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Hey guys, wondering if someone can give me an idea of my chances for U of T law.

3.03 cGPA, 3.57 B3, 3.71 L2 (did awful in first year), U of T undergrad in a decently competitive program with nothing but As in 3rd and 4th year

166 LSAT

 ECs - Head of student run philanthropy group at u of t, Senior Editor of a undergrad journal, volunteer work with indigenous social work groups, volunteer baseball coach for a development group (young kids just starting baseball), moot court competitor and few other minor ones, Undergraduate research experience, had an essay published in an undergrad journal 

Work experience: Capital Market Compliance at a large Canadian bank, business development for one of the seven sisters in Toronto, athletic coordinator at U of T 

I have confidence in my abilities to write a solid PS as well. 

 

Any guesses or insights would help! Thank you!

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9 minutes ago, ariscuderi said:

Hey guys, wondering if someone can give me an idea of my chances for U of T law.

3.03 cGPA, 3.57 B3, 3.71 L2 (did awful in first year), U of T undergrad in a decently competitive program with nothing but As in 3rd and 4th year

166 LSAT

 ECs - Head of student run philanthropy group at u of t, Senior Editor of a undergrad journal, volunteer work with indigenous social work groups, volunteer baseball coach for a development group (young kids just starting baseball), moot court competitor and few other minor ones, Undergraduate research experience, had an essay published in an undergrad journal 

Work experience: Capital Market Compliance at a large Canadian bank, business development for one of the seven sisters in Toronto, athletic coordinator at U of T 

I have confidence in my abilities to write a solid PS as well. 

 

Any guesses or insights would help! Thank you!

Are you an Indigenous Applicant?

If so you are in.

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I'd say your chances are quite good but not certain. Due to your lower B3 I would say you could get in later in the cycle in February or March. I do know people entering 1L with me right now with a similar B3 GPA and a worse LSAT than you that got in right around that time. The upward trend in your grades is certainly helpful and your ECs are good. 

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14 minutes ago, NeverGiveUp said:

Are you an Indigenous Applicant?

If so you are in.

No, I am not. Just took an interest in Indigenous studies and have a lot of course work on Indigenous topics (issues, governance etc). 

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I'm not sure I see how those stats constitute being a splitter. It appears you're at median/slightly below median for LSAT and significantly below median for GPA. I would think you have okay to below average chances. I also don't see why you would necessarily think you would write a solid PS. 

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1 hour ago, jwms said:

I'm not sure I see how those stats constitute being a splitter. It appears you're at median/slightly below median for LSAT and significantly below median for GPA. I would think you have okay to below average chances. I also don't see why you would necessarily think you would write a solid PS. 

Haha. My cGPA is low so yes I would be considered a splitter at some major Canadian law schools. In addition, I can write a solid PS because im no stranger to PS type letters/format/content and I've seen both my older siblings along with numerous friends write successful PS for various law schools including U of T. Thx for your reply though!

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28 minutes ago, ariscuderi said:

Haha. My cGPA is low so yes I would be considered a splitter at some major Canadian law schools. In addition, I can write a solid PS because im no stranger to PS type letters/format/content and I've seen both my older siblings along with numerous friends write successful PS for various law schools including U of T. Thx for your reply though!

Right, but B3 is what UofT cares about, right? And you're posting in the UofT forum. Which makes your B3 relevant here -- making your numbers not the stats of a splitter.

I also don't follow your logic, re writing a solid PS, but I don't think that matters. More power to you if you're feeling confident in that regard. I will say that I'd be surprised if the majority of successful candidates to UofT didn't have access to a 'PS type letters/format/content' which were successful, and without your knowing who is reading it and what they are looking for in a particular year, it would seem to be very presumptuous to state that you're solid there. But, again, I don't think this part of things matters much.

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You may be a splitter if the school looked at your cGPA, but your B3 GPA are not splitter stats. More importantly, U of T doesn't accept a lot of splitters from what I've seen; they want both a competitive GPA and LSAT score. 

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