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Canadian Law Students / Re: I need some advice!!
« on: December 08, 2004, 04:29:40 AM »
Thanks so much, you guys are awesome.  I have hope!! Unfortunately, U of A was one school I didn't apply to, and now I've missed the deadline :(
Praetor - I would LOVE to go to Ottawa, it is my number one - what are you going to say in your addendum? I am totally going to send one as well, I just can't fathom how to say in a tactful way "I know I suck at the LSAT, but I'm strong otherwise and I'm passionate about human rights and thus I'd make a good lawyer...pleeeease take me!!"  I would really like to indicate to ottawa that they are my number one any tips on how to go about this addendum?
caecilius, i'd love to go to either queen's or UWO as well, although I heard that UWO is quite conservative...they don't even offer any feminist legal theory?!

Canadian Law Students / I need some advice!!
« on: December 06, 2004, 07:54:51 PM »
Hi, I'm new to this message board and I really need some help from anyone with expertise on law admissions.

I've submitted my apps to almost all the law schools in Canada, but I fear that I have a slim chance due to my poor LSAT. Overall, I think my apps are pretty solid - I'm majoring in Women's studies and my statement was pretty personal, talking about an incident of violence against women in my immediate family when I was younger and how it led me to become an activist for women's rights.
My extra-curriculars are good, I was the President of the Women's Studies Student Union, I volunteered as a peer counsellor, I am a residence don (student mentor) this year.  My references are excellent, from two profs who know me really well. I didn't do so well in first yr, my CGPA is only 3.15 but in the last two yrs I'm at a 3.6. I have solid work experience for 4 years with municipal government. HOWEVER, I just could not nail that damn lsat for the life of me, and I really did try. I wrote it three times - June: 153, October:155, and last weekend, well I don't feel confident that it will be much better. Timing is a huge issue for me. Is there anything else I can do at this point? Should I write some sort of addendum about my LSAT scores? Should I send an additional reference letter from my employer, will the admissions office accept it after my application has been submitted? Do I have any chance here at all? I'm an absolute wreck worrying about this, anyone who can offer any advice or empathize with me, please respond!!

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