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 Dave Killoran
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If you have questions about Canadian law schools, Canadian admissions, or taking the LSAT in Canada, please post them here and we'll do our best to help out!
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What are some helpful considerations when deciding whether or not to apply to Canadian law schools?
U.S. citizen here thinking of applying to Mcgill and UT in addition to many American schools. Is the process largely the same?
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 evelineliu
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Hi menkenj,

The key differences between Canadian and American law schools are that Canadian schools rarely offer scholarships. GPA is a lot more important, and multiple LSAT takes are discouraged, so aim for no more than 2 takes. It's also a good idea to aim for schools where you want to practice geographically.

Hope that helps,
Eveline
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As a Canadian citizen who completed her undergrad degree in the US, I can't help but feel like I'm at a disadvantage when applying to Canadian law schools. For example, in McGill Admissions, I know my file is not reviewed with the other "Quebec applicants/residents" but rather is reviewed with the pile of "Other/US Institutions" applicants, which are undoubtedly more competitive as there are less spots available for this group of applicants. Do you think it's worth it for me to inquire about the possibility for my application to be reviewed among the other Quebec applicants, or is this just how it goes? Thanks.
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 mayank_vaishya
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Hey everyone,

Background: I am Mayank from India, and I intend to move to Canada soon (by virtue of being a permanent resident ). I am 29 years old and I am an India CPA with extensive work experience in commercial law related areas such as, India Centric Fiscal laws (Income tax & GST ), International Tax treaty laws (DTAA's) , Company laws, Foreign exchange management laws and others business regulatory laws , Private and Public trust laws, and Indian succession laws. This experience of worth 7 years has been gained while working with BDO, EY and via independent practice (all three in India). Since I have been exposed to all these areas I have developed a strong affinity for studying laws in more detail and hence the wish to crack LSAT in November. Since I intend to live in Vancouver and the fact that I'd prefer to study commercial laws in detail, I hope to get into Peter Allard School of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia.

My questions are thus:

1. Peter Allard's website states that they accept applications with a median LSAT score of 165. Assuming that i get a lower score than that, based on my work experience is there a chance they'd accept me ? Since I am also not taught in Canada and USA, I believe GPA scores aren't applicable on me (per what I read on the LSAC website )

2. Given my affinity to learn more of commercial laws, are there other suitable colleges in Canada which could cater to my requirements better.

3.Assuming i get a LSAT score of 155, which other colleges should I be looking at both in Canada and USA

P.S-(CPA's are allowed to represent clients here in India for tax related matters)

Many thanks
Mayank

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