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  1. I don't know if this is poverty law that you are referring to. People under certain income level to access law. http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/csj-sjc/jsp-sjp/rr03_la13-rr03_aj13/index.html http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/csj-sjc/jsp-sjp/rr03_la13-rr03_aj13/toc-tdm.html
  2. I might also agree with MP. But since I don't know any about Canadian law, can you provide with more supporting claim about elder law, poverty law, first nations. I can really hardly find one. From link you provides, I still find those law are so conceptual. You career goal can be more like a research group and probably can be capable of teaching sociology law if you are interested in that type of laws or cultivate that interest long enough. , But for practice, I also have some degree of doubtfulness. But since I don't know know about law in Canada, I could be wrong. In my country in Asia, we don't have poverty law, we have personal bankruptcy law for a natural person. One can declare bankruptcy, living in highly limited financial condition. I don't know if that's poverty law you imply. Or you mean poor people are eligible to access to legal aid. I think poverty law is probably something unavoidably correlated with social justice and basic right of human right law. It's more like conceptual law or ideal law. Tramp may just transfer from one spot to another and may have hard time pay you since they are really poor already. Or you mean basic shelter for tramps. It's more like promoting social justice or basic human right law, it's more like promoting the concept for better human right. I think if I saw the course lists in law school opening in Asia, I might just intuitively and directly think it may be conceptual type of courses too. Elder law, euthanasia, it's already consent and become law. So this part probably be less likely to practice able. Or you mean getting elder pension regularly and consistently. Then it would be more close to social security law. Government with money will pay on regular and consistent basis. It's more about government funding and policy, that type of thing. Or elder criminal offence? then it's criminal law. or elder received malpractice?, Then it's probably still a civil dispute and it's still civil law regardless of their age group. First nation law, in Asia, we probably also have land reserved for first nation. They can purchase vast amount of land limited areas, sometimes in distant mountain range , at much lower price or cost. I can see those type of law may be still conceptual. It may be in developmental stage. It may be practicable one day. But it still need more building blocks.
  3. May I ask a question? If you compel yourself to sit in first few front raw, (that usually require commute early to occupy sits. In your undergraduate,do you usually go to class early ? will you do better this way if you have the chance of sitting in first few front rows of classes), will you be able to reduce chaotic distraction caused by bigger size of classes by since lots of classmates are just behind you anyway. It's quiet. Their vision toward teaching material is usually better when some of teacher's hand writing is scribbled like Picasso Paintings masterpiece . People need to take picture of them. People sit at the back probably may chat on an occasional basis and create distraction to neighboring classmates Years goes on, you may have less classmates so it may not be as crowded as you think. I think some of my first year courses are usually oversubscribed, I have, 80 classmates, as year goes on, higher year, only two third of them still remain in the program. In other words, it's not as crowded as you may think.. Some classes may even just have half of them or a quarter of them. Sometimes some of remaining ones just only shows up on occasional basis. Higher year class size is more loose or sparse.. That's my law school experience in asia
  4. But I also have some question regarding 95% percent for big law. I think my teacher graduating from Cornell SJD program, he told us in a civil procedure class, US has this type of job, they give u 120K US dollar in the past, now is probably pay law student with 160K if you are top 5% in that law school. I think he probably metaphorically imply or refer himself as top 5%. He said he score highest score in civil procedure class and just try basically everything he could to impress his professor or mentor, who is teaching civil procedure class, that is an area that he would to go on with his area of interest or specialty. He also said US law school is 24 hr job, and he always lock himself up in library to study. I guess he was just so stressed out at his LLM program in Cornell University and he was afraid of not being accepted to SJD program, no scholarship or no teaching position, he probably just have to discontinue his entire course of study. Since he didn't bring enough money with him to United States. The other forum, I found out, a guy with straight A , he shared us with his success of successfully transfer from LLM of Upenn to JD program. The courses grades ranged from A- to A+ distribution , and I assume the average probably and roughly A. Some classes he took along with JD students. Then he apply US job afterward and he apply 14 jobs and got accepted 7 afterward. so 95% of big law is almost close to everyone things, but I don't doubt the possibility. But it's not quite the same as story I hear from my teacher or a anonymous stranger posing his success to transfer to JD program of Upenn or get job in big law. But I am not doubtful that the possibility I could be wrong since US has world most corporations in that country and the economy scale is very huge. HYS are probably the most distinguished schools in that country.
  5. ..The article number of the corporation law in California exist many discontinuity ..... The total number of articles of corporation law in California is probably several thousand. Article number of California civil code may be just several thousands of them. Sorry for big error in my initial post
  6. California bar pass rate is 40% for first taker. NY bar pass rate is 80% for first taker which is high. NY bar You probably buy some in barbri bar review material , a cram school in US for online review, you may have a chance to pass it without really need getting LLM since it's all common law, Each country show some sort of similarity but also some sort of difference. In other words, it's not quite the same in some parts. Lots of people prefer NY not only because it's higher bar pass rate but also lots of commercial activity or corporate finance over there. Bar is multiple choice, I heard people do lots of old practice tests repetitively and past exam and figure out why they get right or get wrong for multiple choices. It's about both speed and accuracy in that exam. They also have a few essay type questions in NY. You may check that out for detail by google or google intended state bar pass rate. But be aware the subtle difference between passing bar and hunting an america job but that's another issue that's may be beyond my discussion here.
  7. I think Canadian law school in general are very good law school and offer very good quality of legal education. I think you got into two highly regarded schools dominating in east and in the west. I think law school is a place, no matter how hard one try, there will be some people always ahead of you. Especially if you got into a good ones and you think you do really well in some courses. , When see the class ranking of each single course. There is possibility that you may see more people ahead of you. That's the time you know you are surrounded by people with your own kinds. If you want to head down to California for bar , I may suggest you go to law school that you want to take bar. Law in each state law is quite apart from each other. California has 100000 Civil law articles !!!! That's mass quantity right there. Just a single civil law, not include criminal law, corporation law Corporation Law 35000 !!!! (Even reading the mass of articles may be beyond limits already, but I am suspicious of US law students need to study it all) and so many other laws unmentioned yet!!!! It's better get LLM in state that you would like to take the bar. In this case, Stanford may be you best bet. Berkeley is not a bad option.
  8. I think all poster make very good suggestion..sorry I felt to pick up that learning disorder or mental concern. I really do not know which school is ultimately better choice for you and you are the one who ultimately need to decide that for yourself. I just share some technique I get from law school. Have you ever used audio recorder before ? (I bought one look like a usb ,it's sort of like a hidden or disguised device for audio recording. Originally I don't want anyone know but I think soon they know. .maybe you can buy one like a pen) I actually seldom listen to the content of audio recorder. , But I have a habit to record every single worth recording class or important classes since my second and in case I may need it one day. That's the time when I bomb mid term of succession law and administration class , and do significant poor on them. But I don't want to repeat them. So I bought a audio recorder ever since mid term. "the most important is . .For administration law , I rewind or listen two or three times before exam, and It work out. That way is in a sense, audio recording . reproducing or duplicating teacher voice and content, may guide me through the course. If you do not know anyone or no one can help you out in law school, at least audio recorder help you ready for that"!!! That's really important and work for me for that administration class , it help review for a few challenging classes from beginning to the end. If you may chance or by luck know a bunch or make a few good friend in law school , you really need a bunch of buddies to cover each other up in law school, and help each other out may also help you ready for exam. . Getting to know some upperclassman if you just happen to know them by chance . They have notes, or old textbooks, sometimes may on occasion basis may eve the past recycled exams.. . They have information that which course is better. or easier when you want to make gpa boost.
  9. I try to chime in one cent I went to a law school without fancy building. Classmates may not have time to interact with each others. You can say it's like commute school. No one care your attendance or absence. No one care if you get kidnapped or hijacked. Half of classmates , has family responsibility and need to work while attend law schools spontaneously. There is probably just no time for each other. But I am still lucky to have a couple of good friends throughout the courses of law school. Administration is efficient but I seldom use their service throughout course of law school. Maybe I used a few times but I still think I hardly used those service. If their are really lousy, they won't make significant difference to me. I went to public law school which charge significantly less. My school doesn't have fancy building or structure, perhaps it's crappy one you referred to or regarded to.. since I don't pay much financially. I cannot blame its barn or ghetto look. I think the most important part about law school is really about quality of teachers, not the fancy building, not the administration, one may hardly use those wonderful service.,Something that you can take away may be enlightenment of teachers . That's why I went there. . . I am very grateful that I have quite a bit good professors throughout the course of law school and of course unavoidably still meet up with a few crappy or sloppy or lousy ones. (I may say to get audio recorder for law school and sit in front row of class may help, hook up with a few friend for group study) From passage, I can feel you are struggling between two. But I am not in your situations and I cannot say things for you. What you care about the most and what are you willing to sacrifice things in exchange of that. Think for a second. best luck.
  10. Ok I could be wrong. and I am not alumni of both schools. And I just try to share how I feel after seeing courses lists of both schools. I agree with you that both student body are pretty evenly matched. I think your observation is correct. I would not say which one is more competitive than the other, at most just slightly. 1.If you want a more well rounded classes selection and enjoy a more wide range of courses selection or diverse courses of selections , or you may consider Queens Law. You want to be more well rounded and feel what a law school be generally like, just go Queen. If you want to enjoy everything a bit or every aspect of law a bit, you may consider Queen. 2.If you want to have more specialized concentration of courses, you may pick up Western. There are a few stream of specializations, Corporation law , labor law, international law. You want to have the chance of more exposure to more corporation laws, you can pick Western as your priority. In case you may like corporation law and want more exposure toward that type of classes, you go Western. If don't like it afterward, you just back off and go to other stream of law program. There is nothing wrong with that, you have the option to back off and heading toward other stream which is more appealing to you. Never feel peer pressures that some of people all head toward one direction, and you go completely opposite. I think the decisive roles of courses lists offered that give the students final push. Western offering more corporation law classes or much more classes,such as meager and acquisitions, than any other law school in general which help students get familiar or get more involved with some aspect or more dimensions of corporation law, I think that's probably the more possible key reasons why its placement is slightly better in corporate field. Of courses, go Western has some obvious advantage, you don't like it and you can back off , heading toward other stream of law program. You can always decide which way you are heading toward after taking a few classes afterward, and the option is always there. That's advantage western has and offer, which allow you make selections in the end. Again it's my personal bias.
  11. You have solid gpa, and I think you shall stay in Canada and finish law school in Canada here then. It's better for you this way. you shall go and write your lsat.
  12. I think there are some aspect laws that license are not mandatory in my country in Asia. In my country, immigration law may be one of them. Land law maybe another one. We have someone named land agent who deals with all sort of land law, and their license is much easier to get. Their scope of law is primarily limited to land law. However, sometimes they may be able to help file some civil dispute pleading form for their clients, such as succession or tort liability, if they happen to know how to write one... It's sort of like Paralegal in Canada occupying a small fraction of business of lawyers, but their natural of work is not quite the same as paralegal. But they in general may or can take up a small fraction of lawyer business. We also can have both tax lawyer and accountants to speak for tax dispute in administrative proceeding with government, and accountants in general know their stuff very well, like fierce lions.dominating those territory or tax court. . Since we all live in Asia, I make further guess but it may not necessarily true representation of your country. . I just happened to meet a girl with engineering background in in the past in intellectual property industry. I felt intellectual property aspect of law is usually dominated by people from engineering or science background in my country in Asia. They probably only study a few intellectual courses or at most one to two year of intellectual property concentration and they quite dominate at that field easily. Maybe some of them did not even have any prior legal education. As long as they can help clients to pass their product with patent right. Patent law, one need to write or portray really well , that their product is full of unconventional "creativity, new fashion of their brilliance of product design , or new way of manufacturing of products in order to receive their patent right granted by ministry of intellectual property. I generally perceive some Asian law students may find intellectual field some sort of challenges, because it's sometimes related to very complex nature or structure of product design, and technological theory behind it. One need to successfully sell those products, but without truly understanding technology theory behind it. One may potential need some technological background in order to how to explain those product very well and why those products design are the breakthrough and one of its kind, "deserving" a pass of patent right granted from Ministry of intellectual property. Sometimes those products may not be as creative , useful or groundbreaking as designer has claimed or manufacturer has portrayed. But they just want to shield from intrusion or copyright infringement. Maybe some law students in west may find patent law less challenging or stressful because students usually come from a wide variety of undergraduate disciplines. Or if someone is in nature an excellent writer, one may be fine and probably can plead or sell those products well to Ministry of intellectual property. I found those scope of intellectual law require some talents, or creativity. It's not a straightforward type of law. How to sell those products well to Ministry of intellectual property ,and enable Ministry of intellectual property to buy those claims. I may suggest you to apply a patent related jobs and have a taste of it first , before really diving in-depth study of intellectual property law. They are quite dominated by people from engineering or science background. But I am not doubted that the possibility that I could be wrong, maybe there is a trick on how to write those type of piece of writing since I am not in that type of industry. But I remember I ever read from a thread, one need to be extremely narrow down their scope of patent right granted on their products.
  13. If you really consider to study an LLM program, I find out that tuition of Uvic LLM program is much cheaper compared to that of UBC, probably or Mcgill Air & Space Law .But UVIC courses offered looked really limited , you can check that out if you are interested. you need to double check I just happen to come from an Asian country, so I try to share what my country perceive a foreign LLM from my country's law students. Maybe You can also log in your local lawstudent.com and find out more possible answers for foreign LLM. In my country somewhere in Asia, there is also some platform or forum for law students or law graduates to log in to discuss about a foreign LLM. As a general rule, it's always being portrayed as to pass domestic bar license exam (a highly competitive exam ) is better than getting an oversea LLM. It's a general rule. LLM may help with job advancement or bigger company since one does possess certain level of English skills. But most of law graduates warn against of getting foreign LLM alone. Since foreign law is often not very applicable to domestic country.. Some technology company do hire those people from America JD without domestic license as foreign consultant or foreign counselor. Technology company are usually really rich corporation and do pay them well with monthly payment with additional bonus of stock. But not a lot of them luckily get those type of limited placements in general. (But every country may possibly work differently. You probably can also log into to your local lawstudents.com to inquire about potential job prospect with a foreign degree) But sometimes "American JD" has some good things about it , and it's treated as equivalency to doctoral program in my country in Asia. I think it's a translation mistake for ministry of education or school board in the past to treat Juris "Doctor" as doctoral program, so a few of my teachers, not mainstream in general, go to United States to study LLM+JD. A few of them are currently employed as assistant professor in law school. But now they are required to further submit dissertation when they come back home in attempt of becoming a professor. But anyways ,they have studied law for than 10 years and some harsh law school or market will constantly re-evaluate their publications , periodical , journals ,student feedback or availability of books etc. There are several pathways to entry point to become assistant professors in my country in Asia. You can (get LLM+SJD=LLM+JD in america with back home filing a dissertation afterward) or domestic LLM +phd in law, or other country LLM+SJD. Anyway it's off topic. The reason I brought this up is just to re-confirm what you want to achieve and what's practical function of foreign degree you want them to be.
  14. I use google translation "Hello everyone, I was admitted for the baccalaureate at the UdeM. As I finish my BA this session, it would interest me a lot to combine my bacholor to a master or a JD, thus two years of bac + a year of higher studies. Having said that, I was wondering, are there any disadvantages, in your opinion, in choosing this combination? Are students disadvantaged for the course or the bar exam? Or is it more of an asset? Moreover, which of the two would be more advantageous in the Montreal market? Thank you very much in advance!" LL. B. - Graduate Studies LL. B. - MBA (with HEC) LL. B. - Common law I think you get into one of excellent program, I read some introduction of each program respectively, it's all focus on law and sounds very interesting!!!! But It's all lectured in French. You have such a wide range of courses selection in laws.. These program all seems very interesting, or perhaps brochure written in an interesting or appealing way. I guess you shall immerse yourself into a few courses and see which program appeal you the most. I identified the I personally found less useful concentration, but it may still appealing to others. 1(Notarial law - this is probably one of less useful program, but I still highly recommend take one course of it only and know practical function of notary!!! better not do an entire year of concentration in senior year, it's not that marketable in general, and it's my bias) 2.(E-commerce - E concentration is certainly less helpful for bar) 3(Master of law *thesis required* unless you want to dive in to academia or want to be a professor one day, it's useless or much less usefulness in a sense. One shall try to avoid that with best of ability I personally found the rest are more interesting than the previous three. It at least provide some degree of usefulness or attraction in comparison with previous three. 4.(Master of law in comparative in private Law - but It's instructed in English. It's international applicant friendly ) 5.Short Graduate Program (can focus on one of 5 major areas, labor , international , blah blah blah, it's interesting) 6.JD program In North America , (this program probably learn both US and Canadian law , a good program ) I think you can take more courses broadly and try to find out where your interest lie. 5ort Graduate Progra
  15. Why do you want to study law school in Canada? do you have Canadian citizenship or immigrant visa? Can you stay in Canada after law school? 1.If it's for LLM program and you can fix your gpa problems, your gpa may be good enough for a number of schools. But as others has claimed, LLM is much less useful in job hunt and you may suffer through it. Unless you want to go on to academia , it may offer some help. But you still need to go on SJD program. 2.Your gpa is descent but not good enough. It barely hit the borderline for JD program. You probably need to do exceptionally well on lsat. You may already have some legal knowledge with you but your discipline does not give you an advantage over non-law applicants since its admission process is primarily based on gpa and lsat score listed on transcripts. You probably need to to do exceptionally well on your lsat. (Originally I want to suggest you to find out "easier law courses" or gpa booster law classes from upperclassman in your school and take those classes. Since you already finished your law program, so forget about it) 3.The only remedy for this is to improve your lsat. You probably need to assess each school admission standard carefully and scrutinize those. , There are a number of Canadian law schools out there. (I found out from forum) Each has its own admission standard,,Some schools will look at your best two undergraduate grade, (U of Saskatchewan, U of Manitoba) . Some schools may let you with one year credits drop, UNB. Some schools will look at your lsat two year undergraduate grade (Queen?) There are a number of new law school opening, you can also try luck there. It's nothing wrong to apply more broadly when it comes down to law school applications. Winsdor has subtly different admission standard. (leave it to you find out or do more research on standard of school admission)