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Hey all,

I've been doing a bit of planning over the summer in regards to my future post-undergrad (I finish this upcoming year), and I was thinking about applying to McGill law after my last year. McGill law is not the only plan I have -- as I also intend to apply to several universities for graduate studies -- but I was just curious what you all would think my chances for admission are.

1. Grades: I had a 4.0 GPA (all grades are on a 4.0 scale) my first year, 3.9 second year, and 3.9 third year. If cGPA matters I calculated it to be a 3.93 GPA. Also, I have no idea if program matters but I am currently a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) student.

2. LSAT: I will not be writing the LSAT as the only law school I am interested in is McGill due to its uniqueness.

3. Work experience: Lots of work experience in leadership positions and also lots of experience dealing with stressful situations in my jobs (probably worked a bit too much and sacrificed some potential volunteer work opportunities). Experience working with the government, as well as experience working in a completely Francophone environment.

4. French: My first language is English and all my studies have been entirely in English; however, I have self-taught myself French and, as I mentioned previously, I have an adequate level of French to work in French in the service sector. I would say currently my level of French is intermediate-advanced but closer to advanced. 

4. Extra-Curriculars: Volunteered through Hockey as an official, coached sports in the past, vice-president for a club at my university, a bit of experience volunteering with youth offenders and with students with learning disabilities. That's all I can think of off the top of my head, but I think I could strengthen this part of my application (if not for this year, perhaps in the future if I intend to reapply).

I think that's all that's relatively important, but if there are any questions that you have to clarify my situation please feel free to ask.

Cheers

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Your stats and experiences are comparable to mine (I had a negligibly higher GPA, but worse ECs) and I was accepted. I wrote the LSAT, though, and had an alright score.

The admissions process is pretty nebulous to me, but I'd say that you have pretty good odds. Best of luck!

 

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