Is this valuable to have for 1L I did some research and found Black's to pretty much be the authority on legal dictionaries, but should I shell out the 65 bucks for it now? Anyone using it now?
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Hi Everyone. I will add a foreword to my question to put everything into context
1) I'm from Canada (but open to law school in Canada/US)
2) I am completing an Undergrad (Business if it matters - 4 year Honours Degree)
3) I have bad grades (a B? My school doesn't do the GPA thing. We have leter grades (A+,A,A-)
4) I have a strong LSAT (its about the median for say Cornell or Berkley)
5) I have been in a coop program at school. 4 months work/4 months schooling (for which I'll be graduating one semester later, finishing in August, 2007 and applying for Sept 2007). I have worked in a major international Bank on the trading floor (money markets). When I gradute, I will have 3 x 4 months of work experience (12 mos total) + my degree. Also a great deal of volunteer/extra curriculars.
So my questions
1) LLM or JD? Which do you need to write the bar/practise in the States? Which is recommended?
2) Good LSAT/Bad Grades. Should I still try somewhere where my LSAT matches or go by Grades?
3) What the heck is my GPA?
4) Any general advice?
Unfortunately I am not very acquainted with lawyers, nor is there anyone I can talk to especially in my school (which doesn't have law, or very many graduate prgorams besides an MBA)
Any words of wisdom/advice will be very greatly appreciated! Thanks!