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Law School Admissions / The JD Project
« on: March 25, 2011, 11:04:18 PM »
Has anyone used the JD Project program?  If so, was it helpful or worth the price?

Transferring / Re: What is considered T1?
« on: December 28, 2010, 04:05:51 PM »
Ha.  How do you know so soon?  He posted today.  Cheers.

Transferring / Re: What is considered T1?
« on: December 28, 2010, 03:22:02 PM »
Thane Messinger is making a cogent and concisely stated observation about our legal system via our law schools and how it has been influenced by how things were in the past.  You are oversimplifying his point to talk up or down Cooley (ironically, I can't tell which).  Why you are doing it I can't imagine.  His point is true, obvious, and well stated.

Transferring / Re: What is considered T1?
« on: December 22, 2010, 03:20:27 PM »
Hmmmm.  Makes me wonder- When did the ranking system start?

Transferring / Re: Transferring when starting in the spring
« on: December 15, 2010, 12:29:42 PM »
You can always try to transfer in the spring.  This limits you school choices though and the window to get everything submitted in time is very small.  Look at the poster who is transferring this spring.  Good luck.

Transferring / Re: Have any Spring Transfers Heard Anything Back Yet?
« on: December 15, 2010, 12:23:45 PM »
Any school that allows you to transfer more than 30 credits allows spring transfers.  I think the ABA max for ABA approved school transfers is 45 credits.  I know Rutgers has a lot of spring transfers and I think GTLC does too.  I don't personally know anyone who transferred in the spring though.  I do know of a guy who transferred last spring to John Marshal with over 30 credits. I would like to hear their stories about it.

Transferring / Re: Cooley with 50% scholarship to MSU with nothing worth it
« on: December 07, 2010, 06:20:20 PM »
I don't know too much, I will tell you what I know.  I'd imagine that the OP knows more because he wants to practice in Can.  Firstly, Canada makes it incredibly difficult for foreign lawyers to practice in Can with residency restrictions, however, everything varies by province, just like in the states.  Secondly, in the US we get a JD, in Can it's a LLB- two different degrees.  If you went to a US law school they have a bar committee that evaluates your transcript class by class and tells you what you need to make up at a Can school.  Thirdly, and I am not entirely sure of the details, but Can attorneys have an apprenticeship like system where new law school grads and attorneys new to Can practice (even if they have been practicing in the US for 50 years) work under the supervision of a licensed attorney.  Maybe kind of like we do it in the States, but more formalized. 

Can. is mostly a common law country, like most of the US is common law, so the legal systems are similar.  But that's not to say they are not different.  I do know that it is easier for a Can lawyer to practice in the States than it is for a US lawyer to practice in Can.  If Cooley has a lot of Can students they probably have classes which have already been evaluated by the CBA.  That's not to say it isn't easier for Canadians to just go to a Can school if you can get a high enough LSAT score.  When I mentioned UDM I meant that in conjunction with a Can law school you can get an LLB in addition to your JD, thus bypassing the evaluation process and thus not being forced to take more classes after graduation, if you can even get into a Can law school for more courses.  I hope this helps.  I don't plan on practicing in Can (living in Quebec though would be nice, I admit) so my info might not be entirely accurate, just a gist.

Transferring / Re: Cooley with 50% scholarship to MSU with nothing worth it
« on: December 06, 2010, 11:48:19 AM »
Canada has a different legal education system.  I don't think you can get licensed to practice in Canada if you go to a US school and visa versa without an LLM.  Either go to a Canadian school or look into Detroit Mercy- they have a duel degree program with the US and Canada.  I looked into UDM because I am interested in Latin law.  They also have a degree program with a Mexican law school.  I can't remember which Canadian school they use for licensing purposes, but I know they can do it plus it's easy to get into and they have a decent reputation in MI.  Good luck.

Transferring / Re: Cooley with 50% scholarship to MSU with nothing worth it
« on: November 29, 2010, 11:50:34 AM »
Oh and yes I have heard of scholarships being negotiable.  A buddy of mine was offered a higher grant amount not to transfer.  He transferred anyway, however.  A smart dean will know that the students are both an obligation and a potential asset to the school.  It will very greatly by school.

Transferring / Re: Cooley with 50% scholarship to MSU with nothing worth it
« on: November 29, 2010, 11:47:10 AM »
A lucid, intelligent, well thought out response Hamilton.  Touche.

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