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Studying for the LSAT / changing the test date AND the center
« on: May 20, 2005, 06:14:43 PM »

I registered for the June test and have been studying for it. But more I study, more I feel like I'm not ready yet. So I'm thinking of taking the test in October instead. The thing is, I'm currently in Vancouver and am registered to take the test here, but I'm moving to New York City in July to start my new job. I know changing the test date is possible, but is it possible to change both the test date and location(especially since I'm moving to a different country)? If not, is getting that $40 refund my cheapest option(other than going ahead with June test that is)?


Law School Applications / Travel experience on application
« on: April 24, 2005, 03:52:17 PM »
I'm thinking of applying to law schools in the next application cycle(05-06) and was wondering if travel experiences are worth mentioning on the application. I don't have much ECs other than my full time work experience(2yrs) and some volunteer stuff I did in undergrad years. But I love to travel and have travelled quite a bit, probably more than the majority of people. Travelled to Europe for 3 months in college, 5 months in S. America right after my graduation, and another 7 months in SE Asia and Middle East after I quit my job. It's not like I did all this travel to get into a law school, but I figured I could use it to my advantage if it helps. Any thoughts?

Law School Applications / Practicing patent law/IP as a non-US citizen
« on: September 02, 2004, 08:10:42 PM »
I'm a Canadian student studying at Cornell. I'm very interested in doing IP law. However, I heard from someone that you need to have US Citizenship in order to take the Patent Bar. Is this true? If it is, is it not possible for foreign citizens like me to practice patent law or IP? What exactly is the distinction between IP law and patent law anyway?

Also, my major(computer science at college of Engineering) at my school is not accredited by ABET. Does this mean I won't be able to take Patent Law(if US Citizenship doesn't matter)?


Oh Canada! / Canadian citizens practicing in the US
« on: August 24, 2004, 08:20:16 AM »
Hey guys

I was wondering if it's possible for a Canadian citizen(or a non-US citizen to be more general) to practice law in the US. I know a lot of people from Canada go to American law schools but do most of them come back to Canada to look for a job or do they stay and practice in the US? I'm curious because I'm interested in IP Law and I heard someone saying that you need a US Citizenship to take the Patent Bar exam.

I'm currently doing my undergraduate study in the US and will be applying to law schools next year. I'd like to apply to American law schools and practice in the US too. Oh, and if I actually decide to come back to Canada sometime in the future, how easy/difficult is it to get a job in Canada with a law degree from a respectable American law school(say schools like Columbia, NYU, Penn, Cornell, etc)


Law School Applications / Choosing right schools to apply to
« on: June 09, 2004, 05:48:11 PM »
I'm a rising senior interested in applying to law schools this fall. However, I have a problem. My GPA isn't too great. I have a 3.28 GPA from a pretty tough school(Cornell, Comp. Sci major in engineering). I don't have any special reasons for my low GPA. I just didn't try hard enough and partied too much. The good news is that I scored 174 on my LSAT. I also have decent amount of extracurricular stuff if that helps at all.

So I'm just wondering if I'd have reasonable chance at top 10 law schools with my numbers. Obviously, I'm not expecting to get into Harvard or Yale here. My top choice is NYU, but that also seems to be a bit of stretch. How about schools like Michigan, Penn, Chicago, or Duke? I haven't done much research about these schools yet so I'd really appreciate if someone can let me know what my chances are at these schools.


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