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Chance me JD Ontario [3.4, 3.83, 159]

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Interested in applying this cycle for Ontario JD and JD/MBA at a few schools (Western/Queens).

 

OLASAS CGPA: 3.4/4.0

OLASAS L2: 3.83/4.0

LSAT: 159 (Taking again this August) 

Summer work experience and great softs plus references (academic and professional) 

Appreciate all the advice ✊🏿

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2 hours ago, TonyMilano said:

Interested in applying this cycle for Ontario JD and JD/MBA at a few schools (Western/Queens).

 

OLASAS CGPA: 3.4/4.0

OLASAS L2: 3.83/4.0

LSAT: 159 (Taking again this August) 

Summer work experience and great softs plus references (academic and professional) 

Appreciate all the advice ✊🏿

You’ll need 160+ to get the GMAT waived at both schools. Should be ok for Queens and Western law as per the last 2 years CGPA. 
 

Not sure if you know but Ivey requires a minimum solid 2 years work experience for admission. Most regular track MBAs will have 4-5 years. Smith prefers work experience but it is not necessary. I was told that they’ll waive it for otherwise exceptional candidates. 

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6 hours ago, TonyMilano said:

Interested in applying this cycle for Ontario JD and JD/MBA at a few schools (Western/Queens).

 

OLASAS CGPA: 3.4/4.0

OLASAS L2: 3.83/4.0

LSAT: 159 (Taking again this August) 

Summer work experience and great softs plus references (academic and professional) 

Appreciate all the advice ✊🏿

Hi Tony, I hope you are not using your real name.

Your L2/B2 is competitive. A 160+ will increase your chance

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I got into Osgoode (JD and JD/MBA), Queen's, Western, and Ryerson with a 3.30 / 3.84 / 165 and strong PS / softs. 

I looked into both Queen's and Western's JD/MBA programs. Queen's is bigger (avg ~5 candidates/year but they noted this year they're looking at closer to 10), work experience is a soft that is considered but not required, and largely case-based, while Western has a better reputation, is pricier, and smaller (~1-2 per year). Queen's said they'd waive my GMAT while I stopped looking into Western because it was too late to apply. Queen's lets you apply during the OLSAS application cycle or during 1L, whereas Western only takes students during OLSAS cycle (as its program starts a bit before 1L).

I went with Osgoode for the JD/MBA because they are significantly more generous with bursaries/scholarships on the MBA side of it, such that the joint program can cost, in tuition terms, nearly equivalent to the JD alone. And because I wanted to live in Toronto / see value in being in Toronto for networking / job market. Some have called Osgoode's joint program a "mill" because it produces ~20-25 JD/MBA students per year, but on the flip side, it has a larger alumni base, a solid joint program student association, and better developed processes than schools where you may be the sole JD/MBA student :P  

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