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Law school chances

LanctotLanctot Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
edited September 2013 in McGill University
Alright here is the deal

Undergrad GPA 2.75 (3 or something like that in 2 last years)

Masters in Sport management in the #1 US school (for sport management) GPA 3.3

I do plan on taking the LSAT. Lets take for granted here that I do have an excellent resume and good reference letters.

And I did start a certificate in law at UdeM (only took one class becuase well I they wouldnt let me take more and got A+. Should I mention this? Is this even relevant?)

Do I have a shot?

Major thanks!
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Replies to: Law school chances

  • CatriaCatria Registered User Posts: 11,349 Senior Member
    McGill law: High reach (it's not a school that is splitter-friendly)

    But, if you're willing to spend a fortune (or take out a fortune on student loans) on law school, Northwestern might be the one law school you need (provided you score 174+ on the LSAT)
  • LanctotLanctot Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    It has to be in Montreal.

    And I dont know if that will play in the end but Im pretty sure I have a very different field of interest than most.
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,211 Senior Member
    I think your chances at McGill are very slim. A 2.75 gpa is a killer for Canadian law schools, regardless of your LSAT score.
  • CatriaCatria Registered User Posts: 11,349 Senior Member
    The lowest admit at McGill last year had 3.3 GPA, undergrad + grad combined, hence the high reach. Then again, you said that the softs were on your side, so, even if all transcripts were reported, even the one from law school, best to retake the undergrad courses (or to take additional law school courses if possible) until the total GPA is in the 3.3-3.4 range. Of course, this assumes a 170+ LSAT.
  • LanctotLanctot Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    Ohh thanks for that reply. Shall I add that 3.3 on my masters is equal to 87% avg
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,211 Senior Member
    Confirm that McGill will accept course retakes and any coursework done after graduation prior to proceeding with this plan. I don't know about McGill specifically but most Canadian law schools will not. In addition, even for those schools that will allow for it, retaking a class will not negate the original grade. They will both be counted.

    Question for you, how is a 3.3 considered an 87%?
  • LanctotLanctot Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    Thats how they graded in my masters... 93+ was A, 90-92.99 A- a C was 75

    Should I make this clear?
  • LanctotLanctot Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    To them that I had 87% or a teacher?
  • alwaysamomalwaysamom Registered User Posts: 12,211 Senior Member
    Lanctot, when your transcript is submitted by your undergrad or grad program, there is usually an accompanying bit of information as to grading scale, class average/median, etc. I don't think you need to explain it yourself.
  • LanctotLanctot Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    my odds are terrible low but I would regret not giving this a try. Im going to kill the lsat and see from there
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