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  1. I'm an incoming student and I just got my OSAP estimate today for L1. Seeing the reaction from undergrads and graduate students I know, I'm curious as to what I might have received if I had started law school, say, a year ago. If anyone is comfortable sharing, I'm curious what people were receiving in years prior to the cuts?
  2. I got just over 170 and got in with a 3.3, so there ya go
  3. @Nachklang I'll be living around Bloorcourt and commuting up to campus everyday--mostly because I already live here and have no interest in giving up my place. I've spoken to some friends who have done a similar trek to Osgoode and they've said the commute is not that bad. Because you are generally moving against the flow of traffic the trains aren't too crowded, you generally get a seat, and it's pretty easy to get reading done. Or so I'm told. Just something to consider!
  4. No problem! It occurs to me as well that while my middling grades were pretty evenly distributed across my time in school, the fact that yours are concentrated to such a short period means that you are probably even better off! Feel free to DM if you have any other questions or want any advise vis a vis the PS.
  5. If it helps at all, I wound up with less than favorable grades in my undergrad (CGPA ~3.3) due to some mental health stuff. Not only that, I took a correspondence writing course at Humber after my undergrad and withdrew from it half way through which obviously not a great look. BUT I did well on my LSATs (171), I had good EC's, some solid work and volunteer experience and I wrote the hell out of my personal statement. I got into Osgoode (my first choice) back in January and I firm accepted so I don't whether I would have gotten into anywhere else. But this is all to say that, while having mediocre grades definitely makes the process a little more stressful, it doesn't take you out of the running by a long shot. Whether you withdraw or not, I would just strongly suggest that you figure out a way to address the clear change in your academic achievement in your final year. There is a way to do it where you are focusing on what you learnt from that chapter and how it's made you even more likely to succeed in school, rather than just sounding like you are making excuses (which I was very afraid of doing). You are definitely going to get into a bunch of schools, don't stress too hard!
  6. Just wondering if any body else, like me, submitted their acceptance letter to that guy and still haven't been admitted to the group?
  7. I read somewhere that big firms tend want younger, less experienced articling candidates because they tend to be more willing to take abuse on the chin and work those extra-crazy hours (i.e. they are easier to take advantage of). I think, if you don't have a ton of experience working in environments that are healthier and respectful towards their employees, that a toxic work environment is very easily normalized. And when someone transitions out of articling to a bigger position at the firm, the higher ups are still able to be incredibly demanding and, frankly, abusive because that employee has been groomed to see that toxic environment as standard. They can look back on their articling experience and think "well this isn't that bad". Basically, if you make it through a toxic articling experience and still want to work there, that's an important quality for a firm to select for if they want employees that will, more or less, supplicate themselves to the status quo.
  8. Hey all! Reading through this thread made me wonder how different the experience of transitioning into law school was for someone who had been previously working full time vs. someone coming to it directly from their undergrad. I started a separate thread to discuss. If any of you are interested, follow the link below!
  9. What's law school like compared to working full time? How was the transition? How did you find the work load? I am not a mature student myself, but I'm just shy of the cut-off which is to say I've been out in the working world for about four years. Looking at these forums where people are discussing the amount of work law school takes, the level of burn out they feel, the amount of uncertainty they are feeling, etc. I find myself wondering whether this person or that person is coming straight out of their undergrad program or whether they were a working stiff before they started the law school process. So for those of you who had been working for a while before you opted into this new path, how do you think your experience of law school compares to your younger/less world wary peers?
  10. I've noticed a lot of people posting have also already been accepted to some other schools. Just curious if anybody else has only been accepted to Osgoode. I applied to Ottawa, Queen's, and U of T and while I'm not remotely surprised that I haven't been accepted to U of T, or even Queen's for that matter, I was sort of expecting the Ottawa acceptance to role in before Osgoode. It doesn't really matter, Osgoode was my first choice anyways, I'm just curious if anybody has had similar outcomes and what their stats are. GPA: 3.3 LSAT: 171
  11. Hey! I have the 3 LSAT PowerScore Bibles--preowned but I, and the previous owner, only ever used pencil. It was pretty easy when I was using the text to erase the markings ahead of taking a practice test. I would sell for $50 if you were interested.
  12. Did you receive the scholarship at the same time as your acceptance or did they land separately? I believe bursaries are awarded in the Fall but I could have that wrong.
  13. I'm curious, have you gotten in yet? I received an acceptance from Osgoode Thursday morning with the same LSAT and a much lower GPA. I'm truly sorry if you haven't heard back yet, but I'm sure you will soon with those stats!
  14. Was thrilled to receive an accepted yesterday along with the likes of you all! GPA: 3.3 LSAT: 171 Was out of undergrad for 4 years (just shy of the mature graduate cut off) and I have two year of s work and volunteer experience in social services, mostly with criminalized women. I worked in film and television before that. I think the combination of a solid LSAT and some relevant work experience made up for my middling GPA. Hope this is a hopeful message to my fellow splitters out there!
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