Hi guys! I'm from Canada, and new to this forum. Looking forward to interacting here!
I'm considering applying for the BA in Jurisprudence at Oxford as a second degree (I know that law is an undergraduate program in the UK, but my understanding is that plenty of students do apply to the program as a second degree, and many are also eligible for senior status if they meet the requirements).
On the law department's website, it says that students who wish to be considered for acceptance into law and have at least a 1:1 in their first degree are eligible for admission to the program with senior status, whereas applicants with a 2:1 can only be considered for entry into the regular 3-year track program.
My undergraduate GPA at a Canadian university studying Public Policy with a specialization in International Studies and a minor in History is in the range of what would be considered a 2:1 in the UK.
As far as other factors go, I have participated in a number of extracurriculars (I've been an executive member at the Amnesty International chapter at my university and have been an active member of a number of other clubs (including Students Taking Action on Darfur), and I was awarded the Ontario International Education Scholarship to study abroad in Turkey for a year. Additionally, I've have studied a couple languages (French to the intermediate level, Turkish to the basic level), and will be writing an honours thesis this year. I figure I can elaborate on these things in my personal statement.
As far as my high school numbers go, I had an average of 90% in my final year of my Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Oxford asks for a minimum of 85%) and I took one AP course (History) and got a 5. I know it is only 1 AP, but that was a long time ago (I was in high school at the time and have done a lot since then!), and I even completed a minor in history with an overall mark in the A range (I know they like it when law applicants have taken history courses.)
I've also taken 1 LNAT practice test, and I got 28/42 on it.
Do you guys have any insight into what my chances might be overall?
(In particular, I'm curious as to whether a 2:1 can realistically give me a chance of admission in any case, or whether it is just a bare minimum requirement they set out with which very few people are actually accepted.)