put much weight on this. or let this forum influence you....we are a bunch of young people who are trying to figure it out.... My parents are both lawyers with considerable years under their belt...one a grad from Queen's, the other a grad from Osgoode. They have been very clear with me that the schools have their different strengths but that this idea that one school is better than the rest is a fallacy....I am headed to Queen's. It is simply a better environment for me . It has a great reputation and has produced some great lawyers. The bottom line is where do you want to spend you next few years? What is it that makes a particular school attractive to you?
  8. My two cents. IF you intend on working and living in Toronto - then definitely consider UofT...I would think you are might be more likely to benefit from connections there....both to find employment and over the long term in practice by the peers going through school with you...BUT if you intend to practice anywhere but Toronto, seriously consider the financial cost of the degree, the fact that establishing a practice takes time (making paying that debt challenging) and the fact that it does not give you any greater qualification than any other law school and McGill has a stellar reputation.
  9. In! L2/Bs 3.95, LSAT 160. Yes!!!
  10. And does anyone know whether OLSAS updates your cgpa calculation with the updated marks?
  11. The Ottawa U experience is simply different. I get the sense it is less of a community and more of a commuter school. Both will qualify you well for practice. Maybe if you have the choice of both, you should visit both and get a feel for their campus....and then read up on the programs each offers. I want to practice in Eastern Ontario....Queen's and Ottawa U are my 1st and 2nd choice in that order. However, my undergrad was at Queen's and I love its sense of pride and community. I have two lawyer parents and I know Queen's has a stellar reputation. They have practiced with grads from Ottawa and take no issue with their education either. I think they feel that Queen's might have greater connections through their grads with Bay Street if that is where you wish to land. My choice might be different if, for instance, my French was great and I would want to then get both civil/common law degrees - then it would be OttawaU. But it's not....so I am hoping it's Queen's for me.
  12. Through uozone yesterday. Got an email today.
  13. Accepted yesterday! JD - Common JD/JD (USA) cgpa: 3.77/4.0, L2 about 3.94/4.0, LSAT 160
  14. In!! L2 .3.95 and LSAT 160. Surprised cause my LSAT grade not as high as I thought was needed and given I am not headed for corporate Bay Street Law....I am not sure my 'rents will wanna pay the tuition!
  15. All right. I give up. I was well intended. No one here has any idea what my background was. Over and out.
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