Well, I have officially completed my law school applications. I’m applying to these schools:
- University of Toronto – they have an international human rights program that interests me greatly.
- University of Ottawa – they have both international law and a social justice program that focuses on advocacy for marginalized groups.
- Osgoode Hall at York University – one of their focuses is feminist law, which is, of course, right up my alley. They even have a series of feminist law lectures called… wait for it…. Feminism Friday! Could it be kismet?
I haven’t written the LSAT yet, we’ll see how that goes in December – it’s kind of scary. The mock one I wrote last month, without any preparation whatsoever and in which I guessed at half the questions because I ran out of time on every section and was completely thrown off by the fire alarm that went off for the first 20 minutes and the person in the room next door practicing “Scarborough Fair” on the piano over and over again for the entire 4 hours we were writing, ended up with a score of 152 (out of 180, the schools generally look for 160 and up), so I’m confident I can improve my score significantly with practice, which I have been doing fairly consistently.
I’m thinking I’ll probably apply to Dalhousie University as well, just in case. I know how competitive these Ontario law programs are, so I need a back up. And Dal does have a really great health law program. (Their deadline isn’t so ridiculously early as Ontario schools, so I’ve got a bit of time to decide.) But, I’m kind of done with Halifax, and I could really use a change, so unless Dal offered me a full scholarship or something ridiculous, I’m likely moving next year. If I get into any of these Ontario schools, which is not necessarily going to happen. But I hope it does. Hopefully, they will all want me, and all want to give me lots of money to go there! It could happen, right? (Just nod and say “yes, Thinking Girl.”)
Fingers crossed, everyone!