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  1. I haven't even started law school yet (so I don't have any experience with this), however I actually talked with some lawyers from Winnipeg about this exact thing, and what people are saying in this thread is generally true. From what I've heard, it is very difficult to get a job in Ontario coming out of school. Unless your a gold medal student at the top of your class or have something that sets you apart in some way, Ontario firms generally view Ontario students more favourably. However, if you're willing to stay in Winnipeg for a few years after school and work at firm there, I've heard it's absolutely doable to go back and find work in Ontario. Especially if you get a job at one of the top firms in Winnipeg during those few years. I think it's generally just more difficult to get a job in Ontario coming straight out of school.
  2. Haha first off, let me start off by acknowledging the fact that you are likely a keyboard warrior who take pride in insulting people. To each their own I guess... That being said, there is 0 need for hostility in this thread 😂 I'm not "cheerleading," it's the REALITY of OP's situation. He/she is absolutely getting into law school somewhere in Canada with those stats. One such school is the U of M, which doesn't even consider softs and OP's stats are well above the cutoff line to get in. It doesn't take "people who are long past law school, or at least in" to know if someone has a chance of getting into a law school in Canada or not. Sure those that are in/have finished law school are more informed about the realities of being in law school itself. But from an admissions perspective, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to determine whether someone will get in, has a chance, or has no chance of being admitted to a certain school. Unless OP has extenuating circumstances they have not mentioned, they are 100% getting in somewhere in Canada. This has literally nothing to do with optimism, I'm just stating facts. That being said, if OP is only willing to go to certain schools (e.g. Ontario schools), then their situation changes. However, they have made no mention of this in the original post, so who am I to make this assumption? Again, let me reiterate that this is not a "delusion," OP can absolutely go to law school in Canada, it's just a matter of their personal situation and how committed they are to pursue a career in the legal profession. All in all, I understand the point you are trying to make (regarding some people being too optimistic on this website), but it is not at all relevant to my original post. This reply was completely unnecessary and really just a waste of your time.
  3. With those stats, you're guaranteed in at half a dozen law schools in Canada, and you're a maybe at half a dozen more. Not sure why you feel otherwise. Unless you only want to go to certain schools and will forfeit law school entirely if you don't get into them. Keep your head up and get after that dream.
  4. In queue on January 6th OLSAS cGPA - 3.37 L2 - 3.6 Highest LSAT - 161
  5. Same here. But does it really matter if they ever update it? LSAT scores are sent to each school individually anyways so as long as they have it and you know what you got, what's the significance of it updating on OLSAS?
  6. Don't you have to take a certain number of credits per term for schools like Queens and Western to use your B2/L2 over your cGPA. If you took 6 years to finish your undergrad, how many classes were you taking per term?
  7. Not sure if there is one, but how would you say firms from other provinces (ex. Toronto) perceive Dal grads? Correct me if I'm wrong (cause I very well could be), but it seems like Dalhousie is one of the main schools where the majority of its graduates end up practicing law outside the particular province that the school is located in (i.e. Nova Scotia). Again, maybe this is just the impression i've got in talking with a couple past Dal graduates. But would you say there is a general bias (either negative or positive) that firms have towards Dal grads? Thanks in advance for any input!
  8. In regards to the reference, I was in the same situation and I got the acceptance email on Monday. I was still waiting on my second academic reference when I received the email from Rose that I was being offered a position. The LSAT writing I can't relate to though. Congrats!
  9. Question, I assume this years data likely isn't complete yet (hence the current drop across the board in percent change from last year to this year)? Meaning they haven't collected everyones LSAT marks as not everyone has applied yet. Just curious cause those are certainly significant decreases at almost every high LSAT grade (besides a few outliers like 169, 173, etc.)
  10. Accepted this morning! Went under review last Friday. Submitted my application on November 13th. MB resident - U of M grad (Bachelor of Commerce) cGPA - 3.48/4.3 L2 - 3.74/4.3 LSAT (3 times) - 152, 151, 161 Weak EC's, Great LR's (I think), Strong PS (Again, I think) Currently taking the year off to work in a field related to my degree. Thrilled about getting accepted here! Not sure exactly what my plan is just yet but Dal is definitely high up on my list!
  11. Through reading all these forums. And the L2 is what matters in his/her case given that their L2 is higher than their cGPA. 3.74 is above average and the 161 LSAT is right on average. And these are averages of first year admitted students. Meaning half of students that get admitted have lower stats than this. To me, that's a little surprising. But again, obviously this doesn't take into consideration softs so maybe that had something to do with it.
  12. Not sure how you can't be given that both your L2 and LSAT are right on the average for admission of first year students. Unless you know something about your application (i.e. softs) that the rest of us don't...
  13. Reading past acceptance threads and the stats from year-to-year, my bet is you'll get in off the waitlist
  14. From what I've read online, it's unlikely you get in with a 72.92. That being said, definitely apply as it is certainly possible! It depends a little bit on how competitive the application field is, as it varies from year-to-year. I would say you'll be waitlisted pretty deep, so it depends how far down the waitlist it goes. But again, definitely apply as you're not completely out of the running with those stats! Although I imagine you've likely already taken a look at this, I'll post the link anyways... http://law.robsonhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/web-stats-201990-1.pdf
  15. Based on what I've read, they don't even consider your cGPA if your L2 is better and was taken on a full schedule (4 courses a term). I'm surprised @Luckycharm didn't get in with those stats, but I guess softs are an important component too.
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