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  1. @harveyspecter993 I stand corrected, my apologies. Mixed up another 0L harveyspectre.
  2. If OPs stats didn't change, then absolutely--pure desire is not going to increase their chances of admission and it would likely become a fruitless exercise. But an L2 of ~3.5 and a higher LSAT (~158+), has been accepted at a number of schools (not uncommon on these threads). @Inconspicuous I may be wrong, but another 0L judging how successful another poster will be in law school? Did I miss something or have you seen their entire application? Do you know the poster personally? While a 3.5 L2 is not a stat to pretentiously brag about, and wont get you into U of T, it still works out to around 80% which isn't horrible. This seems like another instance of pretentiously high stat posters trying to tell people what they should do with their lives, which may or may not be helpful advice, under the guise of frankness. OP - like the other constructive posters are saying, you need a higher LSAT to give yourself a chance. Whether you want to keep pursing law school, and if you would be able to cope with the demands of law school is something you have to assess for yourself, from a realistic perspective. @harveyspecter993 Didn't you have an obsession which didn't get you in last year, but in this year after doing much better on the LSAT (I may be mixing this up). Now you're high and mighty? @providence I'll take your advice for face value because you're not a 0L, and you're not telling OP what to do except give realistic expectations, for which they should seriously take into account.
  3. OP - I don't see how the last two comments on here are constructive at all. If you want to go to law school, and are determined, then that's a choice you have to make for yourself (to keep at it), but you do have to seriously consider the possibility of not getting in. It may also take more than 1 shot with applications, and in your case even a 3rd LSAT write (I've seen >3 writes on here as well). Regardless, the posters (especially 2 OL's) are not in a position to tell you to reconsider what you want. Frankly, it is unlikely with those 2 LSAT scores, but if you really put the time and effort in and hit a ~158+, there is a chance at an L2 school. You would just have to look further into whether they average LSAT scores, or take the highest. Alberta is an L2 school, and they also take grad marks for face value, so that could potentially boost your GPA (if that's an option). @harveyspecter993 Honestly as a 0L I don't understand how you get off telling someone what law school is or is not, and whether someone should pursue a career in law. You haven't experienced it first-hand, nor job applications, interviews, or work as a lawyer (and neither have I, but I don't pretend to). You can advise that it may be an unsuccessful endeavour, but that's not what your post comes across as.
  4. Rejected 2018

    I'm with ya @SlickRick--just received it as well. L2/B2: 3.6, LSAT: 147, 153 Extensive EC's and 5 years of work exp in healthcare/health policy, 2 grad degrees w 4.0 GPAs, one from Queen's. If I don't get in elsewhere I'll be re-writing the LSAT, again.
  5. Status

    @SlickRick You mind posting the outcome of the call? I'm in the same boat, Dec LSAT, last uozone update Nov 20.
  6. HELP - GPA 3.0

    Good L2? Pair it with a decent LSAT for Queen's/Western, then maybe. You could do a grad degree and use the (potentially) better grades towards Alberta's L2 calculation (again, with a strong LSAT). With crazy EC's, LoRs, PS, and a good LSAT you could try Windsor, or other more holistic schools. It's not like it's never happened before, you're just going to have to either have a crazy LSAT, make yourself stand out, explain the rationale for the low GPA, and/or use L2 GPA schools to your advantage. There are ways, still no guarantee; you can always consider/try, but that should be a determination of your career aspirations, not just a simple consideration of an option (law). I also just noticed this was in the Civil Law forum--if those are the only programs you're considering, I don't really have any knowledge or advice on your chances.
  7. Schools good for health law?

    It depends on what area of health law you want to focus on. Most will provide foundations for certain law, e.g., medical malpractice; however, if you want to focus on a niche area of health law then there are a few schools that seem to offer a greater course selection and have more Canada Research Chairs/scholars. For health IP, regulation, bioethics, public health law, or law related to healthcare delivery, it seems to be Alberta, uOttawa, Dal, and U of T... and to some extent, maybe Osgoode or even McGill.
  8. Need Some Advice as I Reroute

    I don't see why you wouldn't be competitive at L2 schools, e.g., Queen's and Western; ~3.6 L2 is average for those schools and 167 LSAT is slightly above average for the two schools, I believe. Regardless, it doesn't hurt to apply. I think Alberta uses L2 (best 2 full years of credits) and even includes graduate marks. So a grad degree could definitely help for Alberta. Doing more undergrad courses (unless maybe a 5th year for B3 for U of T) doesn't make much sense--you're going to have to take a lot of courses to bump your cGPA. Let's say you did another 3 year general degree/undergrad, and all A-'s; 3 years of 3.7's wont even bring up your cumulative cGPA from both degrees to a 3.2. Grad degree overall may help a bit on the application, more undergrad not so much, but I still think your quickest shot is at an L2 school. Grad could make you slightly more distinct, and can be useful for law sometimes (if in STEM and want to work in a STEM field), but if you want to be a lawyer focus on the L2 (and maybe holistic) law applications, get great references, spend a lot of time on the PS, and build up the EC's.
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