Pre-Law Forum – Saturday June 2, 2013 – Opportunities to study law – Toronto

Pre-Law Forum

When: Sunday June 2, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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

Cost: $10 cash payable at the door

Registration: email prelawforum at gmail dot com to guarantee a seat or just show up on June 2 at 9:45

The complete story …

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.

You will find the rules for how to become a lawyer in Ontario whether you graduate from a law school located in Canada or a law school located outside of Canada here.

Pre-Law Forum 2013 Schedule – Always subject to change

When: Sunday  June 2, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 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 $30 (retail price $49.95)

Pre-registration: email:  prelawforum at gmail dot com

Join us on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pre-Law-Forum/63620001910

Tentative Schedule:

10:00  a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – “Getting Into Law Schoolin Canada

John Richardson – Author: Law School Bound

Applying to law school is competitive. You need to think clearly about and understand:

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

why not get two law degrees in the three year period?

– how  to apply (academic positioning and marketing)

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

watch out in an age of social media, some things you should consider

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

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Study law in the U.S. – What are the opportunities? How do you use the U.S. law degree to become a lawyer in Canada and/or the U.S.?

David Finnegan – Professor of Law – Thomas Cooley Law School

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Your first law school class – This is a fantastic opportunity for you to participate in a simulated law school class taught by a real law professor, using a real case using the Socratic method.

Professor David Finnegan will introduce you to the world of law school using the case of Armory v. Delamirie. Make sure that you read the case in advance. Print a copy and bring it with you.

Break 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

11:45  a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Attending law school in the U.K. – How about both an LL.B. and LL.M. in three years? An LL.B. in two years?

John Kelly – Canada Law From Abroad

Lunch: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Bringing that “Foreign Law Degree Home – Foreign lawyers and law graduates: Ontario bar admission with a foreign law degree – FARPA, the Law Society and the NCA

John Richardson – Lawyer

Hal Tabl – Lawyer – Cambridge University educated barrister and member of the Law Society of Upper Canada

John Kelly – Canada Law From Abroad

Break 1:30  p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

The rest of the day – 1:45 on – You 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 free 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).

1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Mock LSAT – If you are taking the LSAT on June 10, 2013 this will give you a “trial run”. Those who are not taking the LSAT on June 10  should probably take the other seminars.

or

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Joint law degree programs – where, why and how? Get a second law degree for  free!

John Richardson – Author: Law School Bound

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 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

2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  break

3:00  p.m. – 3:50  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 a mix of  Ontario law schools and some of the top law schools in the world!

3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Break

4:00  p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Articling and the Lawyer Licensing Process

Meet Two Generations of  Toronto lawyers:

– what is articling?

– where to article?

– how to find an articling job?

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*Special offer for those applying to law school this fall!!

Law School Personal Statement Workshop – Get Started For The November 1 deadline – Sunday June 2, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Carr Hall 405

Those who attend Pre-Law Forum on June 2 may attend the Personal Statement Workshop the evening of June  for the discounted fee of $50.

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

 

 

Pre-Law Forum – June 2, 2012 – Opportunities to study law – Toronto

Pre-Law Forum

When: Saturday June 2, 2012 – 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Cost: $10 cash payable at the door

Registration: email prelawforum at gmail dot com to guarantee a seat or just show up on June 2 at 9:20 a.m.

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Pre-Law Forum – June 4, 2011 – Opportunities To Study Law

Pre-Law Forum

When: Saturday June 4, 2011 – 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.

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How to be admitted to the Ontario Bar with a U.K. or U.S. Law Degree!

How to be admitted to the Ontario Bar with a U.K. or U.S. Law Degree!

Helping students become lawyers!

Who: John Richardson, J.D.

When: Saturday November 6/10

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Where: Canada Law From Abroad – U.K. Law School All Day Super Session
University of Toronto – Bahen Centre 40 St. George St – Room 1200

http://www.canadalawfromabroad.com/canadalawfromabroad/Information_Sessions.html

http://www.facebook.com/prelawforum

Getting Into Law School Course – Toronto – October 17/10

Getting Into Law School – Sunday October 17/10

Who: John Richardson,  LL.B., J.D.

Author:  Law School   Bound

LSAT Instructor – Mastering The LSAT – Prep Unlimited

Where: University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph St. – Room 103

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Free Admission – But Pre-Registration is Required – You may either register on Facebook or by emailing:  prelawforum@gmail.com

John Richardson – University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus

So, what’s it all  about?

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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.

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Pre-Law Forum – Law school admisions officers TBA – Toronto, Canada

Learn directly from the law admissions officers!

Pre-Law Forum - Osgoode Hall Law School

When: Date TBA

Where: Toronto, Ontario – Location TBA

Pre-Registration Is Not Required!! Just show up.

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 Schedule

All attendees will receive a FREE LSAT Prep Guide!

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Sponsored By The Richardson Prep Centre

“Success Favours The PREPared® Mind!”

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Start Preparing Now For The June 7, 2010 LSAT!

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What Is Pre-Law Forum?

 

As you navigate the treacherous terrain of the law admissions process, you need accurate information. Law school admissions information is in a constant state of change. Only information that comes directly from the law schools is guaranteed to be accurate.

At Pre-Law Forum you will hear from, and be able to ask questions directly to, law school admissions personnel. You will no longer have to rely on the “hearsay” within the pre-law community.

The law school application for law schools in Ontario and the rest of Canada is long and complex. Pre-Law Forum will provide guidance on all components of the law school application. The components include: the autobiographical sketch, letters of reference and recommendation, personal statements, LSAT test scores, the LSAT writing sample, grades and the law school interview (if applicable).

In addition to learning about admissions policies and procedures, you will learn about a number of joint degree opportunities that you may not have known about. You will leave Pre-Law Forum with reasons why you wish to attend one law school or another and an accurate assessment of your chances of getting in.

Some Pre-Law Forums even give you the opportunity to experience what law school is really like by participating in a simulated law school class taught by a law school professor.

Pre-Law Forum attendees will receive a free LSAT prep guide to get you started (while supplies last).

Best of all Pre-Law Forum is FREE – making it the seminar that you can afford to take, but certainly can’t afford to miss!

2010 Participants TBA – 2009 Participants included:

Francine Herlehy, LL.B. – Assistant Dean, Student Services, University of Windsor

Bart Cormier – Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs and External Relations, Faculty Of Law, University of Ottawa

Gina Alexandris, LL.B. – Assistant Dean,
Student Services, Osgoode Hall Law School

Beryl Theobald – Director of Admissions,
Faculty of Law, The University of
Western Ontario

Jane Emrich, LL.B.- Assistant Dean of Students, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

Dawn Zacour, Admissions Officer, Faculty of
Law, University of Victoria

Professor Allan C. Hutchinson, LLB (London), LLM (Manchester), LLD (Manchester), FRSC, Barrister of Gray’s Inn, and of the Bar of Ontario, Distinguished Research Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School.

Join our conversation giving us your requests!