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  1. I’m a first year student who is taking 3 courses this semester and 4 next semester (27 credits in total) I know that applying to law school is far from now, but I wanted to know if it is necessary to take a full course load throughout your undergraduate degree? I decided to take 27 credits because most of my councillors recommend to NOT take 30 credits in the first year and another reason is that I am also dealing with anxiety and depression and I did not want to progressively worsen my mental state. Do I have to justify this when applying to law schools? I’m think of taking 24 credits over 5 years but I hope I won’t be rejected due to not taking a full course load Please help clarify this for me, I remember looking at admissions but I never saw full course load to be in one of those categories... maybe I missed it but I really need advice for this issue
  2. I’m a first year student who is taking 3 courses this semester and 4 next semester (27 credits in total) I know that applying to law school is far from now, but I wanted to know if it is necessary to take a full course load throughout your undergraduate degree? I decided to take 27 credits because most of my councillors recommend to NOT take 30 credits in the first year and another reason is that I am also dealing with anxiety and depression and I did not want to progressively worsen my mental state. Do I have to justify this when applying to law schools? I’m think of taking 24 credits over 5 years but I hope I won’t be rejected due to not taking a full course load Please help clarify this for me, I remember looking at admissions but I never saw full course load to be in one of those categories... maybe I missed it but I really need advice for this issue
  3. Alright because I am taking 3 courses this semester and 4 courses next semester as a first year and I am scared that Osgoode might not be okay with that since they look at an application holistically
  4. Okay but if I don’t take a full course load during the year will I be disadvantaged when applying? And would full course load count with summer school courses?
  5. Can you take 24 credits and do the six remaining in summer school and still have a full course load? (18 credits its full time at my university). I personally feel like 30 credits will be too much for me to handle (I’m first year). I just don’t want my application to be prejudiced because I prefer a slower pace... Do summer school courses affect your GPA or admission towards law school? If so should I take a fifth year instead? I’m pretty confused because some upper year students that are applying to law school from my university which York University say that you can take summer school courses. P.S I tried finding U of T admission requirement for summer school but I couldn’t so that’s why I am asking.
  6. Do law schools care if you take first year electives throughout your undergraduate degree? Or do they expect you to take upper level ones? I’m asking since some electives have prerequisites. For example, can a person take 3 1000 level courses in their second year?
  7. So does it matter how many credits you take per year? I’m doing a 120 credits degree but I’m only taking 27 credits and I’m planning to take more next year like 33
  8. Hi, I have a few questions in regards of courses during my undergraduate degree. Please answer all if you can it would be greatly appreciated! 1. I am currently taking 27 credits at University (18 credits is required to be full time) towards my 120 credit degree. I was wondering, do law schools expect you to take 30 credits each year? Or simply be full time? 2. Does it matter if the 27 credits are divided in full year and half year courses? I have 3 courses in the fall and 2 more in the winter (5 courses in which two are full year and 3 year are half year) So am I still considered full time regardless of how many courses I am taking? 3. I also wanted to know if its okay to take 1st year courses in your second year? The thing is I need to take two required courses to graduate and they are first year (not for my program, but for my degree) one is a humanities and the other one was a science credit. I don't want to take them right now because most of them are full and it's my first year in University anyways so I don't want to have a heavy course load and mess up those ones (I'm already enrolled for a required science and a required social science). I was then thinking of taking them next year (second year of undergrad) and my academic advisor said that it wouldn't matter for law school applications, is it true? 4. Can you take summer school in your undergraduate degree to fast track or to finish required courses that you have not completed yet? If so, can a person's application be affected by their summer school? For example, if I take my two required courses that I am not taking right now, the science and humanities, will it still be counted in my transcript or cGPA? I heard that law schools aren't fond about summer school
  9. Hello I wanted to know if Law school admissions cared about part time jobs during your undergrad? And if let’s you don’t have a job for all 4 years but you have volunteering experience would it be bad? I just want to know if holding a part time job is important for law school admissions. Thank you
  10. Hello everyone, I wanted to get some advice here on the forum. I will enrol into a history major this fall and I feel like it is not something I would truly want to study for four consecutive years and I want to switch my major to Law and Society for the sole purpose that I am interested in the courses offered (not that it will give me any advantage in law school because I know that it is not true). However, do law schools look down upon switching majors within the first years of your studies and switching institutions (the Law and Society major is not offered at my institution) and would they also look down upon taking 5 years to graduate rather than 4 years, I'm only asking this because the switch of my major might not allow me to transfer all my credits.
  11. Also I forgot to add, what kind of ECs should I do to help my application??
  12. Hey guys, I’m pretty nervous to start this thread, but I wanted to give it a try anyways. So I am starting university in the fall in Ontario and I am doing a History major with a French minor. I am worried that my undergraduate degree might potentially ruin my chances of getting in if I don’t pursue something like Criminology or Law and Society. I choose history because it interests me and it will help me build my writing skills as well. Anyways the point is that I am going to apply to McGills Law School because I use to live in Quebec before moving to Ontario and I have been thinking of moving back there and to pursue a law degree, however, I don’t know if I should write the LSAT because let’s say I don’t get the best score it could work against me. So if any of you have some advice for me, I would really appreciate it!
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