- Series: Writing on Stone Canadian Career
- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Writing on Stone Press Inc.; 2nd ed. edition (October 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0973809280
- ISBN-13: 978-0973809282
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,578,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So, You Want to Be a Lawyer, Eh? Law School in Canada, 2nd Edition (Writing on Stone Canadian Career) 2nd ed. Edition
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"As a future Canadian law student, I was frustrated with the lack of guide material available to Canadian law students...it was important to find a book like this that addresses the particular elements of Canadian Law School." -- --F. Voisin, Ontario, Amazon.com (1st Edition)
"I have read a number of guidebooks on how to succeed at law school and this is by far one of the best." -- --Dan, Ontario, Amazon.com (1st Edition)
"So, You Want to Be a Lawyer, Eh? outlines the process and offers tips to improve your results in the application process, at law school and in finding an articling position. I will be attending law school next year and I am confident that this book will help me succeed." -- --Jaime, Ontario, Amazon.com (1st Edition)
"This book provides an honest and fair appraisal of the law school process, from applications to graduation. I was truly interested in a law school resource that took me `behind the scenes' and into the law school atmosphere, and this book met such an objective." -- --N. Peterson, Vancouver, Amazon.com (1st Edition)
From the Publisher
This is a great follow up to Letourneau's successful 1st Edition of So, You Want to be a Lawyer, Eh? Letourneau has literally helped thousands of aspiring Canadian law students and lawyers to launch their legal careers.
Because the Canadian law school experience is unique, this book is the only full source of relevant information available to prospective and current Canadian law students. With this new edition, Letourneau will save you even more hours of research, more hours of study and tons of stress.
Recommended to all students interested in law school in Canada, all students applying to law school in Canada and to students in all three years of law school in Canada.
There are around 85,000 lawyers altogether in Canada, with about 65,000 of them practicing law. That's approximately 0.027% of the total Canadian adult population. If you have heard rumours that getting into law school is difficult, and that law school is hard, your sources are correct. The standards are very high, both for GPA and for the LSAT score (standardized test for law school applicants). However, the odds are not insurmountable. If law is something that you have become passionate about, or if you think you would make a great lawyer, buying and reading through this book will help you to make your decision, and will help you to succeed in gaining acceptance to law school, to excel at law school, and to land a great job in the legal field.
Each law school accepts between 50 and 200 law students each year. If you would like to know more about the process of getting into law school, read this book.
How do you know if law is the career choice for you? Well, that is not an easy question to answer. It is answered more clearly and in detail in this book. To start, you should do a personal inventory and see if you remotely fit into the following descriptions:
1. You have a reasonably high GPA in your undergraduate studies. 2. You like to write and write well. 3. You have great analytical skills. 4. You are a great problem solver. 5. You are a stickler for details. 6. You like taking on big projects. 7. You are honest and trustworthy. 8. You find yourself seeking out law related movies and books. 8. You set very high standards for yourself. 9. You have enjoyed a law-related course in the past. 10. You get upset when justice is not served. 11. You have compassion for others.
If you do, then start following your passion. Buy this book and find out - do you want to be a lawyer? If so, this book will tell you exactly how you go about it in Canada.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is a very accomplished book - well written and organized. Canadian law students are lucky that it is available, and from what I've seen, it appears to be unchallenged as Canada's ultimate guide to law school. It would be a useful prerequisite for anyone entering law school in Canada.
Yet I would recommend it to American law students as well. The most I got out of it was an interesting comparative look at what our colleagues from the North have to suffer through. But, though there are some key differences in the Canadian and American systems, there are even more similarities, and as the book goes on, it's easy to forget that the action is taking place north of the border. Just because the title says "eh" at the end of it, it would be a mistake for American law students to think the book is not applicable to them.
A good, useful book for anyone who wants to be a lawyer; Canuck or otherwise.