CRIM 1116 Lecture Notes - Law School Admission Test, Bachelor Of Laws, Law Society

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Published on 21 Apr 2013
School
Langara College
Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 1116
Professor
-Teaching of law cannot be divorced from the ever-changing political social and
economic context that underpins everyday life.
-Law schools-term used to refer to faculties of law at specific universities. Students
gain admission to these institutions after completing an undergrad degree or a
portion thereof, from a recognized university
-There were no law schools before 1950’ s-1960
-Law societies- provincial associations that license lawyers to practice in each
province in Canada. Licenses are granted after a period of articling and successful
completion of bar admission examinations
-Articling-an LL.B graduates period of learning in a legal setting and further series of
tests referred to as bar admissions only upon successful completion of these criteria
can a person be “called to the bar” of a province and practice law
Measures of Eligibility for Law School Admission
-Based on GPA AND LAW SCHOOL ADMISSION TEST (LSAT)
-Law schools combine these 2 marks more emphasis on GPA
-Mature students are those who have demonstrated academic ability through a
combination of the LSAT score and some academic coursework but don’t have the
undergrad degree that is usually required for entrance
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Teaching of law cannot be divorced from the ever-changing political social and economic context that underpins everyday life. Law schools-term used to refer to faculties of law at specific universities. Students gain admission to these institutions after completing an undergrad degree or a portion thereof, from a recognized university. There were no law schools before 1950" s-1960. Law societies- provincial associations that license lawyers to practice in each province in canada. Licenses are granted after a period of articling and successful completion of bar admission examinations. Based on gpa and law school admission test (lsat) Law schools combine these 2 marks more emphasis on gpa. Mature students are those who have demonstrated academic ability through a combination of the lsat score and some academic coursework but don"t have the undergrad degree that is usually required for entrance. Late 90"s nearly 3000 lawyers graduating each year.

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