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Guest Speakers - May 2010

The LSAT instructional component of the Mastering The LSAT is supplemented by guest speakers. This year we are allowing participants in any of our LSAT courses to attend these events. In the past our guest speakers have included: lawyers, law professors, career counsellors and occasionally law students from various schools.

The perspectives and advice they offer is invaluable.
A tentative list of speakers and times (check back to confirm the speakers, the locations and the times - we reserve the right to make any changes) includes:

Sunday May 30, 2010 - 4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. "So, What's Law School Really Like?"

Timothy Puzstai, B.A., M.A., LL.B.

Timothy is a lawyer in private practice. As a recent law school graduate, he is well qualified to talk about the law school experience. He has been a long time contributor to the Richardson - Law School Bound newsetter.

Location: U of T - St. Michael's - Carr Hall 405 - 100 St. Joseph St.

Sunday May 16, 2010 - 5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. "Getting Into Law School"

John Richardson, B.A., LL.B., J.D.

This course will provide an overview and foundation for the rest of the guest speakers.

Location: U of T - St. Michael's College - Carr Hall - 100 St. Joseph St. - Room 405

Saturday May 15, 2010 - Time 4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Attend A U.S. School - Become An Ontario Lawyer


Peter is a member of the bars of Ontario and Michigan and works as an "in-house counsel" for a Toronto firm. He is a graduate of the law school at Michigan State University and attended Osgoode Hall law school. He will entertain you with stories about his law school experience and tell you how he attended a U.S. law school and was admitted to the bar of Ontario.

Location: U of T - St. Michael's - Carr Hall 405 - 100 St. Joseph St.

Sunday May 30, 2010 - 12:00 noon - Your First Law School Class

Professor Philip Slayton

Participate in your first law school class! This will be an amazing event for any pre-law student. Philip Slayton is a former professor and dean of the law school at the University of Western Ontario. He also practiced for many years at a large Toronto law firm. He will teach a first year contracts class using a real case. This is a must attend event for anybody seriously interested in law school. But you have to read and study the case in advance! (The case will not be distributed at the event.)

You can find the case at:

Location: U of T - St. Michael's - Carr Hall 405 - 100 St. Joseph St.

Saturday May 29/10 - Time TBA - How To Apply To Law School

Tapas Pain., B.Sc., M.Sc., LL.B.

Tapas is a partner in a Toronto law firm specializing in the area of intellectual property law. Learn some of the dos and don'ts of effective law school applications. You will also discover how to prosper in a small law firm and carve out a specialty.

Location: U of T - St. Michael's - Carr Hall 405 - 100 St. Joseph St.

Saturday May 8, 2010 - 4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. "A Bay Street Associate and In House Counsel"

Terrie-Lynne Devonish, LL.B. - Of The Bar Of Ontario

Terrie-Lynne Devonish is General Counsel at Aon Canada company and also worked previously as an associate at a large Bay Street firm. Her achievements include a recent appointment to the Board Of Governors of York University and most recently she was selected as one of the Globe and Mail's "Top 40 Under 40".

Location: U of T - St. Michael's - Carr Hall 405 - 100 St. Joseph St.

Saturday June 5, 2010 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Personal Statement Workshop
John Richardson, B.A., LL.B., J.D.

Applying to law school is a lot of work. It is important to do this work when it does not conflict with school. The purpose of this seminar is to help you get this done in the summer.
Location: U of T - St. Michael's - Carr Hall 405 - 100 St. Joseph St.

Saturday June 12, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Pre-Law Forum - One Day! One Location! Many Schools! - Details TBA

Why go to law school and get just one degree? There are many different kinds of joint degree programs. Three of the six Ontario law schools now have joint LL.B./J.D. programs. These programs allow you to earn both U.S. and Canadian law degrees. Representatives from various law schools will be attending to explain their programs and to answer questions. WE HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE THIS EVENT A FREE EVENT!! SO FEEL FREE TO JUST SHOW UP! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY!BRING YOUR FRIENDS,YOUR PARENTS OR ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED! The final list of participants will probably not be finalized until June, but for the moment you can expect:

Jennifer Henderson- Director of the LL.B./J.D. program at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit

Stéphane Emard-Chabot - Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Faculty Of Law, University of Ottawa

Gina Alexandris, LL.B. - Assistant Dean, Student Services, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Beryl Theobald - Director of Admissions, Faculty of Law, The University of Western Ontario

Jane Emrich, LL.B.- Registrar, Faculty of Law, Queen's University

Ali Martin-Mayer - Acting Dean (External), Faculty of Law, McGill University

Location: York University - Moot Court Room

Locations: The locations posted are tentative - please check back the day before to learn about any possible updates!

Eligibility to attend: These short courses and seminars are available both Richardson LSAT students and Non-Richardson LSAT students as follows:

Richardson LSAT Students: If you have paid in full or are attending any Richardson LSAT program you are free to just show up. You may pay for a Richardson LSAT course in full at the start of a seminar and attend for free.

Non-Richardson LSAT Students: You may attend any one of these seminars at a cost of $50 per seminar. Alternatively you may participate in all of the above seminars for a one time fee of $200. Pre-registration is not necessary but payment must be made in cash at the door.