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Canadian Law Students / Re: Why? Dear God Why?
« on: October 31, 2011, 09:49:32 PM »
canadian schools have earlier application deadlines. miss them and the US looks like a good options.

also, canadians can practice law in the US on a NAFTA visa.

spent a year as a law fellow with a union. now a law fellow with a public interest organization, mostly doing post-foreclosure eviction defense.

i got the barbri materials from 2008 and self-studied, and passed. i'm not very diligent or self-motivated - studied maybe 3 hours a day on average - but i am smart. and i took the massachusetts exam - 90% pass rate for 1st time takers in july.

Job Search / Re: Difficulty for Canadian citizen to work as lawyer in US?
« on: September 19, 2009, 01:18:29 PM »
if you mean from a visa perspective, it is fairly easy for a canadian attorney to work in the US. the NAFTA visa (known as the TN visa) is cheap to apply for, is renewable any number of times, and imposes no burden on an employer, other than confirming that the employee works for it in a legal capacity.

if you mean whether an employer will hire you if you have a canadian law degree, i have no idea.

Job Search / Re: Lawyers to become unionized?
« on: September 19, 2009, 01:13:55 PM »
never heard of attorneys in the for-profit sector unionizing. but there are unionized legal aid and government attorneys.

Current Law Students / Re: Stupid question on casebooks.
« on: April 18, 2009, 10:28:25 AM »
skipping the casebook is not recommended. like the previous poster said, they're excerpts, so you'll end up doing much more reading if you get the cases online. most professors don't dwell too much on the notes and casebook discussion, but the organization of the casebook is useful for helping you understand how the doctrine fits together.

Job Search / Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
« on: January 05, 2009, 11:02:21 AM »
interviews haven't been finished yet. i'm not up until later this week.

Job Search / Re: Federal Government Honors Programs
« on: December 19, 2008, 01:20:20 PM »
i got no love from the regional offices, though.

good luck to you too.

Job Search / Re: what do i need to do for a SCOTUS clerkship?
« on: December 19, 2008, 01:16:47 PM »
so in the end i didn't apply for any clerkships, federal or state.

also, my note criticized justice scalia's opinion in DC v. heller.

what are my chances now?

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