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The Law School Application and Personal Statement

Getting Into Law School – Sunday June 3, 2o12

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 405

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?

On Friday October 22, 2010 the Canadian law schools will be running a “Forum” at the Royal York Hotel – 100 Front St. – 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. You are encouraged to attend. That said, as they say:

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do.”

The purpose of the “Getting Into Law  School Course” will be to enhance your understanding of the admissions  process and give you a bit of direction.”

The  topics will include:

– how exactly to become a lawyer in Canada, the United States and the U.K.

– how various law school degrees are related to admission to the bar

– what are your chances of getting into various law schools

– how to ensure that your letters  of reference  work actually assist you in the admissions process

– how to avoid  the most common mistakes  on personal statements

– how does the “reputation”  of Canadian, American and U.K. law schools affect your career  prospects

– Australia?  Is it an option?

– Are you already a “foreign lawyer”? How to get admitted to the Bar of Ontario

The answers to these questions and more.

This  is the course you can afford to take (zero cost) but can’t afford to miss.

John Richardson’s – Canadian law  school  application manual – Law  School  Bound – will be available  at a discounted price.

We look forward  to seeing  you – but pre-registration  is required!

Note: John Richardson’s Law School Bound – Law  School Application Manual will be available  at  this seminr for the  discounted  price of $30. (cash only)

Personal Statement Workshop – Toronto

Personal statements, admissions essays, and/or statements of intent are a fact of life. There is no way to proceed to law school, MBA programs, Medical schools or most graduate schools without including one. In the same way that you would market yourself to a job, you must learn to market yourself to a school. The Personal Statement Workshop has been designed to help you develop your personal statement.

It will be of interest to those who are required compose any of:

Law School LSAT Application – LSAT Required

MBA GMAT Application – GMAT Required

Graduate School GRE Application – GRE may be required

Medical School MCAT Application – MCAT required

U.S. College SAT Application – SAT required

That said, we run different versions of the workshop which are targeted to the needs of specific groups.

Our Personal Statement Workshops include:

1. Personal Statement Workshop – The Law School/J.D./LL.B.  Application

2. Personal Statement Workshop – The Business School/MBA  Application

3. Personal Statement Workshop – The Graduate School  Application

4. Personal Statement Workshop – Queen’s Personal Statement of Experience

Each workshop approaches the application process from the perspective of “personal marketing.” Many applicants are qualified to enter the program of their choice. Yet some fail to gain admission and some succeed. In many cases, rejection letters are not based on the quality of the applicant. Rather they are based on the quality of the application file. This workshop will improve your “personal marketing” by enhancing every component of your application file.

This workshop includes information to help applicants systematically develop the personal statement, autobiographical sketch and other components of their application file.

Mastering The Personal StatementThe next Personal Statement Workshop is:

The Law School Application and Law School Personal Statement – Sunday June 2, 2013 – 6:00  p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph ST. – Room 405 – $95 cash at the door

Queen’s Personal Statement of Experience Workshop – January 2013 – TBA – Note that the Queen’s PSE  is due on March 1.
University of Toronto – St. Michael’s College – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph ST. – Room TBA

Cost: $95.00.  (Free to Richardson LSAT, GMAT prep, MCAT prep and GRE prep course students)


We also recommend the book Mastering The Personal Statement which is available in bookstores. It is the perfect supplement to the workshop and was developed over many years by the author, and workshop facilitator, Mr. John Richardson, B.A., LL.B., J.D.  Law school applicants would also benefit from Law School Bound which includes a comprehensive law school application manual. Details at the Bookstore.

Join the “Personal Statement Discussion” on our Facebook page or Facebook group.