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  1. Yeah, I guess I just wasn't too sure about whether or not they still look at all of your transcripts, but just use the L2 for your official GPA calculation. As well as if transitioning from all B's in the first half of my L2 to all A's in the second have makes any difference. Never mind though, thanks anyways! still appreciate the responses.
  2. This is actually a good way of looking at it, thanks for the input.
  3. My cGPA is largely irrelevant though given that those are all L2 schools (except Sask which is B2). But no, I do not have any Saskatchewan connection.
  4. Just wondering if anyone has any input on how "helpful" a strong upward trend in grades can be on your application. For the majority of my undergrad I received nothing but B's (with plus and minus as well). Then in my most recent 11 courses, I have received 5 A's and 5 A-'s, with only a single B+. Basically this has resulted in a cgpa that isn't competitive, but a 3.485 L2. I know it's highly subjective, but just wondering if anyone has any thoughts as to how much this trend would help my case. For reference, my LSAT is 158, I have a ton of EC's and I applied to UofA, UofC, TRU, SASK, DAL.
  5. Hey everyone, just wondering what you think my chances would be for admission at UofC with a ~3.5 L2 and a 158 LSAT? I have two solid references and a ton of EC's, a lot of which are pretty good in my opinion. I also tailored my personal statement towards my interest in energy law. I'm just trying to decide if I should re-write the LSAT in January, so any input is appreciated! Thanks.
  6. What do you think my chances for admission are with a 3.5 L2 and a 158 LSAT? I have two solid references and a ton of really good EC's, so shouldn't be any issues there. I posted in the general forum a little while ago but just thought I'd ask for some TRU specific input, thanks!
  7. I just tried to register for January in Edmonton and there wasn't even any test centres available in Alberta. Hopefully they figure things out here.
  8. Hey everyone, I just got my LSAT score back this morning and am contemplating whether I should rewrite in January or not. What you think my chances at admission would be with 3.5 L2 and a 158 LSAT? I applied to UofA, UofC, TRU, DAL, USask. I have a ton of great extracurriculars, and solid references. My CGPA isn't competitive, likely somewhere around 3.2 or 3.3. I am currently still in classes and depending on how it goes, my L2 will range from 3.45 at worst to 3.52 at best. As far as the LSAT goes, I scored a 154 in July and cancelled, and then 158 in October which has been about my average (even though I had a bad test day) but I am confident that I could consistently score into the low 160s by January. Let me know what you think! Appreciate it.
  9. Okay yeah, that's what I thought. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks!
  10. The professor that I am using as one of my references just sent me a copy of the letters he submitted to OLSAS and UofC, and it appears as though he made a couple of errors. First off, he stated that I received an A+ in his course when I actually only received an A, and secondly he dated it wrong (wrote Oct.10 instead of Oct.1) I'm mostly concerned about the A+ instead of the A, will admissions look down upon this at all? Should I do anything to clarify it with them?
  11. They didn't specify in their email, but if you look on the TRU law website it states Nov.1 is the early admission deadline and then Feb.10 is the final deadline
  12. Just responded this morning, online applications will open up on October 1st
  13. Yes, there's no Fall 2020 option for me either. I sent admissions an email yesterday asking when it will be available, so we'll see!
  14. Yeah that is crazy! but your mental stamina would definitely greatly improve doing that
  15. Hey everyone, I wrote the LSAT for the first time this past July and scored a disappointing 154. I cancelled it considering that UofA is my #1 choice and I was consistently PT'ing higher. I will be rewriting in October so i'm confident that I will be able to improve upon this score to get 160 or above with an additional 2 months of study time, as I believe I started writing my practice tests too late while preparing for the July exam. So, does anyone have any tips or strategies on how to effectively prepare for a re-write? I feel confident with all of the main concepts, so my preliminary plan was to focus mainly on taking 5 section practice tests and reviewing them more in depth than I previously was able to with the time constraint. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks.
  16. Bachelor of Commerce, with a major in business economics and business law
  17. Is Edmonton really that low compared to Calgary and the other major cities? If so, sheesh I need to move
  18. Thanks for all of the replies! Honestly I was definitely skeptical about it at first, but as has been echoed above I suppose it could be a good opportunity to ensure that the letter stands out from the crowd and isn't just rushed or generic. I guess I also didn't want to go overboard writing about how great I think I am 😂 but using your resume and leaving parts open for the prof to insert his own judgement are good ideas that should help.
  19. Hey everyone, So I recently asked a former professor of mine if he would be able to write me a reference letter for law school applications, and he has asked me to "write a draft letter with key points about myself to the school I am applying" to which he will then amend with with points about my academic work in his class. Is this typical or out of the ordinary? and does anyone have some tips on exactly how I should go about doing this? It seems so odd to have to essentially write myself a reference and talk about my own strengths from a 3rd person perspective. Also, i'm unsure of how to even format it. This prof knows me pretty well, I did exceptionally well in his class, and he has probably the highest qualifications of any professor I've had, which all adds up to why I chose him. Thanks!
  20. I used all three of the powerscore bibles as well as the accompanying workbooks. I found that both the LG and the LR bibles we're amazingly helpful, but the RC wasn't really much of a help, especially given that all of the notating techniques they suggest are useless on the digital lsat.
  21. I actually just asked a prof recently and he told me to do exactly this, write a draft and then he would personalize it with my academic work in his class. How did you go about writing a reference for yourself? I'm having trouble figuring out how to do this 😂
  22. I'm in edmonton as well and I couldnt find much as far as in person LSAT courses go. However, I used all of the Powerscore LSAT bibles and took their accelerated online course, as well as their advanced logic games online course. The accelerated online course would be perfect if you are on a budget and are at the beginning stages of your studying, I made the mistake of taking it after a few months of self study so I found the content to be a bit too basic for me. The Advanced logic games course on the other hand was a life saver. I struggled with games throughout my studying, but the advanced course really helped make things click as far as making inferences and using advances techniques that help speed up your performance. I think its a big reason why I crushed LG on the July 2019 exam.
  23. Thanks for the insight! Yeah i've been basing my estimate off of that admitted applicant profile, as well as the accepted thread on here. You bring up a good point about considering how I feel after the test in comparison to my performance on practices. The UofA averaging really makes things way more complicated than they should be, the last thing I want is to cancel a 158 or something like that, just to get an even lower score if I was to retake. I wouldn't be opposed at all to going to another school.. but it just saves me tens of thousands of dollars staying at home for free. I'm thinking that if I score a 159-160 ill take my chances and keep it.
  24. Normally I would never agree with never cancelling, but if you write this July you have the chance to actually see your score before you cancel it! but okay yeah around 160 is what I thought too, hoping to get above that and this wont be an issue at all.
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