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  1. Hey, try using this website if you haven't already https://lawapplicants.ca/grade You just need to input your grades here and if you do it correctly you should get an accurate OLSAS GPA
  2. Med school has seen a notable increase in applicants as well according to this post
  3. Tough to predict but I believe Spivey thinks that the next cycle will be more competitive than previous years but less competitive than this year. Link to the post: https://blog.spiveyconsulting.com/current-cycle-update-and-next-cycle-predictions/
  4. This year is unquestionably unique and more competitive, LSAT scores are significantly up from last year (165-169: 54.5% (+301) 170-174: 91.9% (+237) 175-180: 131.3% (+42)) and application numbers are up by a large amount. In 2020, UofT had 2,204 applications and for the 2021 cycle they had 2,700. Similarly, Osgoode had 2,735 applications in 2020, and for 2021 they had 3,364.
  5. I think with the information you provided it would appear to be pretty difficult to get to the 170s consistently. IMO I think you should think about why UofT is so important outside of it being your dream school. As you mentioned, even if you studied and got a 170 for next cycle, it might not be guaranteed. UofT definitely has an advantage for certain things like NY and Bay St placements, but if you are not interested in corporate law it might not be worth it when you have other options. Even if you are interested in corporate law, it might be wiser to go to Queens (which has around a 27% placement in the 2L recruit) rather than risking a year off. Again, this is just my opinion. If you want to improve your score you need to be consistently getting -0 on LG, this should come with more practice by drilling timed LG sections. For LR try blind reviewing and really focus on understanding why you got a certain question wrong and why you got a certain question right. RC is a bit harder to improve but I would focus on getting an understanding of the passage first and then proceeding to the questions. I think for LR and RC I would prioritize accuracy over speed, and then you will eventually start getting faster when you take more PTs. Hopefully these tips help but it is important to note that studying techniques vary from person to person.
  6. Yeah UofT takes in third year applicants, but as you mentioned, it is not too common. From the website: “Applicants must have successfully completed three years of an approved course leading to a degree at a recognized post-secondary institution, no later than the end of May in the year of entry. However, prospective applicants should be aware that almost all (98%) of our students have completed a four-year degree. In recent years, fewer than five applicants (<2%) a year have been admitted without a four-year undergraduate degree.” https://www.law.utoronto.ca/jd-admissions-faq
  7. "Within 3 months of operations, I bankrupted my 12th startup. As I discussed filing for yet another chapter 11 at the dinner table, my son said, “Dad, chapter 11 is my favourite chapter in Danny and the Dinosaur.” Wow. This interaction really put things into perspective for me, we get so caught up in the ‘little’ things, like chapter 11 bankruptcies, and forget the bigger picture. Agree?”
  8. @CleanHands responded with what I was going to say. You can't take the moral high ground after just calling someone's argument as having too many logical flaws that is not worth responding to. Also I never called you an anti-masker, I said that the way you responded was similar to the anti-masker in one of the threads we had before. In the sense that instead of responding to arguments, you both would just say its flawed and leave it at that. I never thought that you were an actual anti-masker lmao.
  9. The classic "I don't have a good response to a rational argument against my bad point". But yeah too many logical flaws that you are too tired to point out. Edit: Kind of reminds me of that anti-masker in that one thread
  10. Just to support this point, UofT Law explicitly says this in their admission policies. “Moreover, we take into account the nature of the program and the undergraduate institution (or institutions) at which an applicant has studied. Specifically, programs and institutions have varying grading practices, which we take into account in our assessment. In general, the Admissions Committee examines each applicant's academic record with a view to meaningful and fair comparisons of undergraduate performance.” https://www.law.utoronto.ca/jd-admissions-policies
  11. A 3.5 is nowhere near low enough to give up studying for the LSAT. Especially if you are considering this person to be very smart and coming from an academically rigorous program.
  12. My point isn’t really concerning as to what reasons UofT performs better, as it could be due to a variety of factors that you mentioned (networking, prestige, student body etc). All I'm saying is that there is empirical data that shows that an average student at UofT will outperform an average student at X school in the 2L recruit. Whether that is attributed to perceived prestige or network, I am not sure of.
  13. I mean I can just counter this argument by saying that I know someone who got into UofT law with an engineering degree from UofT, which by your standards would be one of the hardest programs in the province. Also this is irrelevant to my point. I was saying that you make your undergrad decision with the intention of a backup plan, not just how “easy” it seems for law/Med school. My reply regarding majority was not to you it was to lugubrious. Yeah this was a mistake, I meant the majority within the clusters. 21% vs 18% etc. (As in the most represented program is engineering/math/sciences) I never disagreed with this point. You are attacking an argument that isn’t even there. Of course there are some people who were impacted by their undergraduate decision.
  14. Of course it doesn’t. But there is empirical data that shows that an average UofT student would have an easier time in the 2L recruit compared to an average Windsor student. Does that mean that the average student at UofT is smarter than the average Windsor student? Not necessarily, but it would likely mean that firms think so. Or else how would you explain the data?
  15. This is a weird assumption to make and honestly comes across as salty. Most people I know who are high achievers actually engage in a lot of extracurriculars and internships. I don’t get why there’s this assumption that majority of UofT admits are all people who didn’t do anything but study all summer and chose easy programs, that’s honestly ridiculous. In fact, If you check the 2020 class profile, the majority of those attending are from an engineering/math/science background. https://www.law.utoronto.ca/about/jd-first-year-class-profile (Edit: Majority in a given cluster*, not majority of all students. Ex 21% vs 18%, etc) Also choosing an undergrad based on how easy it is so that you could get into law school is a bad decision. At that stage you are likely not even sure if you want to go to law school. The smart decision is to pick an undergrad that you actually enjoy so that you have a solid backup plan in case you realize that you do not want to be a lawyer.
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