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Studying for the LSAT / Re: December Scores Accidentally Released!
« on: October 25, 2006, 05:15:50 PM »

Canadian Law Students / Re: Another Canadian Seeking Advice
« on: October 25, 2006, 12:14:56 PM »
1. I know some one who got into UBC in the regular catagory with identical stats, off the waitlist, however. To qualify in the discretionary catagory in UBC you have to be over 30 as far as I know. And I would not count on getting in without a B.A.

2. Mcgill does take you LSAT score into consideration. However soft factors weight heavily into the application so it is very hard to predict acceptances/denials there.

That might be helpful for you. You are basically in anywhere in the west and would probably be waitlisted at UBC.

eh.. you guys miss the ABLE part of the question?

I would sell my boat and pay 20k

Studying for the LSAT / Re: hard and soft (with poll!)
« on: October 24, 2006, 11:43:48 PM »
I have nine inches of hard factors for you right here...



Studying for the LSAT / Re: The ID and Avatar thread
« on: October 24, 2006, 07:10:24 PM »
I like to laugh, watch cartoons, smoke, drink, have sex, and be generally hedonistic. People also like to call me a jerk. So this was a good fit.

I like watching cartoons too.

Canadian Law Students / Re: Canadian Picks
« on: October 24, 2006, 07:00:10 PM »
Regionality.  Take your East Coast blinders off.  UBC does far better than any other Canadian school in the west.  Even if it doesn't rank with UT and McGill in pure "prestige" (whatever the @#!* that might be), it certainly ranks ahead of the other Canadian schools. 

Which was exactly my point.

Well yeah I agree but I think my point was that UofT and Mcgill seem to be the only law schools that are really known outside of Canada and get OCIs from NY and Boston. UBC is no doubt a good school and places best in the Vancouver area along with Uvic but I would by no means rank it in a tier above queens/western/osgoode/dal/ottawa/UofA etc..

Studying for the LSAT / Re: ADVICE Pls- 153?
« on: October 24, 2006, 02:50:06 PM »
You have a chance at several Canadian schools if you have good soft factors. Ottawa, windsor, UNB, Usask, Uman, maybe Dal esp if you are a maritimer.

I would suggest applying and seeing if you get in this cycle if you wouldn't mind going to any of the above schools. If you feel you can get a 4-5 point increase it would help tremendously but based on your performance it's up to you to decide if you think that is realistic.

Canadian Law Students / Re: Canadian Picks
« on: October 24, 2006, 12:09:50 PM »
With the exception of UBC, Toronto, and McGill, which carry more prestige than the other schools.

why ubc? Their lawschool is good but I don't think I would put it in the same tier as UofT/mcgill at all. I don't see what makes it better than most of the other ontario schools and from what I've seen it certainly doesn't have more prestige.

Canadian Law Students / Re: Canadian Picks
« on: October 23, 2006, 08:14:11 PM »
Can anyone tell me the differences between Manitoba, UNB, or Windsor (for the JD/LLB)? I am trying to figure out which one to go to, and can't really tell them apart after looking at their websites and info. Any insight would be great.

The difference is location. Windsor is in Ontario and as such is known better regional esp. in the London/Toronto markets, it also places better on Bay st. than the other two. UNB and Manitoba are in the middle of nowhere and job opp. are limited coming from them as they are not close to any major markets.

Canadian Law Students / Re: Canadian Picks
« on: October 23, 2006, 02:12:20 PM »
That's weird, I always heard it as "friends don't let friends go to U of T" and "If you can hold a fork you can go to york."

Also: If you wan walk and talk you can go to Brock.

... and if you can walk a little faster you can go to mcmaster.

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