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More on the Canada/U.S. #DualJD joint law program offered by @WindsorLaw and @DetroitMercyLaw

I have always been an advocate of joint law degree programs. Although I have not written about this topic for some time, I notice that the most recent edition of the University of Detroit Docket features a nice discussion of the Windsor Detroit Dual J.D. program. I last wrote a post discussing Canada’s Joint Law Degree Programs in 2015.

In any event, I highly recommend the recent article in the Docket which you will find here:


Although these programs are clearly not for everybody, I think that consideration of joint degree options (of any type) should be considered as part of your journey through the law school admissions process.

The following tweet features an article about a recent Dual J.D. student.

John Richardson

Great lecture for anybody interested in any kind of career in law

This is the kind of video that should be seen before you go to law school, during law school and after law school!

It should be seen in addition to the videos in the previous F. Lee Bailey post.

Interested in criminal law? Great interview with F. Lee Bailey at the height of his career

F. Lee Baily has been one of America’s most well known and effective criminal lawyers. Some love him. Some hate him. But, it’s impossible to not respect his abilities as a lawyer.

Now: At 83 he is now living a “quieter life” in Maine. He reflects on some of his cases here:

Then: What follows is a fascinating interview of Mr. Bailey when he was a “rising legal star” – soon to become a legend.

The following videos will motivate some of you to want to become criminal lawyers. Your LSAT Preparation is the first step.

Still interested in becoming a criminal lawyer? You might find this blog piece about Toronto lawyer Peter Rosenthal to be of interest.

Evidence that @Official_LSAT is making changes to better compete with #GRE

For some I have been arguing that the days of the “LSAT Monopoly” are coming to an end. Over the last decade there has been discussion about whether the LSAT should be required at all AND/OR whether the GRE should be used as a substitute for the LSAT. I have discussed this in numerous posts which include:

– “American Bar Association Considers Whether The LSAT Should Be Required

– “The GRE As A Possible Substitute For The LSAT

– “The GRE Joins The LSAT As An Objective and Reliable Admissions Test

– “The Revolution Is Beginning: Forget the #LSAT. This Law School Will Accept Your #GRE Scores.”

In any case, it appears that the Law School Admission Council has accepted that it will have to compete with the GRE.

The evidence includes:

For those who don’t believe in free markets and competition, this is your answer.

How would you have done @LSATpreparation on the 1959 #LSAT?

There are two kinds of LSAT Historians.

Type 1 – Those who must repeat and repeat the LSAT (the greater number).

Type 2 – “LSAT Scholars” who are fascinated by the LSAT (far fewer).

Every generation thinks it has it harder than the previous generation. Maybe yes. Maybe no.

How would you have performed on the 1959 version of the LSAT? Try some LSAT questions and find out.


Introducing LSAT Logical Reasoning – The Terrain @LSATPreparation

Introducing LSAT Logical Reasoning – The Terrain

A study of arguments should be part of any LSAT preparation course.

Introduction – What Skills Does The LSAT Test?

The LSAT is a test of reading and reasoning in context. Your reading and reasoning skills will tested in the broad  contexts of:

LSAT Logical Reasoning

LSAT Logic Games

LSAT Reading Comprehension
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Planning your legal career: Advice from a former Supreme Court Justice

The above tweet references an article written by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie. There are two aspects of the post that are of interest to those considering a legal career. The first aspect focuses on career advice for the individual. The second contains observations about the role (possibly diminishing) that lawyers will play in our society.

Career advice for the individual …

Finally, nobody will be a success if they don’t like their work, especially if it’s in a disagreeable environment. The law offers terrific opportunities for a fulfilling career if you follow your own instincts, chart your own path and keep your independence so you’re able to walk away from an intolerable situation. Above all, if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, stop doing it.

Observations about the role of the legal profession …

If lawyers can’t or won’t supply the service, the legal system will find ways to deal with disputes without resorting to lawyers. PayPal and eBay rely on online-dispute resolution systems to resolve 90 percent of the 60 million user conflicts that occur each year. Online dispute resolution is also a reality in British Columbia for small claims court. Keep this in mind as you plan your career.

Those taking the June LSAT may be interested in our Toronto LSAT Preparation courses.

The #GRE joins the #LSAT as an objective and reliable admissions test

The above tweet references an article at TaxProf blog reporting that Harvard Law School (you would be surprised how many famous people are Harvard Law School Graduates) is the latest and possibly most important law school to allow applicants to submit the GRE rather than the LSAT.

The article includes:
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The revolution is beginning: Forget The #LSAT. This Law School Will Accept Your #GRE Scores

The revolution is beginning. The use of the GRE as a substitute for the LSAT is a development that I have been predicting for years.

Listen and enjoy …