I'll be finishing my undergrad in August. Due to immaturity and frankly not caring about school, my first three years were pretty bad (2.29 CGPA for first three years). However, having decided I want to take a shot at law school, I started caring about school and have had a pretty good year. Notwithstanding the summer classes I'm about to take, I have a 3.7 average in my fourth year. If all goes according to plan with my summer courses, I'll have a 3.8 for my fourth year by graduation. That would bring my last two year average to a whopping 3.15, and my CGPA to a 2.69.
As such, I've decided to take another year of undergrad to bump up my last two as the schools I've talked to say that for the purpose of their admissions, they "count backwards" from your most recent undergraduate grades and make the calculation from there. Going through that route, if all goes as planned (again), I'll have a last two average of a 3.8 and a cgpa of 2.9. I've taken all fourth year courses this year and plan to do so in the extra year as well. I recognize that things have a tendency to go differently than planned but for the sake of this question, let's assume that I'm a pretty good fortune teller.
Furthermore, for the sake of argument, let's assume that I'm able to score a 165 on the LSAT (I haven't written yet).
Therefore, my question is: with a last two/best two average of 3.8, a 2.9 CGPA, and a 165 LSAT, would I have any decent odds of admission? Would my low cgpa be a major or minor hindrance to my odds? If it matters, I'm most interested in Queen's, Western, and Dalhousie (considering how their processes seem to favour last two grades). I have two years of work experience in the federal public service and have two professors who I'm confident will write very good LORs.
If this has been answered elsewhere, I apologize. I found the people in similar situations still had much higher CGPAs than I do so I was more curious your thoughts on how this would affect my application.
Thanks in advance.