How to Apply to Law School in Canada | How I got into Canada's #1 law school: UofT Law! Tips/Tricks



Hi guys!

I’m back with more law school content! This time, on how to apply to law school in Canada 🙂
Applying to law school can be a super confusing and complicated process, and there isn’t always a lot of Canadian content out there, so I thought I’d share my experience! In this video, I break down everything you need/I’ve learned about the process over the past year. I was lucky enough to be accepted into the University of Toronto Law School and Osgoode Hall Law School, the two best law schools in Canada, despite a low GPA, so I’ll also be sharing what my application looked like! This video lists the things you need to apply to law school and how to apply.

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As mentioned in the video, I did apply to several American law schools, so I thought I’d also share what my application looked like for that. So for US schools, instead of using OLSAS, you use LSAC to apply to everything!
My LSAT score was the same, a 172. (American schools care about LSAT a little more)
My GPA actually increased when LSAC standardized it, from a 3.54 to a 3.56
I wrote all the optional/why x school essays allowed.
I wrote diversity statements for schools with more broad definitions of diversity.
As you may be able to see, I am NOT a URM.
I submitted most of my applications in November/early December, US deadlines are a little later than American ones.
I had three letters of recommendation when I applied, but added another one in the spring.

I talk in very general terms in this video, if your application doesn’t look like something I’m describing, definitely don’t let that dissuade you from applying to law school. The biggest takeaway should be that law schools are looking for a diverse incoming class, as long as you can show what you bring to the table and why you’re well-suited for a career in law, you’ll be fine. Applications aren’t always about the numbers!

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43 comments

  1. I’m doing my bachelors degree In India rn and I wanna study law in Canada …and I was just wondering if I apply for law school in Canada , while sitting in India will I get in ???

  2. I did not think as an asian your minority representation matters. I thought it would actually hinder your chances of being accepted given the ratio of asians getting in to high level jobs. This is a concern of my own as a south asian. I have not done much research on this issue though. I am only a second year undergrad. can anyone advise

  3. Thank you so much this helped a lot . I guess I'm gonna have a long way because if I apply i'mma be an international student .
    Anyway I hope you have a great day and I hope you're enjoying your life . Thanks for the video

  4. This year , 2021 is roving to be the most circus like application and acceptance rate in Canadian Law school history. The COvid has resulted in record number of applicants because there is a lack of work so students are staying in university. The result is a huge crop of students who wouldn't even consider law school other than this reason.

  5. Hi, I am Indian planning to be a Canadian Lawyer. I have completed my 12th. Could you please let me know which exam should I be attending to be a lawyer?
    2. What is the next step?
    3. Can I be practicing after completing my law school?
    4. Is the course worth completing?
    5. What is the scope of the job?
    6. How can I manage to complete my course and do a part time job?

  6. As someone who studied international relations at UofT, what were your language requirements? Since I’m only familiar with UBC where you have to take 4 courses in a different language. Thanks for the informative video! & Congrats on getting into UofT law!!!

  7. Hi Caroline, new sub here!! Thanks for the fantastic video and CONGRATS on your acceptances! I dunno why I'm binging law school content after I've submitted my apps, but you've made me feel a lot better. I'm 168/3.84 going for UofT for intellectual property law with a STEM background. Out of curiosity, why did you not apply to Western or Queens?

  8. Thankyou so much for this video! I'm currently a business student in my 3rd year and I also don't think my GPA is as good as the requirements for UofT, however your video gave me a little more clarity! I just wanted to know how many LSATs did you take?

  9. I have a few questions I’d like to ask if you can answer them for me I’d really appreciate.
    1. Do international students studying law in Canada get a job after graduation or can they only practice law in their country?
    2. Is the LSAT exam of Canada same as the US LSAT?
    3. I’m currently senior year of undergrad in New York. Spring is my last semester and I’m hoping to start law school fall 2021. When do you suggest I start working on my LSAT?
    4. In terms of law school loans, are there loan options granted to international students?
    5. Do you think law school is expensive in the US or Canada?
    6. Can you suggest some LSAT practice resources that will guarantee a good LSAT score?
    7. Is it true that you can only get a job as a lawyer right out of college only if you’re in an Ivy League?

  10. Hey! Do you have thoughts on applying to Canadian law schools with a GPA of 3.9 from UofT and a LSAT score of 160? I'm considering whether I should retake the LSAT, or whether 160 will be enough to get into Canadian law schools

  11. How do i submit my transcript to OLSAS? At the moment it says that I submit a transcript request and that my transcript will be sent to OLSAS after I submit on November 1 , so I’m not sure if this is correct.

  12. hey! loved the video! when you applied in your fourth year did you upload your transcripts in the fall, then after the fall semester (January ish) then once again after your final semester (April ish) ? I'm a little confused as to when I should submit my transcripts as ill also be applying in my fourth year.

  13. Loved the video, thanks so much! I’m no where near applying to law school, I’m going into my undergrad this fall 😂 I’ve just been super nervous about it after shamefully spending hours on the internet reading posts about why I shouldn’t become a lawyer. This really happened to bring back my motivation though 🙂

  14. Hey! I'm a fellow UofT student! My gpa was 3.71 and I have been soooooo nervous that LSAC will lower my GPA. Have you found that other UofT students' GPA went higher when it was standardized?

  15. I saw that you got into Georgetown! You should be so proud of yourself!! Are you planning on attending a US school or a school in Canada?

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