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  1. If you can get your LSAT up a few points you'll have a decent shot
  2. Tuition is out of control, there is no doubt about that. It's hard for me to say whether it is worth the extra money since I have nothing to compare it to. What I will say is that I feel reasonably confident about my job prospects after graduation, if I can secure middle-of-the-road grades. Is that worth 35K? I don't know! I really struggled with the decision to choose a school, but now that it's started, I'm glad I'm here. Whether or not you want to pay the cost of tuition is definitely something worth asking yourself, and the answer will be very personal. I would think long and hard about it, and actually do the calculations of living expenses + tuition so that at bare minimum you know what you're getting yourself into.
  3. For sure. But don’t we all? I don’t think that feeling is exclusive to law students. It’s just a shitty time to have to live through. On a positive note, the lack of social stuff going on makes it very easy to focus on my studies.
  4. I don’t find it too bad. I definitely wouldn’t defer because of the pandemic, since there’s no telling how long it’ll last. Sometimes I get a headache from too much screen time, but that’s my only big complaint. Otherwise, like @mistertubby said, we’re all motivated to do our work, and the assignment/exam structure is much the same as it has been previous years. I’m really grateful I got a month in-person to meet my classmates, it made the move online much less harsh. Without it, I think this year would have been much more difficult.
  5. I'm just stressed that you're reading ahead to finish all the readings before the start of November. Literally HOW, there are still over 600-700 pages of dense readings before classes end in December 😭
  6. In at all, almost certainly. Especially U of A since it is numbers based. U of C is holistic so it can’t be said for sure, but I would be shocked if they didn't accept you. The only barrier to U of S is they look for a “Saskatchewan connection,” do you have one? If not, your stats may be good enough to overcome that anyways if you write a compelling personal statement explains why Saskatchewan.
  7. Accepted previous cycle to several Ontario schools!
  8. For what it's worth I did write N/A on a couple of my sketch verifiers. I filled in 99% of them, not doing so would be sketchy (pun intended), but there were some activities that I could not have a contact for.
  9. I think the bulk of the sensitive information is in the personal statements and any medical documentation for access applicants; The applicant may be disclosing trauma, disabilities, their sexual orientation, etc., which is not necessarily information that I would want made publicly available. I reiterate that in my limited experience, admissions committees (to my knowledge) are very discreet with this information.
  10. I think you'd be surprised by how many law school applicants look almost exactly the same on paper: an undergrad in something, maybe a summer internship, a few years with a club, a part-time job and stats similar to hundreds of other applicants. Your data may be indistinguishable from others. Also, the school's, to my knowledge, do not harvest any data from your app, and if they do, they certainly do not make it publicly available. They do have a class profiles with statistics about age, gender, income, etc., but this information comes from a survey of the newly admitted class, not the general applicants. The only statistics I've ever seen from schools related to applications is the number of them they received, i.e. "we had 2300 applications for 200 spots." Your application is read by the admissions committee which is usually comprised of some faculty, administration, and some third year law students. Typically only 3Ls sit on these committees because the schools recognize that you may not want to attend school with people who have read all the details of your application. 3Ls have graduated by the time you arrive at the school, so they are unlikely to meet you. Your information is submitted through a secure portal, and to the best of my knowledge is treated with the utmost discretion. I understand your privacy concern, and I didn't particularly like giving them so much information about my private life, especially as it related to medical information for an access application. However, if you don't include information that gives the school an idea of who you are and what you've been doing with your life you may be putting yourself at a disadvantage.
  11. Do you list it on your resume? Your linkedin? Do you not? I see some of my peers including paid and volunteer political canvassing positions and policy advisor positions on their linkedins. I have not listed mine. Do firms frown upon this? do they care at all? ...does it depend on the party affiliation? I'd love to know people's thoughts on this.
  12. https://ualawccsprod.srv.ualberta.ca/the-centre/ Not a program, so much as a research centre connected to the school
  13. DM me if you want thoughts: I have an MPP and plenty of thoughts on this topic!
  14. U of T is a B3 school (your best 3 years of full time study). Would you happen to know what your B3 is? It might give us a better idea of what your chances are.
  15. Long-time posters are leery of every person who comes on here and says they are confident they can score a 170, without an ounce of proof. Sorry, but you can't say you're going to be in the top 200 of 6600 Canadian LSAT writers when you haven't even done a diagnostic...it comes off as arrogant, even if that's not what you intended. A 170 puts you in the 97th percentile of LSAT takers. You can't blame us for being skeptical. Some people study for 9 months, even years, and struggle to make the 160 mark, let alone 170. So yes, asking you to come back with a real score (at bare minimum a diagnostic score) is not unreasonable, because making a prediction is a waste of time without a score in hand. I will bite though: If you score a 170, combined with your cGPA it is very likely you would be admitted to U of T.
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