Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion

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 on: June 20, 2015, 05:13:42 PM 
Started by Consigliere3 - Last post by Consigliere3
I'm contemplating on one of  two prep courses.
Both start around mid/late July...I am planning on taking the October LSAT.

Option one : blueprint , 25 course sessions (including practice tests and workshops)

Option two: Manhattan prep, 12 course sessions. ( taught by Matt shiner, if that  helps.)

Both are the same price

Did anyone experience either of these companies?

What are your thoughts?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

 on: June 20, 2015, 09:27:40 AM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by Miami88
Looking at it from an unbiased perspective - my guess is Clinton v. Bush.

Rubio is a strong contender, but is still too green. Obama was green, but had the charisma and smarts to win debates. Clinton would likely annihilate Rubio in debates. Rand Paul is an interesting candidate, but unlikely to garner enough support from the conservative base. Opposite is true for Sanders... interesting candidate, but unlikely to garner enough support from the liberal base.

 on: June 20, 2015, 09:10:59 AM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by loki13
The obvious answer is Hillary Clinton. If I was to bet. Because she will win the Democratic nomination, whereas the GOP side is still unsettled. And this far out, the Dem. nominee looks to be a slight favorite. Of course, events happen.

On the GOP side? I'd have to say Rubio or Walker. I can't imagine another Bush managing to win, and he's not a good campaigner, and his immigration position will kill him in the primaries. That said, he'll have the money and the backing of the party establishment, and that's all his brother needed in 2000.

 on: June 20, 2015, 09:04:30 AM 
Started by i VIII π - Last post by loki13
It's pretty obvious, really.

The explosion of smart watches, including but not limited to the Apple Watch, has created yet another opportunity to cheat. I don't know whether they intituted the rule out of an event that happened at the prior bar exam, or because of FUD, but that's the reason. Monitors can't be everywhere, and instead of having every watch inspected to verify it, jut have a blanket prohibition.

Of the many issues with the bar exam (most dealing with the fact that the bar exam is a poor fit for the actual practice of law), security procedures aren't one of them. If you require a wristwatch to take the exam, you're doing it wrong.

 on: June 20, 2015, 07:46:21 AM 
Started by Maintain FL 350 - Last post by murphybillings
Stop spamming is not easy as we are thinking, we should have to dint of hard labour to come over.There could be several factor involve.

 on: June 20, 2015, 03:24:51 AM 
Started by i VIII π - Last post by i VIII π

WHAT could POSSIBLY be the point of getting rid of non digital watches??

I highly suspect that they just sit around pretending to be grading/writing exams for 90% of the time and come up with arbitrary rules (for literally no reason) and then enforce those rules to pretend that there is any need for full time staff.

No other explanation makes sense. Its like jurisdictions that require passport photos (if you were going to cheat, um, wouldn't you just have the guy who you planned to sit it for you take those photos instead of yourself if that was your intent??)

Stupid for the sake of stupid.

 on: June 20, 2015, 01:18:09 AM 
Started by i VIII π - Last post by i VIII π

The Law School has no permanent classrooms, employees or assets, and the admissions process has no formal education requirements. The Akitsiraq Law School focuses on the practical abilities of potential students based on life experience and work history. The program is strongly supported by legal professionals and by members of the Nunavut Judiciary through in-kind and volunteer services, developing effective programs and bringing legal resources from across Canada to teach each Akitsiraq cohort.Akitsiraq operates on a cohort model. Students are admitted in distinct cohorts, forming strong supportive units which learn and live together over the four years of the program. Only one cohort is in process at any time, with students moving together through the initial years and into the more advanced studies, relying on teaching from temporarily assigned professors from the judiciary, southern Canadian Universities, and the legal profession at large. In this way resources can be secured and opportunities developed appropriate to the cohort at each point in their learning and consistent with the small population based from which they are drawn.

The program for Akitsiraq I was taught as a modified law curriculum. The focus in the first year was to ensure academic success for the students. The University of Victoria Faculty of Law developed a Legal Research and Writing Course, which included an enhanced study skills component. The first year also exposed students to contract, criminal law and Legal Processes courses.[1]

In the remaining three years, Akitsiraq I students were required to complete all the standard law courses. The Faculty of Law developed specialized elective courses for this program tailored to legal issues in the Canadian Arctic and the Inuit, including Inuit law, environmental law, northern resource land and management, the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. The expertise of local elders and educators incorporated Inuit Traditional Law and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit throughout the four-year program.[1] Students were encouraged to participate during their final year in courses at the University of Victoria or other major Canadian University.

The Akitsiraq II program has continued to develop this approach, planning for two academic and one work term each year. In addition, Akitsiraq II students will have the opportunity to participate with their contemporaries at the University of Ottawa Common Law Faculty each year in the intensive three week January intersession. The introductory program anticipated for June–July 2011, is designed to orient students to the study of law, identify skill areas where additional support will be focused in the early program years, and provide a broad introduction to the classic first year study areas, as well as an initial exposure to the interface between Inuit Law and the Canadian legal tradition.

In order to practise as a lawyer, graduates of the program are required to article to a practising lawyer and pass a Bar Admission Test administered by a Canadian law society

Akitsiraq I program was largely funded by the Government of Nunavut through the Departments of Education, Human Resources and Justice. Student financial support was based on salaried sponsorships through various agencies including the Government of Nunavut, the Department of Justice, and several not for profit Inuit organizations. Student funding incorporated a requirements for attendance and post-graduation commitments to remain in their territory or province of origin (most were from Nunavut) and work for a minimum of two or four years following graduation.[1] As of 2010 all Akitsiraq I graduates are working or studying for graduate degrees in Nunavut (9), or in positions related to Nunavut (2) .

The Akitsiraq II process has been funded to date by the Department of Justice Canada, in-kind supports from Justice Nunavut, Nunavut Arctic College and the resources of the University of Ottawa. The Society has contributed many hundreds of hours of volunteer support. The student funding model for Akitsiraq II has been designed to be individually based, with paid work-terms and diverse student financial supports, as well as the potential of incorporating specific program supports.

 on: June 20, 2015, 01:12:41 AM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by i VIII π
only two and a half years for that zinger?

 on: June 20, 2015, 01:11:24 AM 
Started by Maintain FL 350 - Last post by i VIII π
To be fair, although it was rough (understatement I know) for a bit, it seems under control now. Kudos to those who did whatever needed to be done. It worked.

 on: June 20, 2015, 01:09:14 AM 
Started by cinnamon synonym - Last post by i VIII π
Donald Chump

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