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Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:02 am

wow no one ?haha
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Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:03 pm

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Re: Anyone from HYS came from a Canadian university?

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:52 pm

You could try posting in the 'In at Harvard' thread in the 'Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists' forum. They might not like it, but at least one Canadian has been accepted there this cycle.

Anecdotally, it looks to me as if Canadian-educated Canadians suffer from the international handicap at Harvard.

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Re: Anyone from HYS came from a Canadian university?

Postby sayornis » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:22 pm

I'm Canadian and I went to school for a year in Canada before transferring to the States. I'll be going to HLS.

What did you major in?
Business/compsci back in Canada, now more of a social science major in the States.

What were your marks average wise, and GPA? and how the hell does GPA conversion work with Canadian grades?
There are letter grades next to your percentages and LSAC just looks at that. For example, at my old school:
80-85: A-
86-89: A
90+: A+

LSAC takes the letter grades and convert it to a 4.3 scale
A-: 3.67 or something
A: 4.00
A+: 4.33

How was your LSAT?
See profile/LSN.

What was your softs?

See profile/LSN.

Did you feel you were at a disadvantage against inland people?

I think I would've been at a disadvantage if I didn't transfer. It had more to do with my major than the fact my old school was Canadian. Also I think an Ivy name carries more weight.

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Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:37 pm

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Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:39 pm

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Re: Anyone from HYS came from a Canadian university?

Postby goxgo » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:51 pm

As an American who studied in Canada I have been wondering the same thing. Despite what seems to be a generous curve, where a 80+ is an A, Canadian GPAs are generally lower with some schools even having average GPA's hovering around 2.3 and as we all know, the LSAC does not differenciate between US and Canadian GPA's. So it is possible to have a Canadian student who graduated in the top 25% of thier class and still not break a 3.0, in some faculties. For instance I know my roommate was in the top ten of his program and had a 3.1.

From what I have heard is basically we include an addendum and prep for the LSAT like there is no tomorrow. I am interested did you do an honours degree? What University are you coming from?

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Re: Anyone from HYS came from a Canadian university?

Postby Vaclac » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:38 pm

I'm Canadian as well, and got into HLS, so there's another one of us. I am a dual citizen however, and currently living and working in the US, so I don't know if they considered me as Canadian or US. Went to University of Waterloo/Wilfrid Laurier University for a double degree program in Math and Business. For me I felt like the GPA conversion was if anything generous, but I guess it depends on your program. A+ was 90-100 and counted as 4.33 which helped me a lot, since I had about half A+'s, which offset some of the A-'s and B+'s that I have, and still ended up with a GPA a little over 4.

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Postby lawschool2014hopeful » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:43 pm

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Re: Anyone from HYS came from a Canadian university?

Postby sayornis » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:52 am

At the Harvard ASW I met a handful of people from Canada (UofT, Queens, Concordia etc.)

From what I can gather, there are more Canadians with US undergrads at top law schools than Canadians with Canadian undergrads. However, combining the two = still a very small group of Canadians. Def not impossible to get in though.




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