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  1. My understanding is that those are the maximum character counts it will let you type in, but you don’t have to hit the exact number by any means. I’m of the opinion that in these cases, sometimes less is more (especially if you’re just trying to max out the character count with extraneous or unnecessary information). I’m sure there are successful personal statements that are the full 5000 or 2000 characters, and some that are shorter. Other people may have different opinions but I would err on the side of quality > quantity.
  2. I was also referring to the two sections of part A. Part B is a third submission.
  3. When you submit on OLSAS you have to submit them as two separate sections each with their own word count and text box
  4. I can’t speak to the phone on the table but I remember when I completed my LSAT writing for the July flex exam I had a similar situation where nothing showed up after I clicked submit and there was no confirmation of any sort that my writing sample had been properly submitted. I was panicking but everything ended up being fine and my sample was approved a couple days later, so hopefully that’s the same case for you too! Also, I’m pretty sure I wasn’t able to view or download my final writing sample until after it was approved. edit: also I was never asked to tear up my scrap paper or wait for any instructions before finishing!
  5. Hey guys! I know personal statements are quite subjective and there’s lots of directions you can take, but I figured I’d post my question here to see if anyone has any insight or opinions. My question is regarding the personal statement component where they ask about why you want to study law/attend law school. A bit of background: My undergraduate degree was in a law-related program, and during my degree I developed specific interests that fall within the field of medical/bioethics and its relationship with the law and public policy. I have written drafts of most of my personal statements where I mainly discuss my interest in this topic (going into detail about a couple examples of bioethical issues and their legal regulations that I am most interested in), and I explain how I see my future legal career fitting into this sphere. I’m now second guessing taking this detailed, specific approach in my personal statements, and wondering if it’s better to talk about my interest in the law in general so as to not seem too focused on one small aspect of the law or pigeon hole myself per say. Maybe I’m just over analyzing and panicking as the deadline approaches, but I worry that already having clear-cut interests and goals before entering my JD, and focusing on these in my personal statement, might make me come across as not being well-rounded or being too focused on one thing. If anyone has any opinions on whether or not this approach might be negatively perceived by the admissions committee, I’d be appreciative of any feedback!
  6. I did Harvard Ready with Yoni and it was amazing! Went from a 158 diagnostic in May to a 174 on the actual July 2020 LSAT. I did a course with Harvard Ready but he also does private tutoring. 10/10 would recommend.
  7. Title says it all, I’m selling LSAT trainer 2nd edition by Mike Kim and the Powerscore LSAT Trilogy (2020 edition-updated for the digital LSAT). All books unused since I ended up taking a prep course and not self studying. PM me if interested, total value of all books on Amazon is $335 but happy to negotiate discounted pricing. Toronto area.
  8. Hey guys, I’m starting to work on my ABS for this years application cycle and I’m a bit confused about verifiers, namely the mandatory section where we must input their address. Does this actually mean we have to contact bosses/supervisors from previous jobs/activities and ask for their address to put on this form, or am I misunderstanding something? Can we put the address of the workplace instead or are they expecting us to reach out to our chosen verifiers asking for their personal home address? (I’m not 100% sure some of my previous bosses would be comfortable providing their address). Also, for awards and achievements, does this include in-course merit based awards/scholarships during undergrad, and if so who would we use as a verifiers for that (with the whole address concern in mind as well)? I’m just finding the ABS a bit vague and any help with these questions would be appreciated!! Thanks
  9. This is extremely helpful to know, thank you so much for taking the time to write a useful response!!!!
  10. Thanks for saying that, I guess I just see all the high GPAs in the UofT and Osgoode accepted threads and start to feel concerned that mine doesn’t stack up.
  11. Not helpful! Seeking genuine advice for whether a high 170 would better offset my subpar GPA, as I am concerned that my current combination of stats is not competitive for UofT and OZ. Thanks!
  12. Hey guys! Just another chances thread here, I’d appreciate anyone’s opinions/feedback specifically for UofT and Osgoode! Stats are in the title, got the 174 on the July LSAT (first write) and my grades are converted using the OLSAS scale. My top choices are UofT and Oz but I worry that my grades are a bit low. I do have equity considerations that resulted in one bad year of undergrad (an unaccommodated physical disability) which I will discuss in my part B. Might it be worthwhile rewriting the LSAT to push for a high 170? That might seem like a dumb question but I’m wondering if the difference between my 174 and say a 178 would make any significant difference in my chances given my lower CGPA? Thanks
  13. This makes a lot of sense thanks so much for your insight and taking the time to respond!
  14. I have a question regarding how law schools look at GPA. Do law schools only consider your OLSAS cGPA, or do they also look at your actual transcript and take into consideration your transcript GPA in the context of the difficulty of your undergraduate institution and program? I ask because after calculating my OLSAS cGPA, B3, and L2 (UofT undergrad), each of these dropped significantly from my actual UofT GPA to my OLSAS GPA. I think this is because an 85-89%/A/4.0 grade from UofT translates to a 3.7 on the OLSAS scale, dragging all of my 4.0/A grades down to a 3.7 and seriously compromising my GPA. I totally understand that converting GPAs to OLSAS scale is supposed to level the playing field and make things more fair, but does anyone know if law schools will take into account how the grading scale of the Undergrad institution converts to the OLSAS scale and how GPAs from different undergrads may be affected to a greater or lesser extent by the OLSAS conversion? Feel free to PM me if I didn’t explain this correctly Thanks!
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