The Real Jack McCoy wrote:redgreenpaper wrote:CanadianWolf wrote:Interesting to note that GPA is more important than LSAT to Canadian law schools. Reverse is true in the U.S.
Is this fact confirmed? Also, I editted my question if you guys have some advice about York University.
Yes, it is most certainly true. The main reason is probably that GPAs from Canadian schools are, at least to other Canadian schools, better and more reliable indicators than their American counterparts. The Canadian educational system is simply more uniform than the American system. U of T is something of an outlier grades wise, but other schools know this, so you should get a little more leeway with a U of T degree (in the same way that all top schools know that Princeton deflates, all law schools in Canada are familiar with U of T's stricter grading policy), especially since Canadian schools are also a little more "holistic" than American schools.
York is a perfectly respectable university, though it obviously is a step down from U of T and doesn't have the international reputation. Do you know what you plan to study in undergrad? If you already know your major then you should probably look at the differences between York and U of T for your specific interests.
Also: lawstudents.ca is a much better source than TLS for Canadian admissions.
I plan on studying at either York or U of T. The only thing stopping me from going to U of T is the curve. Like some people said, Canadian law schools care more about GPA than they do LSAT so I'm kind of leaning towards York. Also, I plan on doing something that may prep me for law school or at least promise me a high GPA like philosophy or psychology. And yeah, I have been going on lawstudents.ca.