I asked UVic's Law Admissions office about this approximately one year ago. Below is the email response I received. Based on the email, you would have 30 credits dropped.
The minimum academic requirement for admission to UVic Law is 45 UVic equivalents (90 credits) leading towards a bachelor's degree. The degree does not have to be completed prior to admission to law school, but there must be a logical progression from first to second to third and fourth year courses.
We use all courses completed at the time of evaluation in calculating GPA and update the calculation if additional courses are completed during the fall semester. Depending upon the number of units or credits completed, we will eliminate some of the worst grades from the GPA calculation, according to an established sliding scale (see chart below). It does not matter when the worst grades were achieved. These grades could be from first, second, third or fourth year. Courses taken through distance education and during summer sessions would be included in your GPA. We do not consider performance based courses in your GPA calculation. If you have taken university or college courses at more than one institution, you must submit transcripts from each of those institutions, so that the courses can be included in your GPA calculation. During the year that you apply for law school, it is important that you submit updated transcripts after you complete the fall semester, so that any additional discount (if applicable) can be applied and your GPA can be updated. The document deadline, including updated fall transcripts, isMarch 1. Please email them to ([email protected]
Accumulated Units Units Discounted
48 – 51.9 3
52 – 57.9 6
58 – 63.9 9
70 or more 15
Accumulated Credits Credits Discounted
96 - 103.9 6
104 - 115.9 12
116 - 127.9 18
128 - 139.9 24
140 or more 30
Credits accumulated are courses you have received a grade for. When we evaluate the GPA for applicants who have taken a course more than once, we use both grades in the evaluation. However, depending upon the total number of units/credits taken, we will discount some of the worst grades from your GPA calculation. For example, on a four-year degree (60 units/120 credits) we will eliminate 9 units/18 credits of the worst grades. Consequently, if you are repeating a course and you are in a position where you are eligible for the discount, then the first grade of the repeated course may be eliminated if it is one of your worst grades. However, if you are not eligible for a discount, repeating courses has the effect of averaging the two grades for the same course.
To get an idea of where your GPA might fall on that scale, please see the grade conversion chart on the bottom of page 2 on the attached Resources for Law School Students sheet.
GPA is weighted 50% and LSAT is weighted 50% in our evaluation process. Your personal statement may also be taken into account during the application assessment process. The ranges of GPAs and LSAT scores that are competitive in any given year are determined by a number of factors. Foremost of these factors is the quality of the applicant pool. If we receive a large number of applications from people with very high GPAs and LSAT scores, admission in that year is going to be more competitive. Generally, to be a competitive law school applicant, you need an A-/A average and an LSAT score around 160 or better. However, if you have a really high LSAT score, you may be admitted with a GPA that is lower than an A- and vice versa. To give you an idea of what has been competitive in the most recent admission cycle, please consult the First Year Class Demographics-Regular Category chart.