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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby Seally » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:18 pm

niederbomb wrote:So when does McGill usually do these French interviews? January? March?

I just finished the last part of my application (my December LSAT)...I can breathe...so I have until when to master basic French?

Also, if I get interviewed but dinged for French, could I consider the callback itself a positive enough sign that I could reasonable expect to get accepted in a subsequent year with the same materials and background if I invested the time/money to study at one of the Quebec government's language courses?


At the same time as for CEGEP Applicants.

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby serdog » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:30 am

LSAT
apps out to UVIC, UBC and U of A really hoping to attend UVIC in the fall

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby niederbomb » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:26 am

serdog wrote:LSAT
apps out to UVIC, UBC and U of A really hoping to attend UVIC in the fall


Why UVic over UBC?

I applied to UofT and McGill and am debating whether to apply to UBC also. I didn't apply to York because a lot of people say it sucks, and I won't have the ability to visit for myself.

I don't think my French is good enough for McGill, and I'm really uncertain as to whether or not my LSAT will be good enough for UofT.

Should I apply to UBC or some other school like Queens?

What do you guys think I need to get on the LSAT to get into UofT with a 3.92 GPA from a U.S. university? I already have a 162 on record, which was waaaay below my PT average. I retook yesterday, also on no sleep, and struggled a lot with the LG section. I'm thinking 165 ish. Do I even have a chance? The median is 168.

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby mths » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:28 am

niederbomb wrote:
serdog wrote:LSAT
apps out to UVIC, UBC and U of A really hoping to attend UVIC in the fall


Why UVic over UBC?

I applied to UofT and McGill and am debating whether to apply to UBC also. I didn't apply to York because a lot of people say it sucks, and I won't have the ability to visit for myself.

I don't think my French is good enough for McGill, and I'm really uncertain as to whether or not my LSAT will be good enough for UofT.

Should I apply to UBC or some other school like Queens?

What do you guys think I need to get on the LSAT to get into UofT with a 3.92 GPA from a U.S. university? I already have a 162 on record, which was waaaay below my PT average. I retook yesterday, also on no sleep, and struggled a lot with the LG section. I'm thinking 165 ish? Do I even have a chance? The median is 168.

You totally have a chance. Canadian schools are super GPA heavy.

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby niederbomb » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:37 am

mths wrote:
niederbomb wrote:
serdog wrote:LSAT
apps out to UVIC, UBC and U of A really hoping to attend UVIC in the fall


Why UVic over UBC?

I applied to UofT and McGill and am debating whether to apply to UBC also. I didn't apply to York because a lot of people say it sucks, and I won't have the ability to visit for myself.

I don't think my French is good enough for McGill, and I'm really uncertain as to whether or not my LSAT will be good enough for UofT.

Should I apply to UBC or some other school like Queens?

What do you guys think I need to get on the LSAT to get into UofT with a 3.92 GPA from a U.S. university? I already have a 162 on record, which was waaaay below my PT average. I retook yesterday, also on no sleep, and struggled a lot with the LG section. I'm thinking 165 ish? Do I even have a chance? The median is 168.

You totally have a chance. Canadian schools are super GPA heavy.


I really, really hope you're right.

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby serdog » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:25 pm

niederbomb wrote:
serdog wrote:LSAT
apps out to UVIC, UBC and U of A really hoping to attend UVIC in the fall


Why UVic over UBC?


As has been stated before there is not too much space between Canadian schools(although TTTThompson Rivers is looking to chnage that) . I would rather Uvic because 1) better faculty 2) Best Aboriginal law program in the World 3) small class sizes. UBC it is true does have a higher likelihood of Biglaw on the other hand UVic does better with court clerkships for one point in the ranks I would rather go to UVic and be happier. Finally I went to UBC undergrad and although I loved it I would like to do something different

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby serdog » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:28 pm

niederbomb wrote:Why UVic over UBC?

I applied to UofT and McGill and am debating whether to apply to UBC also. I didn't apply to York because a lot of people say it sucks, and I won't have the ability to visit for myself.

I don't think my French is good enough for McGill, and I'm really uncertain as to whether or not my LSAT will be good enough for UofT.

Should I apply to UBC or some other school like Queens?

What do you guys think I need to get on the LSAT to get into UofT with a 3.92 GPA from a U.S. university? I already have a 162 on record, which was waaaay below my PT average. I retook yesterday, also on no sleep, and struggled a lot with the LG section. I'm thinking 165 ish? Do I even have a chance? The median is 168.

Ontario schools are closed some may take late application. Personal I would shoot a application to UBC with your numbers you're for sure in, that being said I think you have a very good shot at UofT so UBC would be a safety for you

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby Seally » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:09 pm

niederbomb wrote:
serdog wrote:LSAT
apps out to UVIC, UBC and U of A really hoping to attend UVIC in the fall


Why UVic over UBC?

I applied to UofT and McGill and am debating whether to apply to UBC also. I didn't apply to York because a lot of people say it sucks, and I won't have the ability to visit for myself.

I don't think my French is good enough for McGill, and I'm really uncertain as to whether or not my LSAT will be good enough for UofT.

Should I apply to UBC or some other school like Queens?

What do you guys think I need to get on the LSAT to get into UofT with a 3.92 GPA from a U.S. university? I already have a 162 on record, which was waaaay below my PT average. I retook yesterday, also on no sleep, and struggled a lot with the LG section. I'm thinking 165 ish. Do I even have a chance? The median is 168.


Because UBC Law is known to hold the biggest douchebags, most of them got rejected from UofT.

Full of idealistic and pretentious pricks who got decent grades on easy ass degrees and want to look smarter than others.
Just go to StudentAwards forums, where all Canadian students gather, you see that most fuck faces on the forum have UBC Law or Ivey Business School on their signature.

Some of them are so fucking delusionnal that they actually think their UBC Law or Ivey BBA Degree will land them straight into NYC IB Bulge Brackets...

I would even go to Moncton Law if i had the choice between this and UBC.

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby Saltqjibo » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:54 pm

Remember to include your drops (UBC lets you drop your worst 6 courses or something)

Also... UVic has bunny rabbits littering their campus (fo' real) so thats a big plus...

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby serdog » Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:52 am

tng11 wrote:
Saltqjibo wrote:Remember to include your drops (UBC lets you drop your worst 6 courses or something)

Also... UVic has bunny rabbits littering their campus (fo' real) so thats a big plus...

Is it worst 6 courses or credits? I seem to recall it was 6 or 12 credits (equivalent to 2 full-year courses). I've also heard that since I have a bunch of Pass/Fail grades on my transcript from exchange, that I would get less drops.[/qu6]
6 credits for third years
12 credits for four years
for UBC

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby serdog » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:46 am

159 LSAT :D

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby niederbomb » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:20 pm

mths wrote:
niederbomb wrote:
serdog wrote:LSAT
apps out to UVIC, UBC and U of A really hoping to attend UVIC in the fall


Why UVic over UBC?

I applied to UofT and McGill and am debating whether to apply to UBC also. I didn't apply to York because a lot of people say it sucks, and I won't have the ability to visit for myself.

I don't think my French is good enough for McGill, and I'm really uncertain as to whether or not my LSAT will be good enough for UofT.

Should I apply to UBC or some other school like Queens?

What do you guys think I need to get on the LSAT to get into UofT with a 3.92 GPA from a U.S. university? I already have a 162 on record, which was waaaay below my PT average. I retook yesterday, also on no sleep, and struggled a lot with the LG section. I'm thinking 165 ish? Do I even have a chance? The median is 168.

You totally have a chance. Canadian schools are super GPA heavy.


Alright, with my shiny new 170, assuming I do get in to UofT, when would I expect to hear from them? I hope it's not too late in the cycle.

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby serdog » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:05 am

niederbomb wrote:
Alright, with my shiny new 170, assuming I do get in to UofT, when would I expect to hear from them? I hope it's not too late in the cycle.

Anytime soon. UofT is very much rolling apps.
ah January the month to spent time on my applications how that the LSAT done

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby Camron » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:21 pm

I find it funny who the person finding fault with UofT ranking is using anecdotal evidence to back up his/her claim that McGill is superior.

I am not sure if this point has been mentioned or not, but if you want to pursue McGill and want to do so easily; DO NOT WRITE THE LSAT. Once you write the LSAT, you are required to notify them of your score. Do 2 years in a useless/bird undergraduate program (i.e. a BA), and you should have no difficulty getting accepted if your ECs are up to snuff (but you should have enough free time in your undergraduate year anyways).

UBC is 6 worse credit hours BUT if you are applying in your last year of your undergraduate program, they typically don't look at your last year marks.

IMO, if you are looking to practice in Canada (specifically on Bay St), UofT is probably the best law school to attend. There admission process is around that of a mid T14 school so you usually will need a 166-170+ LSAT with a cGPA of 3.7+ (you can apply with 3 years of undergrad but rarely anyone gets admitted without a degree) for admission. In terms of admission standards, I think UBC is next with a 164-166 LSAT and a cGPA around 3.7-3.8. Osgoode is lower than this but I think they do have a better placement on Bay St than UBC (cGPA: 3.7-3.8+ LSAT: 160+).

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby Noval » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:38 pm

Camron wrote:I find it funny who the person finding fault with UofT ranking is using anecdotal evidence to back up his/her claim that McGill is superior.

I am not sure if this point has been mentioned or not, but if you want to pursue McGill and want to do so easily; DO NOT WRITE THE LSAT. Once you write the LSAT, you are required to notify them of your score. Do 2 years in a useless/bird undergraduate program (i.e. a BA), and you should have no difficulty getting accepted if your ECs are up to snuff (but you should have enough free time in your undergraduate year anyways).

UBC is 6 worse credit hours BUT if you are applying in your last year of your undergraduate program, they typically don't look at your last year marks.

IMO, if you are looking to practice in Canada (specifically on Bay St), UofT is probably the best law school to attend. There admission process is around that of a mid T14 school so you usually will need a 166-170+ LSAT with a cGPA of 3.7+ (you can apply with 3 years of undergrad but rarely anyone gets admitted without a degree) for admission. In terms of admission standards, I think UBC is next with a 164-166 LSAT and a cGPA around 3.7-3.8. Osgoode is lower than this but I think they do have a better placement on Bay St than UBC (cGPA: 3.7-3.8+ LSAT: 160+).


Sorry if this is an old ass post on an old ass thread, but breaking into Bay St is more about networking and grades than where you're coming from.

Sure, UofT grads have it "slightly" easier to get a job there, but remember that most, if not all, Bay St firms have offices all over Canada, and you can indeed transfer in Bay St if you know how to talk to Partners.
These firms do show up at Osgoode and McGill for Bay St recruitement as well, so UofT is definitely not the best to attend.

I say go there if you got a decent funding plan because a J.D. from UofT is ridiculously expensive, and the same placement chance can be acquired for a lot cheaper at McGill.

Let's not start another debate between McGill and UofT, both have great placement stats, even leading foreign offices show up to both schools to recruit, so it basically comes down to your grades and your networking skills.
But if you are "broke", McGill would be a better investment, especially since you can practice in Quebec and even become a Civil Law Notary there (Which enjoy great salary, low working hours and good Prestige here in Montreal(Shortage as well)).

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby serdog » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:55 am

Will be paying my UBC deposit to lock up my seat well I wait and try and decide between UVic and UBC

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby serdog » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:18 pm

Good god. UBC vs UVIC is killing me :(

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby dr123 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:19 pm

How would a canadian law school look at an applicant who doesnt have a GPA?

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby serdog » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:30 pm

dr123 wrote:How would a canadian law school look at an applicant who doesnt have a GPA?

One would have to ask the each school as our Law school admissions and GPA calculations are different at each

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby dr123 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:31 pm

serdog wrote:
dr123 wrote:How would a canadian law school look at an applicant who doesnt have a GPA?

One would have to ask the each school as our Law school admissions and GPA calculations are different at each


the thing is I have nothing to calculate a GPA, my ug didnt give number or letter grades. I dont really have any GPA to calculate

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby serdog » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:40 pm

dr123 wrote:
serdog wrote:
dr123 wrote:How would a canadian law school look at an applicant who doesnt have a GPA?

One would have to ask the each school as our Law school admissions and GPA calculations are different at each


the thing is I have nothing to calculate a GPA, my ug didnt give number or letter grades. I dont really have any GPA to calculate

I would suspect that it would be different at different schools (ranging from a no go to "we're holistic so it doesn't matter" to "send us what you we will figure it out") sorry I can't help more :(

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby Noval » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:29 pm

serdog wrote:Good god. UBC vs UVIC is killing me :(


Take UVic, amazing campus, amazing student-life, good chances for BigLaw if you get good grades and still many opportunities available outside private settings.

Less expensive as well...

UBC is just a UofT/McGill/Oz wannabe and their students have the "gunner" reputation as well, especially in Law/Med Programs.

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Re: Canadian Resident taking questions.

Postby Noval » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:14 pm

Bump !




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