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Should I rewrite the LSAT?

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Hey all

 

OK, I posted this same question in the "Need Advice" board, but it turned into a giant U of T bashing-fest. The bashing was somewhat helpful, but I'm hoping maybe I'll get some more advice by posting here as well. U of T is my top choice for law school. My stats are:

 

 

 

-GPA, aside from a few half-year courses in first year, have

 

been all A's or higher;

 

-lots of volunteering;

 

-work experience w/ both the Federal and Provincial governments in law-related fields;

 

-LSAT of 163, 90%.

 

 

 

Should I rewrite the LSAT in February to try and increase my chances of getting into U of T? Should I take the chance? Should I just be happy that I stand a good chance at Oz, my 2nd choice (only cuz of the crap location...sorry, just how I feel; I like downtown). Any advice is GREATLY appreciated!!!

 

 

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I would talk to the admissions people and then consider re-writing in february. If you are confident you can do better, I would take it again.

 

 

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I wouldn't rewrite - having above A grades for 4 years, I'm assuming then that your GPA would be in the 3.9+ range, you should get in sometime in February or March.

 

 

 

You should also know that UofT does take into account your undergrad school when making admissions decisions (although they don't say so officially)

 

 

 

The last few years though about 25-30% of the class is made up of Queen's, McGill and UofT undergrads - if your grades are from one of those schools you are fine, if not - I still think you have a pretty good chance of getting in, and rewriting in February probably won't help much, since the grades won't be available until March.

 

 

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That's true...UT wouldn't get my score till March, and by then I guess alot of spaces will be filled.

 

 

 

I don't go to UT Queen's or McGill....SOOOO...I don't know if that will hurt me or not.

 

 

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not going to McGill, UT or Queen's won't hurt you. You seem to have great marks. Was just pointing out that the law school does take a number of people from those schools and with your numbers I'd say that you were a shoe-in if you went to one of those undergrads

 

 

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