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Re: Any Vancouverites here?? specifically those writing Oct 2004??
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2004, 11:41:47 PM »
overall, I think UVIC as a school is easier to get into than UBC or SFU
BUt for UVIC Law, it's completely different
I was a little shocked myself..

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Re: Any Vancouverites here?? specifically those writing Oct 2004??
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2004, 11:44:08 PM »
UVic admin standards are quite a bit higher than UBC. 

I am not sure that the quality of the student body can be evaluated solely on the marks/LSAT, however.  That's always one of the big advantages I saw in Windsor Law, although this doesn't mean that I'll actually take the time to fill all their many forms.
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Re: Any Vancouverites here?? specifically those writing Oct 2004??
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2004, 11:48:16 PM »
You're absolutely right.
One cannot measure the quality of the student body solely on GPA or LSAT marks
I guess I'm speaking more in terms of the ppl I've personally encountered that have gone through UVIC Law vs. UBC Law


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Re: Any Vancouverites here?? specifically those writing Oct 2004??
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2004, 11:48:52 PM »
yeah, I was talking about their respective law programs...

any idea what the standards are for these schools?  medians/lsats?  I honestly had no idea that UVic's standards were higher.  If I had, I would have applied to UVic instead of UBC.   :-\

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Re: Any Vancouverites here?? specifically those writing Oct 2004??
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2004, 11:54:04 PM »
Cheeks,
These stats were obtained when I attended a Law Forum held at UBC..
UBC: 162 LSAT, 80% GPA
UVIC: 165 LSAT, 3.87 GPA

But it's not just about the marks..
like you said, the class size is much smaller and they're just more finicky from what I've heard

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Re: Any Vancouverites here?? specifically those writing Oct 2004??
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2004, 11:55:07 PM »
Cheeks, the UVic index:

(GPA x 175) + (LSAT percentile x 3)

925 was the MINIMUM cutoff in 2004.
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Re: Any Vancouverites here?? specifically those writing Oct 2004??
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2004, 11:55:49 PM »
okay, but is the GPA on a 4.00?  or 4.33?  UVic uses a 4.33 right?

EDIT:  and by minimum, do you mean I am accepted if over 925, or that my application gets thrown in the garbage if it's not over 925?

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Re: Any Vancouverites here?? specifically those writing Oct 2004??
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2004, 11:58:23 PM »
okay, but is the GPA on a 4.00?  or 4.33?  UVic uses a 4.33 right?


I heard conflicting stories about this, but UVic itself uses a 4.33 so I would believe so.  They also take half a year out.
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Re: Any Vancouverites here?? specifically those writing Oct 2004??
« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2004, 12:00:09 AM »
okay, because a 3.87 median would seem REALLY high (along with a 165).  Those are more like Berkeley's standards ... 

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Re: Any Vancouverites here?? specifically those writing Oct 2004??
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2004, 12:04:48 AM »
Keep in mind that a 4.3 and a 4 scale doesn't create much of a difference for many people.  It's there to give some brownie points, although it does make a big difference for some people. 
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