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Oh Canada! / Re: How can an American practice in Canada?
« on: August 04, 2005, 04:39:52 PM »
If you graduate from a US law school, you will need to get your degree acredited by the national accreditation burreau in Ottawa, then apply to the bar in whatever province you want to practice in.

Also, when considering salaries, you have to consider cost of living. If you are making a decent salary at a Bay St. law firm of 100 000$ you will live like a king. But even with a higher salary in NYC, you will live in a shoebox. However, the opportunities to make BIG money, in the million dollar range, are probably much higher in the big US cities.

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If you want to practice in the states, you should go to school in the states.

All school have quotas for URM (under represented minorities), as asian, I'm not sure if you would fall under that category. Also, I don't think there are special consideration for women, unless they are a female URM.

Big law generally only hires from T14. To get into these schools you need to aim for a 165+ on your LSAT.

Generally, law schools take your undergraduate grades, but a MBA will definetly be an asset. Because all graduate degrees are graded on different bell-curves, most law schools don't really look at the grades, but rather take it as evidence that you are a mature student, who has a lot to contribute to the diverse student body.

HTH and Good luck!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Logic Game on Steroids
« on: August 04, 2005, 03:55:43 PM »
Funny in a sick sadistic kind of way!!!  :o

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I would start with some introductory material. I might get stoned for saying this, but the Kaplan LSAT book provides a great introduction. (Some people have suggested NOVA - I can't get it in Canada, so I can't vouch for it either way).

Once you have gone through an introductory book, try taking another full length LSAT (preferably a "real" one). Diagnose problem areas. If you are still havign difficulties, consider enrolling in a course. Consensus on this board is that Testmasters and Powerscore are the best.

If you don't want to shell out the money for the course, be sure to pick up the Powerscore Bibles. (As mentioned)

I would try to plow through a number of these prep books, and spend most of the month before the actual test going over past LSATs (available at LSAC.org).

HTH

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Logic Game on Steroids
« on: August 04, 2005, 03:37:47 PM »
Took me an hour to do... but finally figured it out.
I agree with above comments, its not so much the inferences or the logic that is involved that makes it hard, I found that it was more just the number of rules that were stipulated!
I doubt that only 2% of the world's population solve the puzzle. I haven't taken any math (in university), and only a minimal amount of symbolic logic, and it wasn't all *that* hard. But I certainly would NOT want to see a similar question on October's LSAT!!!!

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Much clearer! Thanks.


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How would I convert it from an "only if" to an "if" statement.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Kaplan 180-worth buying?
« on: August 03, 2005, 02:14:30 PM »
jele, do you find how "real" those questions are? I need more practice but dont wanna waste time on questions which are far from real tests.

Thanks!

p.s. How many whole set of tests in this book?

Honestly, I think that the Kaplan questions are rather similar to "real" questions (more so than the Princeton Review, which are very vague, and oddly phrased).That being said, if there is anyone who can explain what the difference is, please enlighten us!

There are no full length tests in the Kaplan 180. But the regular Kaplan Lsat book has 3 full lenth tests.

If you don't want to spring for the purchase, why not see if your library has a copy. Thats how I got a hold of mine. (Although, I think the Toronto Library system is one of the biggest in the world, so you may have problems in your city... you may want to try your university library too.)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Best Book to study from????
« on: August 03, 2005, 12:35:03 PM »
I found the opposite... HATED the PR, but Kaplan and Kaplan 180 worked well for me. I guess it depends on your style...

Also, the bibles are great.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Kaplan 180-worth buying?
« on: August 03, 2005, 12:30:33 PM »
Everyone seems to think that Kaplan sucks. However, I have found the materials very helpful. They have excellent in depth explanations for every question, and for the logic games section, they clearly explain all the necessary inferences, provide diagrams, etc..

Kaplan 180 does not have any general explanatory information, but instead has questions with detailed explanations in which they review general Kaplan techniques.

Although not perfect, this book is great to get some extra questions under your belt. They aren't "real" LSAT questions, but would you want to "waste" real LSAT questions in the initial stages of your studies? It seems best to have as many full LSATs available as possible to go through before the actual exam, rather than taking the questions one at a time, here and there, during your studies.

Just my 2 cents....

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