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I was told we would get that only shortly before the start of it all. I expect to learn this no sooner than August 20th.

I'm celebrating by sobering up from the Canada day festivities of last Sunday.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Libby's sentence commuted
« on: July 03, 2007, 11:22:13 AM »
We should finally stop having these Special Prosecutors.  This was a classic example of one who felt a need to go beyond what his charge was.

This is hilarious. How about in 20 years, we stop the reasonable person on the street and ask them to identify which event this refers to. I'll give you 50-1 odds that the reasonable person will not say "Oh, that must be about Scooter Libby". The special prosecutor was asked to find out about the Plame mess. They encountered Scooter on the road, and he tried to block. Now, if you want a special prosecutor who went beyond his charge, ask yourself what a feailed real estate venture had to do with a trouser-driendly kiss. 

Oh Canada! / Re: Bad Decision ???
« on: July 03, 2007, 04:07:49 AM »
I am optimistic, and yes I do think a 3.8 GPA (95%) out of 4.0 (100%)from U of T is damn near gorgeous. I worked hard for the sh*t, so don't come talking that horseshit about "it really isn't that great".

Again, let me state that I wish you the best, and if anything is to be gotten from ... hum ... 'overly frank' posts, it's that you should really worry about such things after the LSAT. That is, IF you chose to get something out of those posts.

Now for the quote. Some of us do recognize and appreciate that a 3.8 from U of T is amazing. the problem is that USNEWS does not. To them, all 3.8's are the same, be they from U of T or from Ivy league state. Grade inflation is real, and some schools in the US have been hit hard. The schools really know what it's worth, but they're playing the ranking game, so the 3.85 from any old TTT is worth more, sadly. The moral is that you should have majored in Poli Sci  ;D  But, really ... LSAT. Keep us updated.

Finally ... I can start practicing on real past exams

They weren't lying when they said 'end of June'.

Oh Canada! / Re: Advanced Standing
« on: June 28, 2007, 09:25:52 PM »
Where else? Of all people leaving Ontario to study in Quebec in English, the majority by far would be heading to McGill. A smaller proportion to Concordia, and very few to Bishop. Smart money says McGill.

Oh Canada! / Re: Advanced Standing
« on: June 28, 2007, 07:36:49 PM »
that sounds like a question for LSAC. But if you're taking wagers, I'll bet on 'yes'. Et pis c'est d'ta faute aussi d'vouloir etudier a McGill.

Still no law key.  :-\

Oh Canada! / Re: Why should I go to an American school?
« on: June 27, 2007, 03:47:19 AM »
Which States allow lawyers to practice in the Great White North?

Euh? That's not how it works. To practice law in a given territory, you need the permission of that territory. NY allows grads from non-ABA approved law schools to practice if they pass the NY bar. That's how grads from Canadian schools do it. The same goes for CA. Provinces, however, would have their own rules. And they are not the same for all provincse. Quebec is particularly nasty in such regards, practically barring foreigners. Ontario is a bit more relaxed, but I believe the requirement is about one year of law school in Ontario, and then the bar.

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