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Canadian Law Students / Differences in Canadian law schools
« on: October 18, 2009, 08:42:16 PM »
From my understanding there is a pretty large distinction in job prospects for graduates of the better American law schools and the worse ones.  Is there the same sort of thing for Canadian schools? 

Is there a big enough difference in perception of the law school to, for example, push one away from UofC or UofA if you were interested in natural resources law and to UofT or McGill?  How big a difference is it for something like IP between UBC and UVic when both schools tell me that they have extremely good IP programs.  As if any school would say that they don't.

Choosing the Right Law School / 175/2.8?
« on: October 18, 2009, 01:40:58 PM »
The GPA is estimated since it was 10 years ago and I can't remember what I actually got.  It's probably fairly close to that though.  My school reports percentage instead of letter grades and the upper years I probably averaged mid-70s, with the lower years being... bad.

After graduation I worked for 10 years as an engineer, and I am interested in environmental or IP law, not 100% sure yet, but both have ties to my former work, though the environmental might be a bit of a stretch.

I would prefer to stay on the west coast, I am chinese which where I am right now is not a URM, but I don't know about the US.  And as can be inferred from above, I'm Canadian. 

What would my chances be at some of the American law schools that have a focus on IP/Environmental, or even better, both?

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