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Chances? 3.58 cGPA 175 LSAT

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cGPA: 3.58

EC/Work: hospital volunteer, research assistant, school club exec, peer tutor, student guidance advisor and course designer

LORs: good, I hope?

LSAT: 175 (wrote this Feb)

 

Target: Ontario schools, preference for York and Queen's.

 

Thoughts? Thanks everyone!

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You have a strong chance of getting into both York and Queen's with those stats. A 175 LSAT is really high. I'd bet with a strong application you could even aim for a top US school or U of T if you really wanted to. 

 

I'm also guessing you used to be pre-med with those stats?

 

If you haven't done so already, check out Ryn's Ontario Admissions Predictor

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OP, you likely have a good to certain chance at any school in Canada. As been noted on here already, you also have a chance at some highly ranked (rank matters there, but not so much here) US schools.

 

However, be forewarned that going to a US school really should be decided in light of a lot of factors like where you want to work, how much it can cost you, the NCA process, etc etc. You can find more information on those things in this forum and at the toplawschools forums (US based).

 

Please do your due diligence if you're tempted to go abroad.

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Thanks for everyone's advice. I did see Ryn's predictor, but I wasn't sure how strange my stats are. Relatively speaking, my cGPA is clearly the weakest point in my application, but how weak are we talking - from "your LSAT makes up for it" to "anchor"?

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If your gpa is on a 4.0 scale, your lsat definitely makes up for it, for any Canadian school. Strict index schools you'd have to do the math and see, but even there you'd be fine I think. The only school I could see a rejection would be u of t (maaaaybe even mcgill if that's at all on your radar) but even these schools you have a "good to great" shot. A 175 is seriously impressive.

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Ah, I was hoping I'd misread that part on their website haha. I wouldn't mind it at all, other than the language problem. 

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Ah, I was hoping I'd misread that part on their website haha. I wouldn't mind it at all, other than the language problem. 

 

What subject did you study? It definitely seems that you were in the natural sciences. I think you could get into a T-15 American school. 

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Why is it that so many of you assume that an applicant who happens to have good academic stats would have any interest in going to a U.S. law school? I'll never understand that.

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Just a side note: given your very med school looking background, you should make sure in your application to schools with a personal statement that you make it clear that you are really interested in law school. There are countless applicants who have strong med school applications, but don't do anything in their application to demonstrate interest in law school besides having taken the LSAT.

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Why is it that so many of you assume that an applicant who happens to have good academic stats would have any interest in going to a U.S. law school? I'll never understand that.

Just listing out options. There are advantages and disadvantages to that route but there is nothing wrong with informing people. Some people may not know what the requirements of the US schools are but may have, or become, interested in such schools upon further research. More info is always better. 

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