LSAC Law School Forum—Toronto, ON

  • Attend up to 7 workshops that are not available anywhere else.
  • Meet 1-on-1 with the law schools of your choice.
  • Gain insider tips from a member of the LSAT test development staff—yes, a writer of the actual test!
  • Resolve all your application-process questions in one place.


… all of this and more, for free!

JD Schools Participating    LLM Schools Participating

1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Meet with Law Schools

11:00 a.m.–noon

Law schools are interested in recruiting students who reflect the rich diversity of our country. Depending on the law school, diversity may include such characteristics as race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, or socioeconomic status. These characteristics are sought to create a diverse law school class.

This workshop is an opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to get general advice about admission policies and application procedures. Attending the session will allow you to understand the specific challenges that students from diverse backgrounds face. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the law school admission representatives on the panel.

Questions to Ask

  • What part should my diverse background play in my personal statement? And, if the law school has an optional diversity statement, what should I highlight to make it different from my personal statement?
  • Does diversity include life experience, special talents, skills, and other factors?
  • What should I know about writing a diversity statement versus a personal statement?
  • If I need accommodations, how should I approach the law school for assistance and support?

 

noon–1:00 p.m.

Forum 101

What is an LSAC Law School Forum? Begin your day at the forum by figuring out how to maximize your time here. Be prepared and make the most of your face-to-face opportunity with law school representatives by learning

  • which questions would be more productive to ask to begin a conversation, and
  • how to map out your day to take advantage of the workshops and meet all of the law schools on your list.

The Application Process

Planning to apply to law school can feel overwhelming. This workshop covers the elements basic to the application process such as

  • self-assessment,
  • scheduling and timing,
  • the LSAT,
  • the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS),
  • personal statements,
  • school visits, and
  • the decision-making process.

LSAC’s workshop-exclusive video, Applying to Law School, will be shown, followed by a question-and-answer period. Law school admission representatives will serve as panelists to answer your questions.

Questions to Ask

  • How does your law school review applications?
  • What do you look for in a personal statement?
  • Does your school accept addenda such as optional essays or diversity or grade-explanation statements? How do I submit these documents?
  • What kinds of recommendations are most helpful?
  • Is there an advantage in applying early?
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

This workshop will answer key questions about LLM programs and the application process. The panelists are admission representatives from Canadian law schools who have experience advising LLM candidates. You will learn how best to research and identify LLM programs that fit your needs and career goals and get advice about the application process. The session will include a question-and-answer period.

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

The National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) is a standing committee of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. The mandate of the NCA is to help Canada’s law societies protect the public interest by assessing the legal education and professional experience of individuals who obtained their credentials outside of Canada or in a Canadian civil law program. An assessment is done before an individual may apply for admission to a law society in a Canadian common law jurisdiction, and is based on the academic and professional profile of each applicant.

This workshop will help explain the mandate, policies, and procedures of the NCA, highlighting the application and assessment processes and explaining how internationally educated lawyers may demonstrate equivalency to a Canadian common law, law school graduate.

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

This workshop provides a brief overview of the LSAT from a writer of the actual test. A member of LSAC’s test development team will provide insight into

  • the different question types and how to approach each type;
  • basic suggestions on how to best prepare for the LSAT; and
  • free online personalized LSAT prep developed by LSAC and the Khan Academy.

In addition, the LSAC test developer will be available to answer individual questions about the test at the LSAC information table near the law school fair area.

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Law schools are interested in recruiting students who reflect the rich diversity of our country. Depending on the law school, diversity may include such characteristics as race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, or socioeconomic status. These characteristics are sought to create a diverse law school class.

This workshop is an opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to get general advice about admission policies and application procedures. Attending the session will allow you to understand the specific challenges that students from diverse backgrounds face. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the law school admission representatives on the panel.

Questions to Ask

  • What part should my diverse background play in my personal statement? And, if the law school has an optional diversity statement, what should I highlight to make it different from my personal statement?
  • Does diversity include life experience, special talents, skills, and other factors?
  • What should I know about writing a diversity statement versus a personal statement?
  • If I need accommodations, how should I approach the law school for assistance and support?
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Attorneys representing a diverse cross section of practice areas will serve as panelists to discuss career opportunities in the legal profession. Panelists will describe their career paths and their day-to-day work, and offer insight into the skills needed to represent clients effectively. This panel will be especially helpful if you haven’t had the opportunity to interact with or ask questions of practicing attorneys.