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  1. Thanks so much for all your replies. Is it worthwhile to consider doing a fifth year of undergrad to get a b3 average >3.7, or does that look bad on transcripts? It's looking like I'm going to close off second year right around the 3.0 mark, which is less than satisfactory. First two years sitting around a 3.0 and aspirations of skyrocketing GPAs in third and forth, from what I read, have varying effects on admissions. Just to clarify, cGPA is across your entire undergraduate career and not only your l2 or b3, right? Y'all are so helpful. Although I've been freakin' out about some of your replies, the anxiety makes me want to try harder. :'-)
  2. Honestly, the goal was to get anything better than my current GPA through sheer force of will, (hehe). In high school, I was always the slacker and still managed to get excellent grades. People would ask me how I did so well and I would reply with, "I don't know, do the work". It scares me to think that I wouldn't be able to get into UofT, or any law school, because of my less-than-expected performance in first and second year. I've always wanted to pursue law and my apparent promise in high school solidified my self-confidence that I would excel, too, in university. It makes me sick to think that I might not get into law school, but I am a "let the chips fall as they may" kinda gal, so here's hoping. Just gotta put my nose to the grindstone I suppose. :'-)
  3. So if I manage to be one of those few with an exceptional LSAT score and my OLSAS GPA bumps up to around a 3.5/3.7... I might have a chance at a decent Ontario law school? If in my next two years I'm pulling a 3.7+ s/cGPA, how well does the OLSAS GPA system reward/punish this significant upward trend?
  4. I am currently a second-year student at UofT majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. With my background in logic and critical thinking from philosophy, I expect to have a pretty good score on the LSAT, (although I haven't written any practice tests yet). My GPA isn't the best, sitting around a 3.0-3.3, but my extra-curriculars and involvement are significant. When I accepted my undergraduate offer at UofT, my goal was ultimately to get into UofT law. However, I now know how notoriously difficult it is to get into, so I will probably apply all over the province. McGill is also an option since I am (essentially) bilingual. For schools like UofT and Osgoode, what kind of things do they look for on applications? Does involvement really matter that much if my grades aren't excellent? In addition, how much do "person profiles" matter in terms of acceptance? I am (not visibly) biracial and technically live below the poverty line, the first in my family to attend university and I am female. As far as I'm aware, none of these have had any impact on any other kind of affirmative action practices. Do law school admissions teams consider demographic factors for applicants as well or is it primarily LSAT and GPA? As well, I am particularly interested in restorative justice, constitutional law and justice system reform in Canada. Are there any schools that are well-known for these specialties? Thank you all so much in advance. I am very goal-oriented so if you can tell me what steps exactly need to be taken in order to get into law school, please, be as blunt and straight-forward as necessary, I take criticism well.
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