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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: New England or Detroit...?
« on: May 24, 2006, 05:17:30 PM »
If you DEF. want to stay in the Northeast than NESL should be your choice. That said, UDM has more weight in Detroit and Michigan in general than NESL has in the New England area.

I've already been accepted to law school in France.  ::)

And you could say the same thing about undergraduate education as well? Or an MBA program, or med school, applying for a job, etc etc. I just posted this because I was quite surprised that when I went to get my replacement SS card that they had me down for Caucasian.

I think I'll do this. 

You should embrace who you are my brother.

What I'm not Black enough for you? My lighter skin doesn't hold up? That's racist.
Besides I look Black, I look nothing like either of my parents.

Black Law Students / Re: Best Firms for Minorities?
« on: May 24, 2006, 12:17:28 PM »
I've heard great things about McKenzie and Baker

My parents are Persian but I'm pretty sure I was adopted. I've been saying it since I was like 5 too.

Canadian Law Students / Re: Another Can. v. U.S. Law Schools Topic
« on: May 24, 2006, 11:36:39 AM »
I agree with the above posters. There isn't much difference in the quality of education you will get with ANY of the Canadian schools. If you aren't sure where you want to practice (Canada or the US) you should attend school in Canada. The process to take the bar in Canada with a U.S. JD can be tedious. You may have to take additional courses, sit for more tests and you'll still have to article once you transfer back. You're much better off staying here.

Good luck with your decision.

I was on a forum for LLM's (not the one on LSD) and one U.S lawyer was telling us about his experience getting authorized to practice lawin Canada. He said he had to take additional courses, take a certain amount of tests (for him it was 6 AND they were $500 dollars a pop) and he still had to article for a bit.

To the most recent poster, when we mention "any" Canadian law school is better than a tier 3/4, we're referring to the fact that, outside of the regional market from which the school is located, the degree will still be seen as better. I can pretty much guarantee you that a degree from Manitoba will have a better chance in the Ontario market than say a degree from William Mitchell will have a chance in the California or New York market. Obviously though there is more opportunity in the Twin Cities than Manitoba. 

Oh and signing your name in a forum ftl.

Me neither but I had to get a replacement card and apparently that's one of the questions they ask. :o

To better reflect my heritage. I'm sure it won't hurt my chances at schools either.

Canadian Law Students / Re: Another Can. v. U.S. Law Schools Topic
« on: May 23, 2006, 11:42:27 PM »
I'd say stick with Canada, and why aren't you considering Windsor. I know it's "last chance U" but I mean they do have a good placement on Bay Street (if that's your goal) and it's a pretty quality program. That's honestly what I love about Canadian law schools, ALL of them are good, there are just some that are a little bit better whereas in the U.S you have this huge range between the horrible and the incredibly prestigious.

Good luck with everything, I'll be starting Windsor in the Fall.

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