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  1. I'm realizing now I could have just asked the career centre at the school, haha. Oh well - again, appreciate the input!
  2. Ok, thanks very much for this info! Coming from a place with very little knowledge so I appreciate the input.
  3. Hi all - I'm not super familiar with the law school process but understand that we have the opportunity to work over the summer months with a firm. Can anyone speak to the feasibility of getting a summer job after first year and a rough income estimate? I'll be attending UVic. Thank you!
  4. Depends on the category you apply in - Regular/Discretionary/Indigenous. If you apply Regular, there is a formula you can use to determine your index score. Someone might want to correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it's: 5*LSAT Percentile + 125*GPA (adjusted). E.g. 5*80 + 125 + 3.7 = 862.5. It seems that folks scoring above a certain index score tend to receive offers - I believe it was > 905 this past admissions cycle. This year, it seems that people with index scores ranging between 895 - above 905 were receiving offers throughout the admissions cycle. People with index scores ranging between 875 - around 905 were receiving offers off the wait-list from around April to May. Mind you, that's just based on people who post to this forum! Also, I spoke with admissions earlier this year and they have said that the whole index-score-guaranteed-admissions theory isn't totally accurate. I'm not sure how the admissions process works for people applying in the Discretionary or Indigenous categories. Have a look at wait-list and acceptance forums from previous years though to get a better idea of chances!
  5. I spent like all week taking awkward selfies on my lunch break. 😂
  6. Yaaas, cheers to the Bear Mountain plug! The pub at the top has a fantastic patio.
  7. I'll chime in here, as a long-term resident of Victoria! Your basic neighbourhoods around UVic are Gordon Head and Cadboro Bay. McKenzie Ave runs straight into campus, and there are a handful of buses that run along that road or roads that intersect - such as Shelbourne and Cedar Hill. If you're looking for beaches and walking distance to UVic, Cadboro Bay or Gordon Head Rd. are great options. Good luck finding something in those areas though, places go quick and are usually on the more $$ side! If you are sad about not being able to live on the beach, Gyro Park is just down the road from UVic (about 20 mins walking) and has a lovely beach for naps and happy hour. If you don't mind more of a bustle, Shelbourne Rd. has lots of stuff (fast-foodie style restaurants, a few banks, a pet store, yoga studios, etc.) and a pub. If you like malls and want to be close to a massive Canadian Tire, the area around Hillside Ave (dubbed Oaklands) is decent - and the #4 bus runs right along Hillside to UVic. Oak Bay is a bit too far for a walk, and the buses kind of suck, but if you're a cyclist or have a vehicle it's a gorgeous area. Lots of old rich white people though, and rent is a little pricier. The area between McKenzie Ave and Lambick Park tends to be packed full of undergraduates living off campus for the first time, so it can get pretty rowdy, if that matters to you. Downtown is definitely an option, if you're into the big city living. There are several buses that go direct to UVic or connect along the way. James Bay used to be a pretty sketchy area but it's getting fancier. Esquimalt has been described as the Surrey of Vancouver Island, but it's also getting a bit fancier. They even have a Red Barn now, which is a really important place for ya'll to visit because the SANDWICHES, OMG. But you'll be adding some transit time if you head across the bridges to Esquimalt/Gorge. Then, of course, there is Langford/Colwood/Metchosin/Sooke... Like rkathleen said, I'd avoid that area. Lots of people are buying out there because it's cheaper but the Colwood Crawl is a huge line of traffic that's super uncool and inconvenient. Oh, and the Uptown area - again for those who love malls. Uptown (funk you up) has a Walmart and a Whole Foods and a Cupcakes (super critical) and is pretty decent for buses. Mayfair Mall is down the road and just got a facelift and has a Sephora, Chapters, Aritzia, and some other less important stores. There tend to be apartments in those areas. No, we do not have an IKEA. If you're more of a small-town person (hehe) and have a vehicle - heading up the peninsula is a lovely option (towards Sidney). There is definitely less to do but lots of farmland and horses and stuff. I've seen a few places available around Elk Lake too, which is about 10km's around and great for dog-walking/training for marathons/solitary walks while listening to Nickelback. Anyways, if you have any questions, as the others have said, feel free to send me a message!
  8. Aw! You're so sweet! See you in Sept 😊
  9. CANT BELIEVE I'M FINALLY MAKING THIS POST. Accepted this morning!! 🤗🤗🤗 3.64 163 890 Walrus: Me Guy with Fish: UVic Law Admissions
  10. Anyone else losing their minds waiting for the rankings? When did the days get so long? Haha. Fingers crossed we get some movement this year 😅
  11. This is helpful - thank you very much!
  12. Hi everyone, I am waitlisted at UVic and have been accepted to U of A. Given my current application status at UVic, this is totally hypothetical, but I don't have any lawyers in my circle and would love some informed advice as I think forward to September! I'm comfortably established in Victoria and have two degrees from UVic. I'm assuming I'll end up practicing in BC or AB, - undecided. I'm open to the type of law that I'll end up pursuing, but fantasize about running my own small community practice. I have some interest in completing a JD/MBA program. I'm not concerned about Alberta winters, but don't love the size of Edmonton. I don't have much of a network in Edmonton, but I do have family in both provinces. While I would be super happy to stay in Victoria, there is a part of me that's itching for a new adventure - to meet new people and explore a new place. How does it look to employers if I'm applying with a bunch of degrees from the same school? Worth mixing it up a bit and trying something new? I've also been accepted to U of S with a conditional acceptance to their MBA program - just to throw that in the mix 😀 Thanks in advance!
  13. 100% - I was improving but not by much, basically fishing with like, an old rod. Grateful for the time and opportunity to take a prep course and learn how to level up, haha. (Pokemon, anyone...?) 😁
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