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Got the email this morning

cGPA:3.7

LSAT:157

B2:3.89

Common Law (General)

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Emailed yesterday morning (Jan 18th)
Common Law - General
Submitted my application only hours before the deadline.

LSAT: 163
cGPA: 3.62
B2: 3.89

Good luck to everyone!!

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Accepted on January 19th.

cGPA: 3.65

LSAT: 162

General Category

Last name starts with H.

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14 hours ago, scientistsalarian said:

Never thought I'd post here, I'm still in disbelief. 

Saw my status change to admitted!

LSAT: 155 (4th take!)

CGPA: 3.57

General category.

Do you mind sharing what your l2 were and if you had extraordinary ecs?

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33 minutes ago, rachelmonroe said:

Do you mind sharing what your l2 were and if you had extraordinary ecs?

My L2 was about the same as my CGPA, which was 3.58. As for ECs, I didn't have any work experience in the legal field (or in general) but I was really involved on campus. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions :)

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43 minutes ago, scientistsalarian said:

My L2 was about the same as my CGPA, which was 3.58. As for ECs, I didn't have any work experience in the legal field (or in general) but I was really involved on campus. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions :)

Congrats on the acceptance! Were you planning on rewriting the LSAT in January at all before you got accepted?

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19 minutes ago, LebronJames said:

Congrats on the acceptance! Were you planning on rewriting the LSAT in January at all before you got accepted?

Thank you! I was not planning on rewriting as I hit a plateau and got the same LSAT score twice in a row. 

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Got my acceptance sometime last week - cGPA 3.69, LSAT 159, general applicant. Will be declining for Osgoode. Good luck to everyone!

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Accepted at 7:10 am this morning 

 

cGPA: 3.32 , L2:  3.55

LSAT: 160 

Access Category

Superb ECs, Great LOR, and my personal statement was geared towards Ottawa. 

Beyond pumped as this was my number one choice! 

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3 minutes ago, Quinn43 said:

Accepted at 7:10 am this morning 

 

cGPA: 3.32 , L2:  3.55

LSAT: 160 

Access Category

Superb ECs, Great LOR, and my personal statement was geared towards Ottawa. 

Beyond pumped as this was my number one choice! 

Congrats, I have similar stats (3.25, 3.73, 158). Also applied Access. Hoping I get in as well!

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Accepted on January 29, 2019.

cGPA: 3.81  L2/B2: 3.83 

LSAT: 156, and rewrote in January but those scores have not been released yet

General Category

Currently in my 4th year of undergrad. 

Last name starts with Q. 

Good personal statement, Good recommendation letters, Average to Below Average EC's (part time work and occasional volunteering)

Good luck to everyone! 

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Received the email this morning (Feb-04-2019)! Last name starts with 'CO'.

LSAT: 165

cGPA: 2.65 (I know, I'm really shocked I got in, frankly)

L2: 3.01

B2: 3.27

Applied under the Access category on the grounds of ADHD and anxiety.

 

Good luck everyone!

 

Edit: Forgot to add my softs: I graduated from Western in 2018 with a BSc, I had decent EC but nothing special, unremarkable work experience, and probably above average refs.

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Accepted this morning to the regular as well as American dual JD program 

cGPA: 3.61

LSAT: 173

mediocre references, PS, softs

was wondering if anyone has any comments/thoughts on the dual program in terms of the job prospects afterwards?

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On 1/30/2019 at 9:21 AM, Quinn43 said:

Accepted at 7:10 am this morning 

 

cGPA: 3.32 , L2:  3.55

LSAT: 160 

Access Category

Superb ECs, Great LOR, and my personal statement was geared towards Ottawa. 

Beyond pumped as this was my number one choice! 

Omg so jealous!! Congrats!!

I'm cgpa 3.3, l2 3.54 and lsat 159!! This gives me hope :)

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accepted feb 14! 

cpga: 3.55 (significantly higher last 2)

lsat: 161

applied general 

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