YBP is back & Live at the Black Law Student Conference!!

It’s the morning of the BLSA Canada 25th Anniversary Conference and YBP is getting ready to bring you some great live coverage in the days ahead!

Yes, that is right folks, we are BACK!!blsac conference

The past year has been a wonderful opportunity for us to further develop local relationships with key partners, however it did take away time to update content on our digital platforms on a frequent basis.

This year the annual conference is being held in fabulous Toronto (February 12th to 14th, 2016) at the Double Tree by Hilton. The event will bring black law students from all across the nation to network and learn, so if your interested in law this is the perfect space to meet actual students who were able to successfully navigate the path to law school.

If your in Toronto, it’s not too late to come out! We highly recommend that you check out the event, there will be workshops running FRIDAY and also on SATURDAY! A brief breakdown is offered below:

 

✦✦✦✦✦RAISING THE BAR: STRIDING TOWARD EXCELLENCE✦✦✦✦✦

WORKSHOPS AND PANELS.
➨BLSA Canada’s workshops and panels will provide students with the practical tools they need to acheive their career goals.

DIVERSITY MOOT.
➨Five Teams are competing this year: come witness the litigation skills of your peers! For the first time, ever, the final round will be held at the Ontario Court of Appeal!

NETWORKING AND MENTORING.
➨We’ve heard you! This year many more time is allocated to networking! Don’t be afraid to speak to lawyers and legal professionals present. They are here for you!

LEGAL CAREER FAIR.
➨ Big Law, governement or social justice: come meet 15 legal organziations to learn more about the opportunities they have to offer. Do no hesitate to ask all the questions you may have. Put all the chances to get an article or a job on YOUR side!

GALA.
➨A black tie affair! As this year is the 25th anniversary, the gala will be a truly HISTORIC celebration. Members from our American counterpart will be present to congratulate us! Futhermore, it finishes early enough to enjoy the night time programming of the NBA All Stars Weekend (We got you).

 

 


Osgoode Hall Law School’s FREE LSAT Prep Course!

Osgoode Hall Law School is offering a FREE LSAT Prep Course! Keep an eye out for registration call-outs, the most recent session ran from June 1st,2015 – August 28th, 2015.

Whats included? Students gain free, comprehensive LSAT preparation, including study materials, practice tests and online support. In addition, students will have the opportunity to get the inside scoop on life at law school and in the legal profession through discussions, panels and roundtables with current law students and legal professionals.

Topics will cover the law school admissions process, financing a legal education, how to maintain balance while in law school and the variety of career options for law school graduates.

To be eligible you must satisfy the following:

  • Applicant must be in third or fourth year of undergraduate studies or be a recent university graduate (within the past two years). If an applicant is a graduate of the LAWS program, this should be indicated in the application material.
  • Applicant must be planning to write the Oct. 3 LSAT and planning to apply to law school for September 2016 or September 2017.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative (all years combined) undergraduate average of at least 77 per cent (B+).
  • Applicant must be a recipient of the 2014-15 Canada Student Grant for Persons from Low Income Families through a provincial government student assistance program or must be able to demonstrate low family income.

For more information on fee waivers, visit the Law School Admissions Council website

Additional information can be found by contacting  Vicky Faclaris, recruitment and admissions coordinator at Osgoode Hall Law School.


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