So long story short I recently finished my undergrad last year. For many reasons including some that were out of my control, I did not succeed academically. Depending on how each Ontario Law School looks at GPA we're looking at a CGPA of 2.0-2.3 and a L2 GPA of 2.3-2.7. The one thing that I have going for me is an LSAT score of 170, which I achieved once I finally got motivated to get my act together once I finished school. However, I'm aware that GPA is valued more for Candian Law Schools, which is what I would be aiming for.
I'm looking for advice on whether to go back to school for a second undergrad degree (or just take a full course load for a couple of years while not being registered in a program) or to forget about my GPA completely and gain some work experience and try my hand at applying with my current stats over the next few years.
Worth mentioning, although it's subjective, I believe that I would be able to produce strong personal statements and reference letters. Also, I believe that I would be able to qualify as an access applicant for schools that offer that category and could provide the medical documentation to support my case.
I know that my stats aren't too promising, but I am now more dedicated than ever to make it into law school and will do what it takes to get there. If I need to do more school, then I will but I know how hard it is to see notable changes in CGPA the more years you do, so I would mostly be relying on schools that focus on L2 with this route. On the other hand, I would prefer a couple of years of more school over waiting 5 more years before I can apply as a mature student.
Any thoughts are much appreciated.