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Canadian Law Students / Re: should I even bother? :-[
« on: August 18, 2008, 01:13:11 PM »
I agree with the comment, however harsh it may seem, that you need to evaluate why you havne't been able to get a better gpa. Generally speaking, success in law school is more difficult than it is in undergrad so if you're struggling now, law school may pose even more of a challenge to you. Your future in law is much more closely tied to your grades than in other professions.

One piece of this puzzle you really need in order to make an assessment of your chances is missing at this point. Once you write the LSAT, you will have a better picture as to where you might be competitive. Practice test results really don't matter. Without an actual test score, it's near impossible to assess chances.

Even the schools which will drop one year or two years of your transcript when they examine your application, will see your entire transcript. Unless there is a marked improvement over at least a one year period (and preferably longer), the applicant will be at a disadvantage. One year can be explained, but three years? Doubtful.

Also agree that a fifth year will not help.

Canadian Law Students / Re: Chances of acceptance at U of T? (3.36/171)
« on: November 26, 2007, 03:22:50 PM »
U of T has started making their offers. I received a phone call today.  :)

Canadian Law Students / Re: Panic... two weeks left
« on: October 24, 2007, 07:42:42 AM »
Mine have been in for a month and I'm happy! I'm too busy with school at the moment to have been worrying about my apps. :)

Canadian Law Students / Re: Can Americans go to LS and work in Canada?
« on: October 24, 2007, 07:33:51 AM »
I am strongly considering applying to Canadian schools next year with the purpose of eventually practicing in Canada. My Q is, what about my American husband? Will he have trouble obtaining a work visa while I am in school? Probably a question for admissions, but curious if anyone has experience with such a situation.

I know two people who attempted to do this and neither was successful. If you're on a student visa to attend law school, your spouse is not automatically granted a work visa. If, however, he is able to find a job in Canada, or be transferred from his current job to a Canadian city, and this is all arranged prior to arriving, then it's possible that his employer can arrange this for him. Generally speaking, however, unless something has changed in the last year, this isn't going to be easy to accomplish.

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