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  1. Would March be your first (only?) write? Given that offers are made in a rolling basis starting in December and, if this is your only write, your application would be incomplete until March, then yes it would put you at a disadvantage.
  2. Out of curiosity did you also have ties to New Brunswick / the Maritimes?
  3. What's your score? Hard to say with Access / Discretionary categories since they're, well, discretionary. Best bet is to comb through some of the previous Accepted threads and look for anyone that specifies they were an Access applicant or any outliers as far as low LSAT scores are concerned.
  4. Going to echo the above. Go with someone that knows you well over someone who barely knows you. I'm in a similar position to you, applying as a mature / discretionary applicant who finished their undergrad 15 years ago, so good luck getting academic references. I wound up going with references who I've worked with closely over the past ten years of my career, and who could speak to both my professional accomplishments, as well as my suitability as a law school candidate. Best of luck to you!
  5. Of course! I should have phrased my question more clearly. Would firms place as much emphasis on a 15+ year old undergrad when it comes to interviewing a mature applicant as they would on a K-JD applicant without work experience? If my undergrad transcripts were requested I'd happily provide them. I'm sure that they'd be a great conversation starter too. "You see, back in 1998 I was an immature moron who thought they could be an actor so I didn't go to any of my classes."
  6. Would that also hold true for a mature student who's undergrad is 15+ years old compared to their 1L grades?
  7. I'm applying because I've essentially hit the ceiling in my current profession with nowhere left to go or progress to. I could keep doing it from another 25 years, but I'm already bored of it, and unfortunately it's so incredibly niche that it's hard to transition to something else. If law school winds up blowing up in my face I may regret it, but I know for a fact that I'll regret staying in my current position for the rest of my professional life.
  8. You should go back and look at application stats for law school (or any post-grad program really) from 2008, or any other economic downturn really. During times of economic uncertainty a lot of people will either delay entering the work force to stay in school, or will leave the work force (voluntarily or involuntarily) to go back to school for additional training. I was hoping that COVID might be a bit different given people are reluctant to jump into online schooling, but that hope wasn't based on anything of substance. Given the uncertainty of, well, everything, I'm not at all surprised to see a spike in the number of people wanting to go back to the relative safety of academia.
  9. I applied discretionary, but did so based on age (I'm a 40 year old mature student, with a 15+ year career), so my PS focused more on my accomplishments rather than overcoming adversity. Given that I'm not sure how well my advice will translate, but I'll give it a whirl... First off, don't overthink it. Explain the issue clearly and concisely, tell them what you did to remedy the problem, and then spend the rest of your PS on what you went on to accomplish. "I suffered from depression during the first two years of my undergrad, which had a severe impact on my studies. I was diagnosed on sought treatment during my second year, and since then I've maintained a 4.0 GPA and was named to the Dean's List. After experiencing the impacts of severe depression first hand, I also started volunteering with the Stop All Depression (S.A.D.) charity in order to help other students facing a similar challenge." In other words it doesn't have to be complicated. Power through a first draft and then rewrite and polish it until it gleams.
  10. The plus side is that the LSAT, to a certain degree, is a learnable test. Especially for sections like Logic Games. Study your ass off, consider hiring a private tutor, and I'm sure you'll be able to bring your LSAT up.
  11. You don't get a Queens email until you're accepted and a student at Queens.
  12. They'll start to evaluate your application with what they have on file, and if your current score is competitive enough you may receive an acceptance.
  13. Check under document tracking. Not exactly intuitive, but that's where it should show up.
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