Went into queue on Jan 19th!
LSAT: 154, 156
cGPA: 3.88 (with fall grades)
L2: 3.87 (Not with fall grades)
Happy to see some sort of movement on my application although I am prepared to be waiting for a LONG time.
Good Luck to everyone else in queue!
I'm not the person you asked, but I had a 2.95 cGPA from UBC (Arts), L2 3.4 and B2 3.6. I had a 164 LSAT. I got into TRU after initially being waitlisted for a few weeks.
I was never told what worked in my favour, but I had a Film Studies degree, work experience in photography, video production, and marketing, and a lot of volunteer experience.
I've heard TRU looks at your L3, with emphasis on your L2. If you can swing a 160+ you should be good to go.
I had the OP's stats almost exactly (except that I had a 2.89 CGPA). Back then, I applied at every English-language law school in the country that existed.
In the 2012 cycle, I was accepted at UVic, the University of Alberta, the University of Saskatchewan, UNB and Windsor. I ended up being waitlisted at Ottawa and at Western. I was rejected everywhere else. I should note that I generally applied as an access/discretionary candidate.
I had volunteered at a food bank, done independent research in undergrad, helped with other pro bono literature research, and held a bunch of other extracurriculars.
Much more importantly (in my mind and likely in the minds of the various admissions committees), I suffered and suffer from cystic fibrosis, Hemophilia A and chronic pain from a botched foot surgery.
I understand where you're coming from, and the same logic is why so many people major in polisci, philosophy, and criminology as a precursor to law school.
The reality is that there's no correlation between legal experience/education and success in law school. Admissions committees know this.
Additionally, there's a lot of value in accepting students with diverse educational and professional backgrounds. It makes for better, more educational discussions in the class room.
Having legal experience/education gives you more substance when it comes to explaining why you want to go to law school, but that's pretty much the extent of your advantage.