I applied General for September 2020 to Queens, Western, Osgoode, Ottawa, and UBC; and was rejected everywhere except Ottawa where I was waitlisted. My CGPA is 3.27, I think my B2/L2 is 3.4 ish, and my LSAT scores are 165 and 166. I’m 3 years out of undergrad but had decent ECs, great post-grad volunteer experience, and various other financial accreditations and am currently working for an in house legal department.
I want to apply again for 2021 and I know I need to improve my PS but I’m looking for advice about whether it would be worth it for me to quit my job and take a full undergraduate course load online for fall and possibly winter to improve my B2/L2. I am waiting to hear from the law school admissions teams about how this move could impact my application but I would also like to hear what the forum has to say.
I didn’t put enough work in to my undergrad studies because I had no plans for any further education. Terrible excuse I know, but that’s why I believe going back and taking more courses could really be beneficial because I believe I could get a much higher gpa by applying myself. Obviously nothing is guaranteed and maybe I will come out with the same results but I truly believe if I take more classes I could come out with a gpa closer to 3.8 for the new courses.
I’m super open to applying more widely for 2021 if I’m being too optimistic, quitting my job to increase my gpa, or anything that could help. My biggest concern is that I don’t want to wait and be rejected again, so I’m open to any guidance other than to wait for another two years and apply as a mature student. If you have any insight or experience in this area I would appreciate any help I can get. I would even consider hiring an application consultant if those are helpful, though from what I’ve read here it sounds like they’re generally not worth the investment. Thank you!