Shayna Jan's Law School Interview
Updated: Jan 14
Shayna Jan is a J.D. Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Toronto. In this interview, Shayna Jan gives insight and advice to future law students.
Why did you choose to pursue law?
I decided in high school as I really enjoyed debating & mock trials (for both my history and law courses). I was also on law team and fell in love with litigating.
What did your journey to law school look like?
I did my undergrad at UofT where I studied History, English, and Sociology. I wrote my LSAT the summer before my last year and I applied in October. I then got accepted to Osgoode, my first choice, in December.
What did you consider when applying to law schools?
Osgoode was my first choice and everything else was a backup. I didn't apply to UofT because it was too expensive. I didn't apply to Lakehead because it was too far.
Why did you choose Osgoode?
Mostly because of the prestige associated with Osgoode Hall. A plus was it's proximity to me (I live in Newmarket). I wanted a TO experience without having to pay an extra $10k at UofT.
How did you prepare for the LSAT?
I bought the 10 Actual books and I just did practice tests.
What do you think makes a good law school application?
A fire personal statement. Spend a lot of time on making yourself stand out. Mine was unconventional and not that formal, I feel as though it let my personality shine through. Osgoode also likes well rounded students.