Pre-Law Forum – June 4/11 Schedule

Tentative Schedule – Sample Only – Check back for updates!

9:30  a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – The Law School Application

John Richardson – Author: Law School Bound

Applying to law school is competitive.You need to consider:

– where to apply (how opportunities for law school differ)

– how  to apply (academic positioning and marketing)

– what are the components of a law school application and how to make them work for you

Regardless of where you apply, this seminar will be important for you.

10:15 – 10:40 a.m.- Study Law In The U.S.

Professor David Finnegan – Thomas Cooley Law School

10:40 – 10:55 break

10:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Attending law school in the U.K. – Two degrees for the price of one

John Kelly – Canada Law From Abroad

11:15 a.m.  – 12:00 noon – Your first law school class – Is law school really for you? The class will be based on the case of Jarvis v. Swan Tours. You should read the case, print it, bring it, and be prepared to discuss it at the class.

Note that the Philip Slayton law school on May 28 (which is a fantastic opportunity) is included for those who attend Pre-Law Forum.

12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m. – Your Social Life, Media and Social Media

John Richardson

12:45  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 6, 2011 this will give you a “trial run”. Those who are not taking the LSAT on June 6 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

Hala Tabl – Lawyer

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. – Articling and the Lawyer Licensing Process

Meet various Toronto lawyers

*Special bonus session!! 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.:

Personal Statement Workshop – Get Started For The November 1 deadline

John Richardson, B.A., LL.B., J.D. – Author of Law School Bound and Mastering the Personal Statement

This workshop is included as part of Pre-Law Forum at no additional charge.


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