On this site, people seem to say that legal experience is the norm and it's nothing outstanding. However, in my paralegal graduating class (approx. 50 students in both sections), I know of 4 people that got into law school within a year after graduation. We had legal education and practical legal experience, and how wouldn't that help an application to law school?
Thanks for replying. That is good to hear. I was inspired to go into law due to experience litigating numerous tax and civil matters in Alberta's Court of Queens Bench and Alberta's Provincial court, as a self-represented litigant. I also assisted other co-workers over the years with similar matters, mostly involving Tax, Breach of Contract, or Wrongful Dismissal. It is nice to see that some law schools take experience into account.
I attended undergrad at UBC from 2010-2013 (Math and Economics), where I took very odd courses like Calculus III, Calculus IV, Complex Variables, Econometrics, and some upper level courses in Probability. I got many, many C and C+ grades. My GPA was 2.9; 2.4 if you exclude my Year 1. I then applied 1/2 of that degree to an Accounting one, which I graduate this May 2021 - where my GPA is 3.9 so far over 13 courses (1 1/3 years). So I am being pulled down by the 2.4.