SO, YOU WANT TO BE A LAWYER,EH?: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT CANADIAN LAW STUDENTS by Adam LetourneauSO, YOU WANT TO BE A LAWYER,EH?: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT CANADIAN LAW STUDENTS by Adam Letourneau

SO, YOU WANT TO BE A LAWYER,EH?: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT CANADIAN LAW…

byAdam Letourneau

Paperback | August 15, 2005

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Thinking of becoming a lawyer? Attending law school in Canada? Finally-it's here-the guidebook you've been waiting for. Every year, an estimated 10,000-15,000 people apply to 16 Canadian law schools, vying for just over 2000 covet Drawing upon personal experience and the experiences of numerous other Canadian law students, Letourneau shares general insights on the LSAT, applying for law school, study strategies, summer jobs, the articling application process and much more, along For more information on this book, and for a variety of Canadian law school resources, go to www.canadalawstudent.ca.
Adam O. Letourneau earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Calgary in 1997. He then undertook a career in business, technology and publishing, gaining valuable experience in business start-ups and executive management. In addition to working on other ventures, Letourneau acted as Vice President of Operations o...
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Title:SO, YOU WANT TO BE A LAWYER,EH?: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT CANADIAN LAW…Format:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.53 × 5.58 × 0.68 inPublished:August 15, 2005Publisher:Writing on Stone PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0973809205

ISBN - 13:9780973809206

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An essential tool for all lawyers to be in Canada This book is a comprehensive survey of all topics related to becoming a lawyer in Canada. It provides information that will assist you from your first thoughts of wanting to attend law school up to the day you are finally called to the bar, as well as web links and names of other books that may be of assistance. It is honest and thorough and I would recommend it for anyone who is considering law school, on the path to law school or already in law school. This book is a fresh account of everything law school related that does not deceive, patronize or beat around the bush. The author uses his own experiences and that of his colleagues to provide helpful examples and problem solving techniques. It is evident to me, in reading this book, that the author is selflessly committed to providing the most accurate, up-to-date and constructive advise to Canada's future law community. Mr. Letourneau's out-of-the-box thinking and open personality wonderfully complement this books unique style.
Date published: 2007-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Helpful! This book was very informative. It walks you through the law school experience in Canada, from applying to first year all the way to choosing your articles. I was very pleased with the wide range of, from the best way to manage your study time to the advantages/disadvantages of laptops in classes. It also addresses the big issues (articles, interviews, etc) from a variety of viewpoints. That is to say, it can function as a road map to big law, small firms or a variety of other law goals. Finally, the conversational tone of the book made it a more entertaining read than many reference books. It seemed more like a friendly discussion with someone who had been through it already than a boring list of facts and suggestions. All in all a great purchase
Date published: 2006-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A helpful book for those considering law I bought this book about six months ago while going through the important decision-making process of investigating law school. This book offered excellent advice (and reassurance) about everything from the LSAT to articling to practicing as a professional. It was well worth investing in this book before making the much larger investment of actually going to law school!! I would hightly recommend that someone purchase this book before they even consider going to law school in Canada.
Date published: 2006-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Informative! Although there a number of books about applying to and attending law school, 'So, you want to be a Lawyer, Eh?' looks specifically at the process in Canada. Written from the perspective of a recent law school graduate, this book is informative and entertaining in detailing the experience of someone who has been through the whole law school experience. I will be attending law school this September and I feel that this book has given me a good understanding of what to expect. I'd highly recommend this book for anybody who has applied or is thinking of applying to law school in Canada!
Date published: 2006-05-16

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
WHY THIS BOOK NEEDED TO BE WRITTEN OR WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK
WHAT QUALIFIES THE AUTHOR TO WRITE THIS BOOK?
COMPREHENSIVE CANADIAN LAW STUDENTS' GUIDE
THE ULTIMATE CANADIAN LAW SCHOOL SOURCE
OPINION COUNTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CHAPTER 1: WHAT DOES THE ROAD LOOK LIKE?
REASONS FOR APPLYING TO LAW SCHOOL?
GRUELLING, VERY COMPETITIVE, BUT REWARDING
CHALLENGING JOB MARKET
DO I WANT TO TRAVEL THAT ROAD?
STATISTICS - HOW MANY LAWYERS ARE THERE?
HOW MANY APPLY? HOW MANY ARE ACCEPTED?
LSAT AND GPA STATS
WHAT IS LAW SCHOOL LIKE ANYWAY?
CHAPTER 2: HOW DO I PASS THE LSAT?
PREP COURSES
BOOKS
CD-ROMS
STRATEGIES
TRY, TRY AGAIN!
DO NOT SHARE YOUR SCORE WITH ANYBODY!
CHAPTER 3: THE APPLICATION PROCESS
WHICH SCHOOL?
LL.B. VS. JD
COMBINED PROGRAMS
ACTUAL PROCESS OF APPLYING TO LAW SCHOOL
CHAPTER 4: FIRST YEAR (1L)
HOW TO HANDLE THE LOAD
THE SOCIAL ASPECT - JR. HIGH AGAIN
FIRST YEAR SUBJECTS (SCHOOL BY SCHOOL)
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
GRADES, GRADES, GRADES - OR, DOES IT MATTER?
EXAM WRITING STRATEGIES
LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING - STRATEGIES
SEEK OUT A REAL MENTOR
TO WORK PART TIME OR NOT?
THE BILLS ARE COMING - HOW DO I KEEP UP?
AVOID LAW SCHOOL TUNNEL VISION
1L ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOUR TIPS:
1L MOOT
FINDING A SUMMER JOB
THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (CBA)
EXECUTIVE POSITIONS IN LAW SCHOOL
REGISTERING FOR 2L COURSES WHILE STILL IN 1L
ADVICE FROM 2LS AND 3LS
STUDENT LEGAL SERVICES
DO I NEED A LAPTOP?
TEXTBOOKS - USED? NEW?
PRO BONO WORK
STUDY HABITS
APPLY FOR 1L SUMMER JOB
CANNING!
PRACTICE EXAMS
STUDY GROUPS
EXERCISE - SO IMPORTANT!
ACCOMMODATIONS - RESOURCES
EXAM WRITING STRATEGIES
1L EVALUATION
CHAPTER 5: SUMMER JOB
OPTIONS
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO WITH MY 1L SUMMER?
NETWORK!
HOW TO WRITE YOUR FIRST MEMO
WHY AM I DOING DELIVERIES?
MAKE AN IMPRESSION
DO THE WORK YOU WANT TO DO
ACCEPT AN ARTICLE OFFER OR NOT?
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 6: SECOND YEAR (2L)
MARKS, MARKS, MARKS?
LAW REVIEW
MOOTING PROGRAMS
RESEARCH FOR ARTICLES - COMPARING FIRMS
CAREER DAY
THE KILLER RÉSUMÉ
APPLYING FOR COURT CLERKSHIPS
APPLYING FOR 2L SUMMER JOB
CHAPTER 7: SECOND SUMMER
WHAT SUMMER JOB IS BEST?
ARTICLE APPLICATION PROCESS
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
CHAPTER 8: THIRD YEAR (3L)
WHAT CLASSES?
MOOTS?
PASS/FAIL COURSES
RESEARCH PAPERS?
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DIDN'T GET AN ARTICLE (YET)
ARE GRADES STILL IMPORTANT?
CHECK CREDIT AND COURSE REQUIREMENTS
HELP OUT THOSE BELOW YOU
OPPORTUNITIES FOR NON FACULTY CLASSES
REGISTER FOR BAR EXAM COURSES / CPLED
ARRANGE START DATE FOR YOUR ARTICLE
3L EVALUATION
CHAPTER 9: CONCLUSION & FINAL THOUGHTS
APPENDICES
ALTERNATIVE CAREERS FOR LAWYERS
LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION INFORMATION
SAMPLE COVER LETTERS AND SAMPLE RÉSUMÉ
SAMPLE STATEMENTS OF INTEREST
LAW LINKS
LAW SCHOOLS IN CANADA
ABOUT THE AUTHOR