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Hi everyone,

Today I have been opening up/ getting ready to open applications in 6 Canadian Law Schools, UVIC being one of them. I don't know why I expected there to be a place where they would ask for a resume/CV from me. But so far I haven't really seen such places on the applications I have opened. Is this normal? If so, do schools typically just want me to include all extra curricular/ achievements in my personal statement? 

Don't know anyone else applying for Law school so any input is appreciated. 

If needed for reference I am applying to UVIC, UBC, U of A, U of C, TRU, U of Sask. 

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Yes this is normal. You're applying for school not a job. Personally speaking for UVic, include your relevant extra curricular's on Part B of the personal statement, emphasis on relevant. Some schools may not ask for ECs at all (I believe UBC only asks for GPA and LSAT score). Just give them what they ask for and don't worry about what they don't ask for.

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On 9/17/2019 at 3:01 PM, Hypernautica said:

UBC has 3 short essay questions

You're right, looks like a brand new requirement for this year I missed, my bad

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2 hours ago, NavAcid said:

You're right, looks like a brand new requirement for this year I missed, my bad

No worries, it is brand new after all!

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Hey, 

Does anyone know how in-depth we need to be when listing community, employment experiences, and achievements/awards in Part B? I am thinking of putting the organization name, my position title, and the year/time of involvement. Do you think I should include a brief description (1-2 sentences) of what my role entailed?

For achievements/awards, I will list the award name, organization name, the year awarded, and the amount. Should I also offer a brief description of the award? 

Thanks in advance! 

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@M1995

I think what you would put on a resume (pretty much what you just listed) would be more than sufficient - don't spend too much time on details as they're ripping through applications. You just want them to get an idea of the breadth of your experience/awards, so 1-2 sentences under each point is definitely enough room to deliver that information. 

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