Haven't any of you ever pulled all nighters before exams?Its not that big of a deal.If you haven't pulled all-nighters, or dont like it...you might not like law. Matt
It's completely anecdotal evidence...from every experience i've encountered with it.Canadian kids who can barely pass high school here go to the u.s. and receive honours.Canadian kids who can't get into med school here go to the u.s. and speak about how "easy" it was.American kids (much more rare) come here for school and get absolutely smoked.Having been on the 'net for 10 years or so, I have found enough examples where 3rd year American university curriculum is most equivalent to 1st/2nd year Canadian.
Your anecdotal stories are amusing...Of course I don't expect to sleep much before law finals - I rarely do for finals now. However a final is quite different than the LSAT - one requires precision, and frankly one requires a lot of writing. There is no similarity between the two.As for gpa's, it's all relative to your competition - so the fact that Canadian gpa's are lower means absolutely nothing. If your gpa is good among Canadian students, it's likely to be good among American students and vice-versa - to suggest that students are better prepared there is laughable. I spent the last year in the UK at one of their top 3 schools and despite a sense of pretentiousness, it was clear U.S. schools were far superior in teaching and testing.