So I am actually applying for Canadian schools and today I was looking at the "School Submissions" section on the OUAC web site. The personal statement would be a requirement, obviously, but I see that all these different requirements for each school. For example, Ottawa U says, in addition to the PS:
2) Describe the event which affected your academic performance.
3) Specify the academic term(s) for which special circumstances have affected your grades. (* Eg. F1 to W2 (F is fall term; W is winter term; 1 and 2 is academic year))
So do I need to complete three things for them? What if I don't have one obvious f*ckup semester.. so that means I don't have to write 3), right? Then do I still need to write 2)?? I am a bit confused. Also, Osgood wants:
1. Discuss how your academic and non-academic experience has prepared you for the study of law. (2000 characters)
2. Discuss the significance of a law degree in light of your goals. (2000 characters)
Could I use my general PS for #1?
I guess I should be e-mailing the admissions offices themselves.. but I thought I'd throw this out there for all as well. BITE IT!!! haha.. BTW, are Canadian aspiring law students just generally reticent or do we have a special board somewhere separate? I'd like to know.