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  1. I wouldn't sweat it if I were you. My status went from App Submitted straight to Law - Hold last year as I indicated that I was waiting on a LSAT score. It then changed from Law - Hold about 1 week (?) after my score release date.
  2. They sent an email earlier in the month confirming that all classes and classwork will be online. My guess is that either the 'hybrid' is off the table or the in-person components will be optional/minor/extracurricular. The fall class information is now on the UVic website (Class Schedule Listing) although it's not yet in a nice timetable format like those on the law faculty pages from last year/summer. No plans released for term 2 yet. It seems quite a few folks are moving or already live there. It seems like a good amount of the people who are moving 'for sure' are out-of-province. If you're on Facebook, I definitely recommend joining the 2023/2024 class group as people have been discussing move/stay decisions there.
  3. Second this 200%! Hope you all will share/talk extensively about some of the very cool things you will be learning.
  4. The university itself will be mostly online. Law faculty is exploring "hybrid" options, with more details to come as they're made available.
  5. I'm doubtful. Also starting law school in September and currently work in the securities industry (non law-related position). I had to take it as part of job requirement, and it's largely seen as a pretty easy "read and memorize the textbook" course that's mostly done because it's an IIROC requirement. There's probably some cheaper and better way of getting relevant knowledge. If you still want to look at the course for its content, you could just read through the (very dry and repetitive) textbooks. They shouldn't be hard to find second-hand.
  6. Fair! I haven't actually been to UVic's campus, so I have no idea how big anything is. I was under the impression that other buildings' lecture halls might be used if most of the other faculties are going online. (I'm used to a "run 15 minutes across campus to this random not-your-faculty building we fit your class in" way of running things.)
  7. I'm still not ruling out the potential for some degree in-person programming to happen given that the email was kinda vague and UVic's 1L cohort and class sizes seem small (uvic.ca/law/admissions/jdadmissionfaqs/index.php). (1L cohort = around 110 students; first two weeks' Legal Process Program = split into groups of 25 or less; rest of the year = 25-60 students)
  8. Ditto on not wanting to move just for a handful courses, but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of in-person classes given that their class sizes seem small(ish) and the first year cohort is a little over 100 students. With regards to 1L, their FAQs mention that the first two weeks entail a full-time Legal Process course in groups of <= 25 students. Remaining first year classes are 25 - 60 students. (https://www.uvic.ca/law/admissions/jdadmissionfaqs/index.php) They sent out an email today saying that the law dept is still in the process of working out a plan and looking at some sort of "hybrid" programming. I'm curious as to what this might look like.
  9. Update: got this email half an hour ago, so I guess there is truth to the rumour after all! No idea what a "hybrid" system might look like. Maybe much smaller classes if they DO go through with some form of physical classes? Today, the University of Victoria announced that UVic will offer programming mostly online for the fall term. ... Although, guidance from the premier and provincial health officer indicates that physical distancing measures will remain in place and that gatherings with over fifty people will not be permitted for the foreseeable future, we are looking at hybrid ways of offering the law curriculum to our law students.
  10. Looks like just a rumour. Emailed them end of April to ask if they had a rough time frame from when we could expect an online/in-person classes update and got this response: We don’t know exactly what the fall term will look like but we are working on it and keep you informed as decisions are finalized. Regardless of the delivery model, the term will begin on Tuesday, September 8 as stated in the University calendar.
  11. Not the same poster so I don't know specifically which study they're referencing, but if you're interested in the topic, UofT also published a study in 2012 on discrimination in hiring decisions based on name ethnicity. Titled "Why do some employers prefer to interview Matthew, but not Samir?" https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2018047 .
  12. Just under $1400. Applications to 6 schools and transcript requests: $710 LSAT x2: $600 LSAT prep: $25, I was lucky to have some friends who passed down their old bibles and prep materials + about $50 or 60 for some wine as a thank-you to my reference writers
  13. Second the above FB group if you need to find a roommate. I actually found most all of undergrad UBC/Kitsilano housing on Craigslist, and it's generally pretty common to do so here. (But I already had roommates set up.) Obviously, it's Craigslist so use your best judgement and, if possible, ask someone to come with you to viewings. I found pretty affordable places there, including an on-campus, 1 BR + den apartment near the Village (where the McDs and A&W are) for $1400 that I found on Craigslist. It was big enough for my roommate and me to also fit in her friend who came to live with us later in the year. Just look early (July-ish if possible) and often.
  14. If you're leaning towards an area/major because it's interesting, I'd say pursue it-- at least take some courses. Generally speaking, if you like it, you'll genuinely enjoy learning, apply yourself more, and do better in courses. Also, you may not want to make these decisions too soon since you don't seem to have your heart set on a major. You might be interested in an area, see what it's like in a course, and then find out that you actually hate studying it. I'm not sure how York's undergrad is structured, but my alma mater doesn't allow students declare a major until after second year so I'm guessing that York at least allows you some time to decide or switch.
  15. Thanks! Calgary was actually the last to get back to me, so it definitely helped that I had gotten into other ones before that. I understand that their admissions process is pretty holistic, which is great but didn't quite work out my way. Such is life! In case it's of any use for you folks: ECs included undergrad journal editing, conference organizing, and peer tutoring + 2 years of post-graduation work.
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