I think my last message got erased for some reason...d'ooooh. I will rehash my two questions briefly:
1) I am a third year undergrad at McGill University (you guessed it...Polisci) thinking of law schools; particularly, American and Canadian ones. The catch is that I am a dual (American/Canadian citizen). My question is thus: should I apply as an international student (Canadian to American schools and vice versa) or as a citizen? Are my chances increased one way or another?? Please advise, I know of no literature on this.
2) I am thinking of getting an MA in political science to stand out in an applicant pool if my LSATS are less than the median for the schools I'm applying to (I'm looking at top-twenty schools w/ a GPA in an Honours program of 3.55...). Basically, I'm going to be one of a million 20-year old douchebags with a political science degree looking to get into law school, and I figure an MA would help me stand out. My question is: how much of a difference does it make, if any? I figure since it's something I'm interested in, it's only 1-2 years in Canada (and it's so !@!@$! cheap as a Canadian!!! Like 5k a year Canadian for an MA!!), should I pick up an MA on my way to law school to get some more work experience as TA and some more writing experience? Please advise...
Zach in Montreal