Pre-Law Forum 2010 – June 5 – Toronto

Pre-Law Forum  2010 – Opportunities To Study Law

When: Saturday June 5, 2010 – 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph St. – Room 405

First, the good news: The opportunities to study law are incredible.

Now, the bad news: That said, these opportunities are not well understood.

There are opportunities  at both law schools located both inside Canada and outside of Canada.

Law Schools Located In Canada:

Never before has there been such a wide range of joint law degree programs available at Canadian law schools. Many of these programs can be completed in three years. Law school (by itself) takes three years. Why not use those same three years to earn:

–         both a U.S. and Canadian law degree

–         both a civil law degree and a common law degree

–         a J.D. and an MBA

and more …

(Join the Canadian law schools on October  22, 2010 when they will be  hosting a Law Forum at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto – 100 Front St. – 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Check back here for information as it becomes available.)

Law Schools Located Outside of Canada

Furthermore, there are opportunities to study law at law schools located outside of Canada. The new Ontario Fair Access To Regulated  Professions Act (“FARPA”) has legislated principles that the Law Society is required to use when assessing the education of graduates of law schools outside of Canada. This is a great thing for both:

–         Canadians who want to attend law school outside of Canada; and

–          foreign lawyers who immigrate to Canada and want to practice law in Canada

Pursuant to FARPA, regulated professions must establish objective licensing requirements for foreign-trained applicants. In assessing an applicant’s foreign credentials, professional associations must do so in a way that is “transparent, objective, impartial, and fair.”

What if you do (or have) studied law at a law school located outside of Canada? How exactly do foreign law school graduates get admitted to the Bar in Ontario? How can you use your Canadian law degree in other countries?

Join our conversation on Facebook. We would like you post questions for our speakers. Tell us what  you would like to see happen. View the discussion forum on our Facebook page.

Pre-Law Forum 2010 – A Focus On Opportunities to Study Law

It’s now 2010. It’s time to explore and understand your opportunities. “Pre-Law Forum 2010”  will bring many of these opportunities to on one day and at one place.  You will learn from a variety of speakers including: law professors, law students, law school application and admission consultants, LSAT teachers are more! You will even participate in your first law school class. Whether you are a Canadian who wants to attend a law school in Ontario, a Canadian who wants to attend one of the world’s top law schools outside of Canada, or a foreign lawyer who wants to be practice law in Canada, Pre-Law Forum is for you!

Pre-Law Forum 2010 – Tentative Schedule and Speakers (all of which is subject to change)

When: Saturday June 5, 2010 – 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph St. – Room 405

Who: Sponsored by the Richardson Prep Centre – Toronto, Canada – Teaching LSATGMATGREMCAT Since 1979

Cost: $10 cash – payable at the door

Bonus! Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase John Richardson’s  Law School  Bound manual for $20 (retail price $49.95)

Pre-registration: email:

Join us on Facebook:

Tentative Schedule:

9:30  a.m. – 10:50 a.m. – The Law School Application and Law School Personal Statement

John Richardson – Author: Law School Bound

Applying to law school is competitive. A good law school personal statement is a vital component of your application. Regardless of where you apply, this seminar will be important for you.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Attending law schools located outside of Canada

Professor Eric Colvin – Bond University – Australia

John Kelly – Canada Law From Abroad

11:45 – 12:45 p.m. – Your first law school class – Is law school really for you? Criminal law

Professor Eric Colvin – Professor Colvin will be teaching from this material. Please make sure that you have read this at least a couple of times. Please print a copy to bring with you to Pre-Law Forum

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. lunch break – or talk to our speakers

In the afternoon you will have your choice of sessions. For those interested, you will have the opportunity to participate in a “Mock LSAT” using a real LSAT. Others will continue with the series of shorter seminars. Those wishing to participate in the LSAT must download the sample LSAT and bring it with you to Pre-Law Forum. (If you have already been exposed to this particular LSAT, please feel free to bring a substitute).

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Mock LSAT – If you are taking the LSAT on June 7, 2010 this will give you a “trial run”. Those who are not taking the LSAT on June 7 should probably take the other seminars.


2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Joint law degree programs – where, why and how?

John Richardson – Author: Law School Bound

Glyn Hotz: LL.B./J.D. graduate from the University of Windsor –

Practising lawyer

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Introductory LSAT Strategy Seminar

John Richardson – LSAT Instructor: “Mastering The LSAT – Prep

Unlimited” – Toronto

The LSAT is part of your future. Get pointed in the right direction

3:15 – 3:30 break

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Foreign lawyers and law graduates: Ontario bar admission with a foreign law degree – FARPA, the Law Society and the NCA

John Kelly – Canada Law From Abroad

John Richardson – Lawyer

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Law students forum

Learn from students at various schools – how they got in! how they stay in! We expect our participants to include law students from all six Ontario law schools and some of the top law schools in the world!

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – A day in the life of a lawyer – Lawyers Forum

Meet various Toronto lawyers


Bonus!! Those who register  by May 29  can attend the Philip Slayton law school class taught by Professor Philip Slayton (former dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario).  The class will take place on Sunday May 30 at noon. You must read the case of Jarvis v. Swan Tours in advance.  Please print a copy and bring it with you. The class will take place at the followng location:  University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College  – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph St. – Room 405.  Make sure that you read the case in advance. To register for the May 30 class please email:



3 thoughts on “Pre-Law Forum 2010 – June 5 – Toronto

  1. admin

    Please note that Pre-Law Forum was originally scheduled for June 12, 2010. It has been rescheduled for June 5, 2010.

    You should also know that the Canadian law schools will be hosting a law school forum in Toronto on Friday October 22, 2010. It will be at the Royal York Hotel and will take place from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    I will post updates as I learn more here.

    John Richardson

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