I’m not sure what a “writing leader” is, or what you mean by a “legal writing ‘Mecca”, but when I attended law school, all of the writing we did was essentially just academic-style writing. It in no way resembled the writing I do in my practise, which is the type of writing I assume PLTC is attempting to have articling students produce.
I am going to be applying broadly, but Queen's is one of my top choices. I'm thinking Queen's, Western, Windsor, Ryerson, Ottawa, Lakehead, and Dalhousie.
Would you stick to 50% chance for Queen's if I was in the general category?