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  1. I think you're better off working a couple years and taking time off from school to decide what you want to do. Speak to lawyers and try to really understand what they actually do before you commit to a path simply because of the alluring prestige of the profession and parental pressure. Making rash decisions like this simply because you feel like you're in a time crunch is just a recipe for disaster.
  2. Not sure why you would think that you didn't have a shot with those numbers.
  3. You should probably confirm with admissions your GPA calculations but a 3.63 L2 and a 160+ would give you a decent shot at western, queens and ryerson. You are probably out of luck for the Ontario schools that look at cGPA like Oz, Ottawa and Windsor (especially the later 2 as they put less emphasis on the LSAT anyways) but hey you might as well still shoot your shot.
  4. I'd definitely rewrite if you have the means to do so. That being said, plenty have people have got into Western and Queens with your stats. Osgoode and Ottawa might be tougher without a higher LSAT given your cGPA.
  5. Anyone from UofT have any insight on grades that'll make you competitive for the recruit given the abnormal grading scale? I.e. how many Hs or HHs would be considered competitive?
  6. Not necessarily. Some parents wouldn't ever ask for their kids to pitch in an existing mortgage while others with paid off houses ask for their kids to pay rent.
  7. Didn't you just say that American schools were too expensive for you?
  8. I got in all those schools with the same GPA and a lower LSAT. You should be good.
  9. Most people that do move out and are on shoestring budgets get roommates to save a significant amount on rent.
  10. Ottawa isnt 10k per year. It's closer to 20k. Also, is there a question? You should apply to where you are open to going and where you would like to practice afterwards. Do you want to practice in BC? If so, you should apply and go to Uvic or UBC. If you want to practice in Ontario, you are better off going to Western or Queens if you cannot justify UofT's price tag.
  11. Also a bad idea because even if you knew the book list, you wouldn't know what's covered and what's not.
  12. Just an FYI in case you didn't know, but it should be available for free through westlaw.
  13. I'm a 1L so take my advice with a grain of salt. Most JD/MBAs I've spoken with say they are interested in doing something more business and less law related after working in corporate law first. I am not sure if that's what you are intending, but if that is the case it is likely worth it for you. HOWEVER, if your plan is to be just a corporate lawyer (in-house or at a firm) and not want to shift into something business related later on (i.e. private equity, VC, I-banking), then it'd most certainly be a waste of money for you, especially since you already have a business background. Not to mention, even if you eventually want to do something more business related later on, you can always just do the MBA then.
  14. It depends at UofT for first years. But I believe most are in-person unless they opted for remote learning for the year.
  15. I'm going to assume you meant that you are hoping for a 160 instead of 150. If you get a 160, you should get several offers from law schools in Canada assuming there's no red flags in your personal statement.
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