<p>Hi, this is my first post but it is a meaningful topic to myself.</p>
<p>I am a high school junior in Canada. Hoping to do an engineering major, what are ways to maximizing potential to earn admittance into a top American law school? besides having a high LSAT score etc. that is. I am wondering what schools in Canada could help with this? I am aware of low GPAs in places such as Toronto</p>
<p>Need to ask: where do you plan to practice? I ask because I’m not sure what the rules in the specific Canadian provinces are regarding admission to the bar with an American law degree, and also not sure of rules in US regarding admission for foreign national to state bar. Doing a bit of research now may save you a lot of aggravation later.
But regarding admission to top US law schools, the consensus seems to be that numbers rule everything-in other words, the higher your LSAT and GPA, the better your chances. While some credit may be given for attending a school with a “better” reputation, it seems as if numbers rule.</p>
<p>McGill and University of Toronto are the best schools in Eastern Canada, in Western Canada it’s the University of British Columbia in Kelowna (although I think they have an urban campus too). Ironically UBC was started as a western branch of McGill. If I was from Canada that would be my domestic dream school.</p>
<p>Well I was hoping for a JD-MBA with the JD being the first step. I know both programs require high test scores on the standardized LSAT and GMAT. First and foremost though, I am worried that an engineering major at some Canadian schools such as UofT would potentially hurt a GPA. Ultimately though, I want to go into business consulting. (Dual degree)</p>
<p>Honestly, if you’re looking for the best way to maximize your chances for law school (and to ultimately go into business consulting), don’t major in engineering. IMHO you’d be much better off with a major such as economics.</p>