Hey I know FP is a 3rd tier law school; however they have an excellent Patent/IP program. Does anyonw know if those school has a decent reputation.
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Thanks for the encouragment. Sorry, if my post sounded some what gloomy or bitter that was not my intention. For me law school has been a difficult decision because I am possibly giving up a carrer in medicine. In fact, I'm not entirley sure which career path is right for me. Last year, I was interested in law b/c I was frusrtated and bored with the biology and other related sciences I was learning. Thus, I wrote my MCAT's did very well but deicded not to go to med school. A professor had mentioned to conduct some research towards patent law and thus I research as much as I could for the past year. I figure, I may need to find out more about intellectual property and the field of law in genral before I commit to such a narrow specilazation. My problem is I'm not sure which path is correct. However, your adivce was nonethless much appreciated. To the entire discussion board, as cliche as this may sound, chase your dreams! You only get one chance at this thing called life so make it worthwhile.
Hey guys and gals, I'm worried because I didn't do as well as I expected. Anyhow, here's my stats:
3.63 GPA (Honors Science); 148 LSAT.
bad, I know. Anyhow, I applied to both Canadian and American schools and have yet to hear from anyone. Moslty tier 2 American schools: Santa Clara, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh, Kent, Depaul. I'm sure, I'm screwed. Anyways, good luck to the rest of you.
I think Vic has a good co-op program. Vic, also has a good rep in terms of quality of education. However, the schools is much smaller than the other two. Nonethless all the schools you mentioned are very good. I suggest to contact the faculty and ask about there interests and you may want to research the schools course offerings. Also, maybe you should consider where you want to article: BC or Ontario. Good Luck!
I not to sure what "JDD" meant by a "real" JD. If he/she is refering to the title of the degree than yes he/she is correct. Only Windsor offer a JD/LLB program, and as stated at U of T offers the option to offer students a JD. However, the LLB is the accepted designation or nomenclature that is given a Candian law degrees. In the U.S. a law degree is titled a JD; however, I can't recall the excat date but before the 60's some U.S schools offered an LLB instead of the JD. About 34 years ago the ABA recommended that U.S. law schools offer a single unifying professional degree. Hence the title was changed from LLB to JD. If you want to read more regarding the JD/LLB deabte please view this article:
Also, with respect to Canadian Law School Reputation: U of T is consdiered to have the best rep among any law schools. Whether it's granted or not many firms regard them as the best law school in Canada. On a personal note, I have a few friends and family who are lawyers that particpate in the student recruiting process. All of them had stated that U of T is usually where the recruit most of there students. True, it may be possible that my friends and family do not represent every law firm but I don't think the other would differ. I've e-mailed a few law professor at U of Boston and a few other U.S. Ivy League schools and the have also stated U of T to have a strong reputation south of the border. Let's face it it's the Harvard north of the border.
However, I should add that the quality of legal education for any Canadian law school is good. So if your were accepted at any Candian law school you would get a solid legal education; however, it may be a bit more difficult if you did not graduate from U of T. About 10 percent of the graduating class goes on to work in New York. Nonethless if you get accepted into any law school in Canada don't despari there all very good.
Case Western's waiting list is unranked. Basically if any spots open up, the best candidate from the waiting list will be chosen. In all honesty, I believe their waiting list is bogus they probably sent out letters to ensure that they will have a full class size. In fact, my girlfriend applied and her numbers aren't competitive at all: 141, 3.29 gpa.