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Grade 12 courses

Soon i’m going to be picking my courses for next year(g12). I wanna go to university and study subjects related to law. I wanna go to law school after uni. I know that high school courses don’t determine if you get into law school or not and high school is completely irrelevant when entering law school. But I want a good average next year and idk what courses to take, any suggestions?

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  1. You can study anything in undergrad and go to law school, so it literally doesn’t matter what you take. Just do what you’re interested in/easiest to get high grades.

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  2. You don’t need to take “subjects related to law” to go to law school. You can apply to law school with any degree. Figure out what programs you are interested in applying to and check the admissions requirements. You may find that English 4U is the only mandatory course and if so then you are free to choose any additional 5-6 U/M level courses that interest you (some universities restrict the number of M courses you can include in your top 6 so I would check that as well). If you are aiming for a social sciences program Data Management can be a useful course as you will most likely be required to take a statistics course. Other than that choose courses you know you can do well in.

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  3. a) Acceptance rates to law schools in Canada is less than 10%

    b) You can apply to law school with any degree.

    c) There is no such thing as studying “law” in undergrad. You are not in law school.

    d) Consider how useful your degree will be in the job market if, in all likelihood, you do not get into law school.

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  4. Hey, Im in a very similar position as you are. I recommend taking law (obviously), politics, philosophy, English, history, economics, and pick 2 other easy courses 🙂 good luck !!

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  5. This depends on what you are looking for. The courses you take in high school will have no impact whatsoever on a grad degree of any kind. If you want to be prepared for law school – law classes, psychology, criminology, philosophy, history and politics are good to take. but that’s for personal gain/knowledge and will not impact whether or not you get accepted.
    It also depends on what you want to take as an undergrad degree, because your high school classes will effect that. Most schools will list recommended courses, along with their required ones. If not, you can easily google good courses to take for that program.
    While you can go to law school with any undergrad degree, the degree you have will be taken into consideration when you apply. Political science, psychology, criminology/ criminal justice, English ect are all good to take to get into law school.
    With that being said, getting into law school is hard and A LOT of people decide it’s not what they want to do so try to pick an undergrad degree that you like (it will also make it easier to do well and get the grades you need for law school) so that even if you don’t get in (i’m not trying to discourage you at all but just acknowledge that there is the risk) you wouldn’t have wasted four years and all that money. You want to be able to make a career you like in that field just case.
    Best of luck!

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  6. To add onto my answer: you want courses that you will do well in and get good marks, but universities are less likely to accept you if you have all easy A courses. I would take courses that you are strong in (but that isn’t a bird class) as well as maybe a couple easy A courses (open electives) to help boost your average. I can’t tell you to take specific courses because I don’t know what subjects you’re good at. Just make sure you take courses that are related to the undergrad program you’re applying to.

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