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  1. So I did some calculations and came up with a lower cGPA than anticipated (Super bad year with an F and C+ in it) but came back pretty strong (got a 3.85 in my final year). As it's stands I am 3.28 cGPA/ 3.77 L2, taking my test in November. Applying mostly to L2s, do I have a shot here?
  2. Thank you for replying! I figured that I could finish my masters program and begin law next September, as the program ends in mid-August. That wouldn't cause any conflict as far as I know, would it?
  3. Posted this in the LSAT group but I wasn't sure if that's where it was supposed to go, so here's a repost for safety I am currently deciding on when to take the LSAT, and am a bit torn on choices. Would it be better advised to take the September test and apply for this cycle at the cost of study time, or take a later one (November or a 2019 date) and aim for the following years cycle? For reference, my GPA definitely could be better (3.38 cGPA, 3.77 L2, definitely aiming for last/best 2 schools) and I'll be taking the year to complete my master's degree and volunteer
  4. Would this help my cGPA? It was my understanding that very few schools consider graduate marks in the calculation. I am doing it largely due to my own interest in it, its value as a soft and the fact that it's fully funded
  5. I am currently deciding on when to take the LSAT, and am a bit torn on choices. Would it be better advised to take the September test and apply for this cycle at the cost of study time, or take a later one (November or a 2019 date) and aim for the following years cycle? For reference, my GPA definitely could be better (3.38 cGPA, 3.77 L2, definitely aiming for last/best 2 schools) and I'll be taking the year to complete my master's degree and volunteer
  6. My current plan is to do my Master's (notably fully funded, not just insanely taking on more debt :p) before law school. As it is a one year program, I will ideally be applying for the 2019 cycle, hoping to begin law in the fall of 2019. I plan to do the program in part out of academic interest, part out of a will to refine my critical skill and general work before going into my planned field of law. Is this worth mentioning on my personal statements? Also, should I highlight that the program is only one year to emphasize that I will be available for the cycle?
  7. Just a brief follow up question. In those last two I had a few 2000 level courses (all either graduation requirements or retakes). Is this a huge concern?
  8. Hey all. Sorry I'm posting a ton, I just have a load of anxiety and really want to be a lawyer My last two years are definitely my strongest (cGPA 3.38, L2 3.77), but one of those years included an honours course that was non-credit. Will this last year still be considered (it was a 3.92 year so it would really help)? Should I mention it in my application?
  9. It's not too horrible I think. 3.38 cGPA with a 3.77 /2B2
  10. Thank you both, that's super reassuring. Grad school is mostly for academic interest and leadership experience (opportunities in the program). I am doing it because I'm interested, and even more because it's fully funded
  11. Hey all. I am a bit concerned about my lack of volunteer experience in my application. While I have a couple of ECs (played rugby, stuff published in journals, theatre), I've had to spend most of my free time working to support myself through school, and am lacking in volunteer/leadership experience. Will this be a huge concern in applying? Is there anything I can do to build this up (I'll be in grad school next year but am determined to do law after). My Stats: 3.38 cGPA, 3.77 L2/B2, doing my LSAT this September
  12. I currently have an opportunity for a fully funded Master's English program at my school. Considering a somewhat weak cGPA, would this be a good opportunity for a soft? To be clear, I am passionate about law and English, and would be using this to reflect both academic commitment and to give myself some opportunities for EC building (missed out on that in the undergraduate degree due to having to work nearly full time to survive) I have not yet taken the LSAT (my whole summer is studying it), so law school would be a year out for me anyway
  13. My big issue was a depressive episode in years two and three. Less than full course loads and bad grades, I was a mess. So I pulled myself together, took an extra year, graduating this may with honours. I hope that's a pretty strong upward trend. Thanks again for all the replies. I felt like giving up with that cGPA and the bad years. It's really reassuring to hear I have a shot
  14. Thank you for the fast response. Just broadly,what schools would you suggest? I've been looking at Dal and USask
  15. I'm looking to apply to law school after I take my lsat this year, but I'm a bit concerned about GPA. I really fucked up in my first few years (mental health reasons, dealt with now) but pulled it together in the last two. Long story short, cGPA 3.38, last two 3.77 (3.92 in the last year). Applying to last/best two years schools, do I have a shot? If not, what can I do about it?
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