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  1. Would OP rather be classmates with me at TRU or nah? 🤷‍♀️
  2. Keep in mind though you will probably make ton of law school friends who are in the same situation as you! USask is very collegial, but so is TRU!
  3. I'll answer this from my perspective. I was born and raised and currently live in Regina, Sask (which is 2 hours south of Saskatoon). Keep in mind that Regina has less to do than Saskatoon and that Saskatoon is the nicer city. The weather in Sask isn't that bad... just really cold winters (talking about -40). However, the major problem I have is that there is really nothing to do in the winter, which makes things quite boring. During the winters, I play a lot of recreational sports (ultimate frisbee and soccer) and hang out with my friends, but other than that and going to bars, there isn't much else to do. In the winters, you can do cross country skiing and snowshoeing. However, sometimes it is way too cold to do anything. The summers are quite better than the winters (really hot weather). During the summers, I spend a lot of time going to lakes and my friends cabins and again playing more recreational sports. Does Sask weather and living in Sask affect my mental health? I would say no not overly. Although it can be sometimes boring living here, I have my friends and family here, which makes things less boring. If I had the choice to grow up in Sask or BC, I would choose BC no questions asked. As I mentioned before, I love hiking and I go on annual ski trips in the mountains, and Sask does not offer that type of lifestyle. If you like small towns, prairies, tightly-knitted communities and friendly people then Sask is for you. If you like mountains, skiing, hiking, biking, etc. then BC is for you.
  4. I'll echo onto @Malicious Prosecutor post. Cost of living is cheaper in Saskatoon than Kamloops and plus it is hard to find rentals in Kamloops. For reference, a studio in Kamloops is over $1100 a month. USask is a great school. I have friends that go there, and they have said nothing bad about it. They love it and it's very collegial. If I didn't want to work in BC, I would 100% be going to USask.
  5. Also, TRU is still slated to be in-person. But, I have heard through the grape vine that USask is looking at a mix of both in-person and online, but who knows that may change. The plan is Sask is to have everyone vaccinated (first shot) by July.
  6. I was in the same boat as you. I was accepted to TRU and USask (I am from Regina, Sask which made the decision even tougher). I ultimately chose TRU, as I want to work in BC after law school. If you want to work in BC, go to TRU. If you want to work in Sask, go to USask. Furthermore, from my understanding (my own research), USask and TRU place pretty good in Calgary and Edmonton. Ultimately, if you don't care about tuition or living costs, Kamloops quality of live would be better IMO (keep in mind I am a skier, hiker and an outdoorsy person).
  7. My deadline to accept or decline was today (April 16th). I declined today. Hopefully, that opens a spot up for everyone waiting (although I am an Indg applicant) Best of luck!
  8. Thank you for all the awesome replies! My goal is pursue a legal career dealing with Aboriginal/Indigenous Law, so I am definitely considering this program. My main concern is workload and having no clue on how to handle/study for law classes. From what I've heard/read, a lot of Upper Years give 1L's their CAN's and notes to help them with midterms and with finals. Since the program will be only 0L's, I'm assuming that those Upper Years resources won't be available. Does anyone think that this would be a disadvantage? I was also informed on the type of evaluation and delivering method of the courses. Basically, it is a 3-hour zoom class once a week, and the rest is asynchronous. For Property, the evaluation is 4 assignments, a midterm and a final. For Indg, it's assignments and a final project, including pass/fail assignments throughout the months.
  9. Hey everyone! I am attending TRU in the fall, and I have gotten an email from them saying that I am eligible to participate in the USask Indigenous Law Summer Program online from May 10-July 27. Does anyone have any thoughts/experiences about this program? The program is comprised of 8 credits: Property Law (5 credits) and Indigenous Law (3 credits). Essentially, TRU has stated that upon completion of this program, I would have one less 1L class to take (which would be the Property Law class), and that the Indigenous Law class would count as one of my upper-year elective credits (which is great because I was planning on taking this as class anyway). Would any current or graduated law students advise against doing this? I know that 1L classes are all year long, so it seems like 3 months would be very crammed. Thanks! Edit: I would also be saving $1500 on tuition by taking the program.
  10. Hey everyone! I've been accepted to both schools. I have spoken to alumni and current students at both schools, but I am still torn on which one I should attend. So, I thought I would make a post to see if others have any opinions on the schools. For a little background info, I am from/live in Saskatchewan (live two hours away from Saskatoon). However, I want/plan on practicing in and living in BC after school. I am also leaning towards dealing with Indigenous law after school, but of course, I am really open to anything. TRU Pros: -General rule of thumb is to go to school where you want to practice, which for me is BC. So, easier to network. -Lots of articling placements in BC (however, seems like most students get placements in Vancouver, which does not appeal to me much. I would love to work/live on the island or in interior BC). -Quality of life: I am a huge outdoorsy person. Love to hike, ski and bike. -Very collegial and friendly (from looking at forums and talking to people) -Chance to move away from Sask and start fresh. Cons: -Cost: Tuition is around 5k more a year than UofSask UofSask Pros: -Friends and family live in Sask/Close to home (Also personally know people who are attending UofSask Law and alumni from the program) -I have heard that UofSask has an awesome Indigenous Law Program -Costs: Cheaper tuition than TRU, and cost of living is slightly lower Cons: -Might be hard to network/get an articling position in BC (However, I have heard some UofSask peeps getting some articling positions in BC) -Living in boring Saskatchewan for another 3 years blah Any info/help is appreciated! Thanks !
  11. Hey guys! Anyone know what my chances would be at UofS, Uvic, and TRU as an Indigenous applicant? LSAT: 151 cGPA: 90.58 (3.9/4.0) L2: 3.97/4.0 Best 3: 3.96/4.0 I have an Indigenous community connection as well. Currently volunteering at three different Indigenous organizations. This was my second time writing the LSAT, and I honestly thought I did so much better...blah
  12. I applied to UofS (with a strong Sask connection), TRU, and UVic (which is a long shot lol). I'm thinking of maybe applying to UNB or Dalhousie since those are the only applications that are still open (I think).
  13. I wrote the LSAT again and got a 151. My cGPA is 90.58%, and I’m an Indigenous applicant with a numerous Indigenous community connections (volunteering at three different places). Will any universities accept me, or am I a lost cause?
  14. I scored a 150 on the October LSAT, which is terrible I know! It was lower than any of my PT's and I simply crumbled under the pressure. I wanted to know if anyone has any info on my chances of getting accepted at UofS. My cumulative GPA is 91%, and I have very strong task connections (was born and raised in Sask), and I am also indigenous. I will probably rewrite in January thought to get a higher score.
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