Component 6: Law career mentoring

“A student was given a mentoring opportunity, “in the hope that when you had somebody to lean on you, you would begin to stand a little steadier yourself, and get manliness and thoughtfulness.”  Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown’s Schooldays


Law school will take three years and is a major investment in your life. After law school you must undergo a “lawyer licensing process” to earn your admission to the bar. For this reason it is helpful to experience a law school class (hence our Law School Preview program) and learn about the lives and careers of practising lawyers. We have incorporated this experience into the Mastering The LSAT program.

We anticipate a number of guest speakers will participate in the program. What follows cannot be guaranteed (they come out of the goodness of their hearts) but is likely to be a list of the speakers you will hear from.

The law professors who are part of the “Law School Preview” program are included in this list. Remember that for the “law school classes” you will be required to have read real cases in advance. The cases will be posted in advance.

To repeat: this part of the program is NOT guaranteed to look exactly like what follows. But, it will be very close.

Guest Speakers by Date:

In general it is expected that the speakers will present from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There may be exceptions. We reserve the right to accommodate the speakers at their convenience.

The Law School Preview will be included as Guest Speakers. Note that you will be required to read the relevant law school case in advance.

Saturday May 4 – Terrie-Lynne Devonish – Toronto Lawyer, Osgoode Hall Graduate, Winner of the “Top 40 Under 40 Award” and member of the Board of Governors of York University.

Saturday May 11 – Gina Alexandris – Former Assistant Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School and now in charge of the International Lawyers Training Program at the University of Toronto Law School.

Sunday May 12 – Tapas Pain – Partner Pain & Ceballos – IP lawyer – Richardson LSAT instructor since 1995

*Saturday May 25 – Law School Preview Program – Professor David Finnegan of Cooley Law School – Real Property

*Saturday June 1 – Law School Preview Program – Philip Slayton – Law School Professor – Former dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario, Former partner in Bay Street Law Firm and author of: Lawyers Gone Bad, Might Judgment and more – Contracts class

Sunday June 2 – Pre-Law Forum – Speakers will include:

*Law School Preview Program – Professor David Finnegan of Cooley Law School – Personal Property Class – Time TBA

Visit PreLaw Forum to see the numerous law students and lawyers who will be part of the day!

Saturday June 8 – Personal Statement Workshop and LSAT Writing Sample Workshop – Beryl Theobald – Former Admissions Director at the Western’s Faculty of Law – She has read in excess of 30,000 law school personal statements and writing samples.

*Law School Preview Progam

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