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Rainology
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Hi everyone,

I'm (slowly) working on compiling the admissions data for all schools, since it was invaluable to me as an applicant. As this is a time-consuming manual process that requires me to save each page individually, I will only be going back 5 years to 2017. I hope future applicants will find it helpful!

This is the post for McGill University.

McGill University - Accepted 2017.pdf 264146050_McGillUniversity-Accepted2018.pdf McGill University - Accepted 2019.pdf McGill University - Accepted 2020.pdf McGill University - Accepted 2021.pdf McGill University - Waitlisted 2017.pdf McGill University - Waitlisted 2018.pdf McGill University - Waitlisted 2019.pdf McGill University - Waitlisted 2020.pdf McGill University - Waitlisted 2021.pdf

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Thanks for this info @Rainology. I compiled the Accepted data for the last 5 years into tables for the viewing pleasure of future applicants. 

I tried as best as I could to sort the data by date accepted and not posting date, obviously this wasn't clear for everyone. 

GPA is unfiltered as posted, I included the scale if the OP did, if not just the raw number.

LSAT should be self explanatory.

Comments are other interesting facts that the poster mentioned.

There probably is one or two typos, so "use" this data at your own risk. 😜

 

2017 - Accepted - University Applicants

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2018 - Accepted - University Applicants

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2019 - Accepted - University Applicants

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2020 - Accepted - University Applicants

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2021 - Accepted - University Applicants

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2017 - 2021 Cegep Admits

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On 8/26/2021 at 2:32 PM, ccq35 said:

There have been some questions in the McGill Discord channel about admissions stats, so I'll share what I've found here:

2018 (source: https://www.mcgill.ca/law/files/law/2018-mcgill-law-admissions_presentation_fb.pdf)

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2020 (source: https://www.mcgill.ca/law/bcl-jd/admissions-guide/eligibility)

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Interesting. Based on this, McGill stats are almost on par with U of T. Higher CGPA (and note, U of T takes B3, not CGPA), but slightly lower lsat - and not by much.

 

Looks like tuition is starting to matter more to incoming students. Plus Montreal, is just such a nicer city.

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35 minutes ago, PzabbytheLawyer said:

Interesting. Based on this, McGill stats are almost on par with U of T. Higher CGPA (and note, U of T takes B3, not CGPA), but slightly lower lsat - and not by much.

 

Looks like tuition is starting to matter more to incoming students. Plus Montreal, is just such a nicer city.

I'd give my firstborn and my left nut (likely in the opposite order) for the French skills to be competent at McGill. Montreal is beautiful, plus you get 2 law degrees for less than the price of one. 

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To be honest, it’s shocking how little French is needed to get by, and even to do extremely well in some cases. It probably offends the philosophical foundation of the transsystemic, bilingual program, but it’s an open secret that Google Translate can get the job done most of the time, and students are never obligated to speak or write in French. I do wonder to what extent we’re losing our civil law abilities, and the associated intellectual benefits of training in a bijural environment, but that’s a whole other issue. 

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4 minutes ago, ccq35 said:

To be honest, it’s shocking how little French is needed to get by, and even to do extremely well in some cases. It probably offends the philosophical foundation of the transsystemic, bilingual program, but it’s an open secret that Google Translate can get the job done most of the time, and students are never obligated to speak or write in French. I do wonder to what extent we’re losing our civil law abilities, and the associated intellectual benefits of training in a bijural environment, but that’s a whole other issue. 

How much dense reading do you guys do in French? 

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Obviously it depends on the course, but in the mandatory 1L classes, probably no more than a handful of doctrinal readings per course. Occasionally, some Quebec Superior Court or Court of Appeal decisions as well, but it’s really quite limited. This is also true in French sections of courses, from what I’ve been able to discern—cases are cases. If you’re reading Donoghue v Stevenson, you’re reading in English, even if the lecture is delivered in French. It can be quite odd, and occasionally very confusing, especially when you’re trying to learn legal terminology in two languages, but can’t complain!

Realistically, the French requirement is more of a hurdle that McGill imposes in admissions, and less of a “this is how competent you actually need to be to do well at McGill.” Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing…. who knows. 

*nobody call the Office québécois de la langue française on me pls

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