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Re: In desperate need of an advice (for canadian law school admission)
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2004, 11:10:51 PM »
no, i strongly disagree.  The LSAT is a learned test.  I think anyone on this board will agree with me.

I started at a 153, and I scored a 167.  and the LSAT was very very hard for me.  I come from an engineering background have probably wrote about 2 essays my entire undergrad.  I was awful at Reading comp ... so I pretty much wrote it off.  I never missed a game question which helped ... so I focused on LR and basically studied endlessly.  On my actually I got about 4or5 LR questions wrong. 

I'm actually looking at that chart and thinking that my numbers are a little low for (Osgoode), a school that I just applied to today.  Plus I pretty much cared male private part all about my app and basically wrote two of the most half-asked essays ever.  muh ... damn ...

I agree with this.  BTW, don't do what I did.  Concentrate on your WEAKEST section FIRST.  I think I've basically peaked on RC and LR, but still get upwards of 70% of LG wrong.  What I should have done for the last month is focused on that section instead of anything else, particularily because such lopsided results can really ruin you if the overall scale of the test is 'easy.'


BTW, that chart is a bit off in quite a few things, so don't worry.
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Re: In desperate need of an advice (for canadian law school admission)
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2004, 11:15:51 PM »
BTW, that chart is a bit off in quite a few things, so don't worry.

oh yeah?  how so?  (I'm not being argumentative at all ... I'm just curious :D)

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Re: In desperate need of an advice (for canadian law school admission)
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2004, 11:28:08 PM »
BTW, that chart is a bit off in quite a few things, so don't worry.

oh yeah?  how so?  (I'm not being argumentative at all ... I'm just curious :D)

For example:

UVic: Weight of GPA/LSAT - 30/70 ; this is wrong, it's the other way around thank mercy.

UAlberta: Weight of GPA/LSAT - 66/33 ; not true, LSAT is way higher, heard that it's as much a 70%.  Certainly more than 33% otherwise I'd think of applying.

New Brunswick/Dalhausie: entering GPA definitely higher than that (UNB also 1 point higher LSAT for sure, as well).

Those are some off the top of my head.
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Re: In desperate need of an advice (for canadian law school admission)
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2004, 11:31:20 PM »
yeah, i heard that about UofA ... they heart LSAT


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Re: In desperate need of an advice (for canadian law school admission)
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2004, 11:34:33 PM »
yeah, i heard that about UofA ... they heart LSAT



I think it's good to have a school like that.  It's kind of like the US then-you don't need as high a GPA but over time the LSAT will really go upward.  But I wouldn't want all or even many schools to do this.  Not that I am biased  ;) 
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Re: In desperate need of an advice (for canadian law school admission)
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2004, 11:38:37 PM »
well, GPA's are more consistant across Canada then the US, so weighting them more heavily makes sense.  Since comparing them is actually an option.

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Re: In desperate need of an advice (for canadian law school admission)
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2004, 11:42:05 PM »
well, GPA's are more consistant across Canada then the US, so weighting them more heavily makes sense.  Since comparing them is actually an option.

Very true, even the whole Science vs Arts crap.  I know, I do both!   ;D

I have to say that's lucky since I really didn't feel like studying my a$$ off for the LSAT.  BTW, do you know there have only been two LSAT correlations with Canadian law schools?  The correlations are not terribly strong at all.  Particularily, not at all like in US where it does seem to correlate better than the GPA.  NOT the case here.
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Re: In desperate need of an advice (for canadian law school admission)
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2004, 11:45:12 PM »
hmmm, interesting

I have to do a thesis in econometrics.  that would be a good topic!

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« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2004, 11:46:22 PM »
hmmm, interesting

I have to do a thesis in econometrics.  that would be a good topic!

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Re: In desperate need of an advice (for canadian law school admission)
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2004, 11:49:30 PM »
well, i don't have a choice, i have to write it

I think I would actually be interested in that.