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  1. Merci! Good to know in advance that I will have to submit everything in French. That certainly increases the stakes a little haha I also emailed one of my profs who taught me in French at UO for her thoughts and she referred me to a diagnostic test get an objective measure of my abilities and to gain more confidence before applying. So we'll see I guess! Nice thing is that if I apply for the English program (and get in fingers crossed) I could still take some classes in French to get the exposure I want. Thanks again!
  2. @gg092 Thanks so much! That clears it up a bit. I think I'm just dwelling on the worst case scenario a lot at this point, considering I've done fairly well in French seminars at UO before. I guess the only thing is the 1L learning curve but that's going to be a challenge no matter where one goes. Thanks once again
  3. @gg092 @easttowest Thank you so much! really want to do the French JD/NPSIA cuz i'd get to beef up my second language and get an IR degree so i feel like i'd be well poised for an international law/policy career given i already have two years of full time public policy experience too. im just worried about people thinking i wanted to dodge the LSAT and, secondly, the long days of lectures particularly 1L all of which being taught in French since i think i might tire (mentally) faster if the profs are speaking in my second language. if you've already done 1L, how gruelling are the lectures? could I independently catch up on anything that wasn't clear to me in lecture by reading the text book? obviously i know paying attention in class is crucial but if they say something i'm not crystal clear on in french could i end up at the bottom of my class?
  4. Hi there! Do you have any insights into the French JD? I'm bilingual (English first language), and a former French colleague of mine really urged me to go for it after she heard my French. Only thing is, would it be hard to get a job after since the LSAT isn't required? If you survived three years of law school could employers still care about a nest you did or didn't write years ago? Also, I've taken graduate seminars in French at UO before and I was allowed to submit everything in English as long as I participated in the seminar in French and did the assigned readings - which were obviously in French too. Would the French JD work the same way? I ask because I don't know how good my French writing would be under the exam conditions. Thanks!
  5. @Musashi ah so it's a sliding scale. okay thanks! i think i just read the info that applied to me and ignored the rest when i visited their site lol
  6. 10 half courses? do u have a source/url? that would be a huge advantage but, i thought it was only 4 half courses?
  7. if it makes a difference, the east coast is doing the best job at managing covid so if i were to pick a place to live for the foreseeable future based off today's info (academics aside) Halifax would rank high for me. Annecdote: my friend from high school moved to PEI in the middle of the pandemic and she insists people are just going about their day to day lives. at the time she told me this they had maybe 5 cases on the whole island.
  8. I would also add that Dal will also count your Masters courses as part of your L2! I have a weak undergrad GPA but I'm doing an MA in a subject i love way more so it's now my first choice!
  9. following! also- @chaboywb i finished my undergrad with a similar gpa and now studying for the lsat to apply for the 2022 cycle, so thank u for giving me hope!
  10. @GrumpyMountie Thank you! I actually didn't know U of A counted in post grad (Edmonton for me was just the first city I thought of as a city with a law school that could be a rough benchmark for measuring urban/rural) so now I've got two schools where I'd have better chances! It's really great to know my GPA is competitive somewhere since it's hard staying disciplined about studying for the LSAT knowing it might not even be enough to compensate for a poor GPA. And yeah, I think grad school grades are all relative to everyone's individual, and I heard that grading policies for grad schools vary significantly across the country.
  11. @Firecracker Thank you for all the info it's so kind of you! I love that UBC has a Centre for Feminist Legal Studies and an international justice clinic! In regards to your question, my gpa in percentage converts to a 76%. I was thinking of UBC but I found the admissions predictor on their site which helped me gauge how competitive I would be which didn't go so well haha. That said, considering the opportunities they offer their students, there's no doubt only best and brightest deserve them! 🙂
  12. Thanks! Actually, that was one of the reasons I was looking at Dal, since they'll count the last ten credits regardless of whether they grad or post grad or part time full time which would really let me shine. Would you happen to know of any others? So far that was the only school that came up in my search but I could have overlooked a few schools PS. not terribly picky about location but I'd prefer to stick with campuses in a relatively urban setting (think Edmonton or busier) since I grew up in the GTA and that's influenced my preferences
  13. @Firecracker Thank you! Glad to know there's others that also feel the same way about the LSAT haha. Definitely going to be getting all I can out of my softs, which leads into your third point about specializations & clinics. I'm currently researching schools for their social justice/human rights/international human rights course offerings since those areas of law form part of my motives for applying to law school and link back to my softs. From what I've gathered figured Dal, Windsor, Ottawa, Calgary, would be realistic options that tick these boxes and then there's U of T or McGill which would be fabulous places to go but gotta manage my expectations here
  14. thanks! i appreciate it and am thinking the same thing i'm taking two undergrad classes and one literally requires 20 minutes of my time/week but the other has managed to be more demanding than my masters degree courses LOL so i would happily drop it like it's hot in favour of more lsat prep
  15. hi all! note: please forgive me if something like this has been posted before, if yes please send me the link and I will delete this to reduce clutter. i made the decision part way through august that once my MA is finished i want to take a leave of absence from my current job to go to law school. Only thing is, I wasn't an exceptional student in my undergrad, most grades were in the range of B-A but it works out to a CGPA of 3.45 and an L2 of 3.55 so i'm wondering what else i could do beyond prep like crazy for the lsat. i feel like putting all my hopes on a test result would just make me choke on test day so I'm wondering if anyone here knows of other things i can do? any particular schools i should consider? i am currently taking one online undergrad class per semester alongside my MA courses to give my CGPA a little boost and push some bad grades out of my L2 . My softs are pretty great ngl (worked in a field related to my studies all throughout undergrad at 20hrs week + full time during summers and still managed to fit in clubs and sports) but is there anything else i'm missing? thanks and sorry for the long post, open to any and all thought/comments/suggestions!
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