Jump to content

LabouriousCorvid

Members
  • Content Count

    115
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

125 Good People

About LabouriousCorvid

  • Rank

Recent Profile Visitors

2027 profile views
  1. I could have claimed that was, erm, intentional if I hadn't already noticed it and edited it out before reading your reply. Woops 🤡
  2. Typos happen. Of course when a large part of what we are being trained to do as lawyers is writing, law students and practicing lawyers alike will hold themselves and their peers to a higher standard of quality. Yet still, law students and practicing lawyers alike produce documents with typos every single day. I cannot imagine a scenario where forgetting the word "of" in one single instance would result in the beholder interpreting such as an indicator of the writer's unfitness for employment. Perhaps if your cover letter was riddled with typos, but that is not the case.
  3. With all due respect, it is likely you will be waiting for a long time given your stats. You made a post a few days ago regarding asking about your application chances with a 151 LSAT and "amazing EC's" correct? This thread is not the place to debate the relative merits of your EC's of course, but assuming your stat profile is accurate and the claims you made about your EC's are true, you still should expect to wait until at least March before receiving an offer or being put on a waitlist (if you are sent an offer or put on a waitlist all). Realistically, your application chances depend wholly on the whims of the admissions committees of the schools you have applied, as your application relies on EC's to compensate for mediocre stats. It is thus in your best interest to make peace with the waiting game, as typically, at most schools, offers are sent first to students which have statistically demonstrated their ability to weather the rigors of law school. I mean this as nice as possible, but your stats on their own will not do that work for you. I know it seems like a joke, but @canuckfanatic is completely right. Log off from this website and don't log back on until the application process directly becomes part of your life again (if you receive a rejection, are waitlisted, accepted etc). Otherwise, all you will be doing is developing greater fears of missing out as acceptance waves and rejections continually role in.
  4. I am currently a 1L student at Osgoode. In all honesty, while I do think it is possible to work in a light part time capacity during law school (I'm talking 15 hours a week max), in doing so, one might risk precluding themselves from the social and extracurricular opportunities that are just as fundamental parts of the law school experience as the academics themselves. For example, while I feel I could have worked part time over my first semester, I believe it would have kept me from applying for a volunteer placement with a Toronto policy organization that I am now (in retrospect) very grateful I pursued. It has lead to professional connections and opportunities to develop practical legal skills that would have otherwise passed me by.
  5. The answer to your main question (whether to take the LSAT a third time) is within the reasonable apprehension about retaking you voiced in your post. If I am reading it correctly, you have taken the LSAT twice, and scored nearly the same the second time around? What productive purpose would taking the LSAT again serve, if you are not 100% confident you can score a significant margin higher than your first two takes? Your stats are, imo, competitive for all the schools you have applied, and it is likely you will get an offer from atleast one. My best advice for you right now would be to relax, and focus on caring for yourself and your loved ones rather than ruminating over your admissions chances.
  6. If true that is seemingly a significant increase from last year. I am currently a 1L at Osgoode, and looking at my admissions letter from last cycle, it mentions that there was around 2,700 applicants for 290 seats.
  7. There is at least one foreign qualified lawyer in my 1L class at Osgoode this year I know of. There may be more, or they may be the only one- I do not know for sure. Something interesting they mentioned though when I talked to them early on last semester was that Osgoode actually called them in for an interview before their admission, relatively late in the cycle (for OPs benefit, I should note being called in for an interview is an exception, rather than the norm for admissions at Osgoode). If something similar comes to pass for OP, they should be prepared to discuss why they are choosing to pursue first entry in a JD program over the NCA, as from what I was told, it came up during the interview.
  8. Agreed, I for one plan to continue wearing a mask when out in public, even when a sufficient portion of the population has been vaccinated to achieve a meaningful level of herd immunity. It is common practice in many east Asian nations, and high time for Canadians to follow suit (especially as Canadian cities become increasingly densly populated, and international trade networks expand).
  9. Echoing what other posters have said, a B+ is not nearly as bad as you are framing it- 1 B+ certainly won't be fatal to your chances, and/or even necessarily lower them if you do choose to apply in a few years. You are in the first year of your undergraduate OP, focus now on being receptive to the constructive feedback your professors provide with regard to your work, developing social support networks, engaging with your student community in a volunteer capacity, and just in general adapting to the new education context you have been thrust into. This is a learning opportunity, not the moment you will need to fundamentally alter your expectations and hopes about the future.
  10. Client: aren't you going to atleast do further research or canvass the law to determine my optio- This guy as a lawyer: Did I stutter
  11. The last few months were a blur, but now, having some time to reflect, it genuinely feels like I understand the murky concept of what the law itself is so much better than when I started. Also, how the law has and can be applied in a myriad of different ways, in differing contexts, to generate different results. It truly does just "click" at some point, and though I'm not far in enough to be able to adequately explain why, I'm happy things seem to be connecting in my mind. Congrats to everyone else who made it through their exams! Let's now get some sleep, and catch up on much needed self-care during our waking hours. The winter semester won't know what hit it 💪
  12. I was put into the queue in December last cycle, and sat there until mid March. Just give it time, you'll be fine.
  13. I'm a current 1L at Osgoode, and in our legal research and writing course this term we were encouraged to use IRAC for exams, and CREAC for longer form predictive analysis (i.e memos). I'm not a huge fan of CREAC, as I feel it invites redundancy (conclusion, rule, explaination (of rule- e.g common law limitations on such), application, conclusion), though IRAC I find quite helpful for general guidance on drafting concise and clear answers (especially in a high pressure, live exam environment).
  14. This is my experience as well. Still, I don't think online format course delivery and assessment methods will disappear entirely once it is safe to hold classes in person again. Short intensive courses (i.e 1 week 1L intro to lawyering ethics courses) or supplimentary/remedial courses in particular I can imagine being continually offered in a digital format (atleast as an alternative to in person attendance) for convenience and accessibility purposes.
  15. You're going to be real disappointed when (if) you get into law school, and realize credibility assessments are a central part of a myriad of different types of legal disputes.
×
×
  • Create New...