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Re: Transferring from US law school to a Canadian one

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:56 pm

Why would you even consider Cardozo with an LSAT score of 169 ? What is your LSAC GPA & what is your Canadian GPA ? Are you applying to Toronto ?

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Re: Transferring from US law school to a Canadian one

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Re: Transferring from US law school to a Canadian one

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:22 pm

OP: I have trouble understanding your posts. Why did you write that you don't know whether or not Cardozo is out of your reach when you have an LSAT score of 169 ? Earlier you posted a question asking whether your eleven (11) point increase on the LSAT (from 158 to 169) was enough to justify an LSAT score addendum. It is difficult to know whether or not your questions are serious or whether common-sense is an issue. Now you ask about transferring from a US law school to Canadian law schools before entering law school. And you want to keep your GPA a secret. How do you expect to get meaningful advice when you offer scant information & ask questions that raise concerns about basic common-sense ?

P.S. Try lawstudents.ca

P.P.S. Hopefully you understand that transferring from a US law school to a Canadian law school is a rarity.

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Re: Transferring from US law school to a Canadian one

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Re: Transferring from US law school to a Canadian one

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:56 pm

All you need to do is to purchase a copy of US News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools 2012 to see that a 169 is well into the top 25% of Cardozo's class. It probably is in the top 5%. Employment options for Cardozo grads are not as good as those for graduates of Canadian law schools or of higher ranked US law schools. Without your GPA it is difficult to offer meaningful advice, but typically one with an LSAT score of 169 And a GPA above 3.4 would not look beyond the Top 17 US law schools unless seeking a large scholarship award or desiring to live in a particular locale.

The LSAT is more important than GPA to US law schools, but the opposite is true for Canadian law schools.

P.S. Your reluctance to share important information such as your GPA is foolish if you are serious about attending law school in the US.

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Re: Transferring from US law school to a Canadian one

Postby CanuckObserver » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:25 am

If you want to go to a Canadian law school, you should be starting in a Canadian school. It is very unlikely that you will be able to just transfer from a U.S. school to a Canadian school without having to take most or all the classes you would have had to do in the Canadian school in the first place. While the fundamentals are similar in some ways, we have entirely different legislation, common law, etc in Canada, that form the foundation for your legal education. Even if you had a JD from the US you could not just move up here and start practicing.

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Re: Transferring from US law school to a Canadian one

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:58 pm

OP: There are a handful of dual degree programs which result in the student earning both US & Canadian law degrees in four (4) years. The most selective program involves NYU & Osgoode Hall of York University. (Michigan State & the University of Ottawa is another.) (Hawaii & the University of British Columbia is a third option.)

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Re: Transferring from US law school to a Canadian one

Postby Norwood » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:59 am

What's your rush to go to law school? why do you have to choose an early start program and feel like u need to go?

I had a classmate who began at a US school in Aug and dropped out two weeks later when he got accepted to a school in Canada. When do Canada schools give out acceptances anyways?

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Re: Transferring from US law school to a Canadian one

Postby Noval » Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:29 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:OP: There are a handful of dual degree programs which result in the student earning both US & Canadian law degrees in four (4) years. The most selective program involves NYU & Osgoode Hall of York University. (Michigan State & the University of Ottawa is another.) (Hawaii & the University of British Columbia is a third option.)



I would avoid those, not only your employemnt prospects coming out of Ottawa are not that great anymore (30% end up with no articling position) and the MSU degree simply does not worth the extra tuition.

The Hawaii/UBC combo might also sound interesting, but unless they are bankrolling this option, you should stay away from the extra tuition.

With a 169 in your LSAT, stay out of anything below Fordham for NYC, might as well send in apps to Canadian schools (you'll definitely get accepted if your PS is decent and your GPA is not terrible), just expect to be waitlisted as it is the worst case scenario for schools outside of McGill/UofT/Oz, judging from your stats.




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