Welcome to Law School 101 Canada, your starting point for learning everything you need to know about legal education in Canada, getting into a Canadian law program, and being an all-around awesome law student.

So where shall we begin? Perhaps with a few fun facts:

  • Did you know that from the timespan from when you start applying for law school until the time that you become a certified lawyer (i.e. called to the Bar) is at least five years? Check out this TimeGlider timeline to get a sense of what the law school process involves.
  • There are currently 16 English-language common law schools in Canada. Click here to see a colourful map and a not-so-colourful list of the Canadian JD and LLB programs.
  • Going to law school could be the worst decision of your life! Seriously. It’s a huge decision and you need to make it carefully. Click here to read about some of the unpleasant realities of going to law school.

Sorry again, I guess those weren’t all *fun* facts. But here’s something that is fun: a chance to win a $50 gift card to Chapters or a $10 gift card to Starbucks!!

It’s easy to enter – all you have to do is click FOLLOW on the top right corner of this page (a little to the left, no more to the right, okay closer to the top – you got it!)

And want another draw entry? It’s just as easy – just click LIKE on the Facebook page and you’ll double your chances at getting enough dough for a new LSAT prep manual or a couple strong lattes.

The draw will be held on Monday, July 23, 2012. On that date I will also be making a big announcement that I hope will excite you as much as it excites me…(ooh the suspense!).

Well thanks again for stopping by, and I hope that you do stay a while because there’s lots to read. How about clicking here to get started?

Now back to my other blog ;).
-Diane