In this blog, you will learn striking OLSAS statistics and 4 proven tips that will help your application stand out.


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OLSAS Statistics and Tips

It should come as no surprise that gaining admissions into the law school of your choice is no small task. Gaining admissions has become even more difficult and competitive today, as more and more students apply to law schools without a proportional increase in the number of seats available in each entering class.

How competitive you may ask? Well according to the Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS) statistics, the chances of gaining acceptance into an Ontario law school is typically less than 10%. For instance, the chances of gaining admissions into the University of Western Ontario law school are a mere 5.7% (Figure 1).

Furthermore, OLSAS statistics show that the majority of students who gain acceptance into law school have a very high GPA (Figure 2), along with a very competitive LSAT score. However, it should be noted that a high GPA and competitive LSAT scores do not guarantee you a seat in a law school. There are many students who have a GPA that is lower than the average accepted GPA (along with low LSAT scores) who gain acceptance, while there are students who have extremely high GPAs and LSAT score that do not receive the much sought after letter of acceptance. Thus, it should be clear that a high GPA and competitive LSAT scores are not the sole deciding factor and will not guarantee you admissions into the law school of your choice.

So how can we explain this unexpected result? Or, more importantly, how do we account for those students who gain acceptance with a low GPA and LSAT scores over those students with much higher scores? The answer: their law school application is outstanding!

Tips to create the perfect OLSAS application

At BeMo, we believe that every student deserves to have experienced guidance in order to present his or her best self. Therefore, we have created a variety of programs designed to help you achieve this goal.

  • Law school application review — one-on-one sessions to go over all or any section of the application. This includes review of your law school personal statement/essay and/or your law school OLSAS sketch.
  • OLSAS GPA Conversion Calculator – Use our OLSAS GPA conversion calculator to convert your marks from any university to the OLSAS grading system.

Good luck on your application!

To your success,

Your friends at BeMo

BeMo Academic Consulting

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1 Comments

Azell

Would you say it is easier to become a lawyer or doctor in Canada based on acceptance rates.

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BeMo Academic Consulting

Hello Azell! Thanks for your question. According to statistics, acceptance rates in law schools in Canada are higher than in medical schools. Remember, this does not mean that it is easy to get into law school! It is still a very competitive program!

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