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  1. Unfortunately, no one here can tell you which of the two options is the better choice. This is a decision that you have to make for yourself. To answer your other question; yes, many people leave their career (after working in that field for 5+ years) and enrol in law school to become a lawyer. My advice would be to finish your degree and see what you want to do from there. If you are still passionate about your current field of study, then pursue that and see if you like it. If not, you can always apply to law school and switch careers if that is what you truly feel is best for you. Don't over stress it.
  2. I would probably recommend to seek a reference from an employer and/or someone you volunteer(ed) for/with.
  3. You certainly have a shot. Definitely apply.
  4. Not a Queen's Law student, but my response is applicable nonetheless. I, too, in undergrad found that having a computer in class was distracting. Often, I would be browsing the internet rather than paying attention to what the professor was saying. However, I have found this not to be the case in law school. This is specifically due to the fact that you will not have enough time to browse the internet, or do similar things, while in class. Even diverting your attention for seconds can, at times, make you miss out on vital information. So, what I'm trying to say is that you likely will not get distracted by having your computer in class while in law school.
  5. It only hurt your chances to the extent that available seats have already started to fill up. This is under the assumption that the schools have not decided to make a decision on your file, prior to February, because of your low LSAT score (which is most likely the case).
  6. If you don't have any ECs, then talk about what you do have. As you mentioned, Part A asks for "community involvement and leadership roles" or "Academic leadership". Discussing these two talking-points does not necessarily confine you to discussing ECs. Just answer the question. You noted that you have worked part-time throughout undergrad. Relate that work to "community involvement and leadership". Goodluck, and try not to stress it!
  7. Yes it is normal. Your offer normally won't start to appear on OLSAS until a few business days after you have been accepted. In terms of an email, that is up to the discretion of the admissions committee. Some schools send out emails to applicants who have been accepted others do not and just upload their decision on their student portal. So yes, you have been accepted. Congrats!
  8. Keep your grades up. Senioritus is not a good excuse to let them drop.
  9. No law school in Canada will restrict you to any area of practice. Instead, they will prepare you for all areas of practice. You are the one who gets to decide where you would like to end up.
  10. Maybe 40-45% chance. Unfortunatley, your low cGPA will heavily affect your chances. Regardless, Goodluck!!
  11. Unfortunately, no score under a 150 will make you competitive at any Ontario law school regardless of your cGPA. Due to the fact that you cannot increase your GPA (assuming you have graduated from your undergraduate degree) you best chances are to rewrite the LSAT. You would likely need to score 165+ to be competitive at any school (except maybe some of the L2/B2 schools). Goodluck, and try your best to master the LSAT.
  12. Probably not a great chance, unfortunately. Like what @TobyFlenderson said, an LSAT of around 158 would likely be the the minimum to make you competitive at these schools. In any event, goodluck.
  13. This answer always depends on the strength of the applicants of any given year. Every year, law applicants try their best to discern what stats would likely constitute an auto-admit. However, this answer changes each year. Just try your best and aim to produce the best possible application possible. That is all one can really do.
  14. Current UofT 1L here. The opportunities in your current interest area would only be limited to the extent that UofT does not offer equal experiences in courses, clinical experiences, etc, in comparison to other schools that you may be considering. Essentially, what I am trying to say is that I am not familiar with other schools' environmental law opportunities and if those schools have better environmental law opportunities then you would be miss out on those experiences. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with going to UofT if you wish to pursue a career in environmental law. You can practice in any field of law upon graduation from any law school. Yes, many UofT students aim to work on Bay St, but that does not mean that anyone will be "pushing" you to do so as well. In other words (to summarize), UofT will only hold you back from pursuing a career in environmental law to the extent that it does not offer equal opportunities in environmental law compared to other schools. So, my advice would be to compare UofT's environmental law opportunities with other schools' environmental law opportunities and see which one is more appealing to your interests.
  15. You should take the advice of everyone who has already posted above. Attacking the casebooks without instruction and guidance of a professor will, at best, confuse you. Even more likely, your presumptions about the law will likely carry over into class and will hold you back from truly understanding what, exactly, is going on. To provide context, this is coming from a 1L who reads the cases WITH instruction and guidance from professors and STILL doesn't understand what is going on. lol. Have fun with your remaining time before you start law school. Worry about law school when you are actually in law school.
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