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  1. 2 hours ago, penguinh said:

    Is LSAT TestMax affiliated with LSATMax? Because LSATMax is notoriously known for being a scam/ rip off. 

    I have heard similar things I signed up for a trial and testmax has not stopped calling me since (despite being finished with the LSAT aha) 

  2. 5 minutes ago, Mal said:

    But it gets worse because it is only reasonable with a big law job held for a long time since the vast majority of people leave big law in the first 5 years this is probably a sub 5% outcome. 

    when those people get outside of big law, is it not fair to assume most acquire a decent job with similar pay (ex. boutiques)? 

  3. 2 hours ago, TheAEGIS said:

    I don't know about BC residents, but for Ontario residents, OSAP seemed to cap out at about 11k a year. It might be lower now thanks to Dougie. But needless to say, tuition was more than that. 


    is this for law school? I had some friends that told me they get 15k during undergrad 

  4. 58 minutes ago, ProfReader said:

    Allow me. I've been on an admissions committee.


    I had a quick question since you were on the admissions committee (unrelated to the thread, sorry). I have read people posting about course drops in earlier years, but I am considering dropping a course in 4th year (getting a 75 in it). how does the admissions committee look at someone who has one course drop in their 4th year? still a full course load (5 courses, just one drop) my gpa should be 3.9 this year but a 75 would ruin it. 

  5. why are you obsessed about ECs? if I started undergrad again I would pick an easy major and go for a 4.0. I would begin studying for the LSAT in 3rd year instead of 4th and try to get a 170. You do not need ECs if you have a 4 and 170. you could literally have done nothing and you would be in at some of the best schools with those stats. however I would still do ECs I found fun (varsity sports for me) 

  6. 13 minutes ago, CleanHands said:

    But the curve adjusts for each specific edition of the LSAT to account for this. If more people are missing more questions, you can get additional questions wrong (relative to easier tests) while still getting a top score. This does not advance your assertion that getting a top score is largely luck-based.

    the scale is generous but not always the most accommodating. the September 2019 test was brutal, the worst games section ever. yet the curve was a -13. usually the curve is -10-11 but I do not feel like a few marks is enough to accommodate for that horrible games section. I am someone who usually gets -0 in games but got -13 in that section. I am biased too since I wrote that test but I did every test from 1-88 and not every test is fair based on the scale in my opinion. I think most people studying for the LSAT would agree with that argument 

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  7. 1 hour ago, Luckycharm said:

    If you Manitoba offer is unconditional... then no issue


    thanks! my offer letter does not have any conditions so I guess I am good. does Ottawa care about a withdrawn course in my last semester? I am taking 6 courses but will still have 5 courses with marks if I have a withdrawn one 

  8. 16 hours ago, Mal said:

    No, it really isn't. The best people consistently get near 180's, it is absolutely not luck. When I was studying for the LSAT something like 20 of the last 25 timed practice tests were between 178-180, with the remainder between 173-176.

    The LSAT is like a race, absolutely you can train for it, but at some point before you reach the 99.99th percentile you are running into the people who are just built to run. 

    your post history says you got a 173, so my point stands. getting a 175+ not even a 180 comes down to luck. you tested at 175+ but you scored below, maybe because of test day problems (I suffered from them too) I am not trying to say a 173 is bad, you could get into Harvard with that, but getting a 175+ comes down to how the test is written. the new tests have weird games which almost everyone misses at least a few points on as well, the test has changed a lot since you wrote it. regardless, not a lot of people are aiming for 175+ in Canada, its not needed for even the best schools in canada (excluding US). 

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  9. I am taking an extra course in my final semester of fourth year and I wanted to drop it, I am not doing too terrible, but it is a 75 and that will really drop my GPA. I am expected to get all 90's in my other 5 courses so I was wondering if it would look bad if I had a withdrawal? I am already accepted at Manitoba (will dropping a course rescind my offer?) but waiting on Ontario law schools, my gpa should improve from 3.52 to 3.6 by the end of the semester if I drop the 75. What do you guys think will a drop have a negative impact on me? i thought taking an extra course would be good to make my gpa higher but it did not pay off. I am mainly concerned about Ottawa and am hoping my jump from a 3.52 to 3.6 LSAT 157 makes a difference and they don't look at my drop in a negative way. 

    also, the drop will be listed on my transcript as withdrew 

  10. I know this is not an option for everyone, but this is why you apply broadly! schools like Manitoba have index admission and do not look at anything but grades and LSAT, so you can technically know whether you are going to get accepted before even applying 

  11. 14 minutes ago, HuggyBear said:

    This is really my main concern, as someone who got by in undergrad not doing many of the readings. I got better in my last year at staying on top of readings, but lectures in undergrad seemed to echo the content which I'm gathering won't necessarily be the case at law school.

    I am sharing the same concerns. most of my lectures had the same info as readings, so there was not a point of doing them. law school is going to be a different ball game 

  12. 32 minutes ago, Deadpool said:

    A lot of people work as law clerks and legal assistants, before doing their articles with the same employer.


    is that also the case with Canadian law school grads? or do Canadian law school grads opt for the LPP? I was also wondering whether it would be harder to get articles after 2021 when there is not an option to article for free anymore.... 

  13. 1 hour ago, ForensicAnthropology said:

    i write by hand lmao

    are there any benefits to writing by hand? most people type way faster and it seems like a good way to save time on an exam. I do not know anything about law school (0L) so I am interested in knowing whether doing exams on a laptop seems like the better option for those who can type fast 

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