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2 Panel Speaker: Mr. Reon Su Panel Coordinator: Miss Clare Tien Presentation Advisor: Mi-Mi Chu Date: PM, June 29, 2003 Place:Conference Room, 11F, Taipei City Municipal Library Guidelines on Applying for US Juris Doctor Programs --Perspectives from Foreign Applicants

3 Americal Legal Education System US JD degree, What Is That? Applicants With BA/BS Degrees Applicants With LLB Degrees Under grad Law School JD Graduates LLM Graduates SJD/JSD Graduates Legal Professionals

4 Admission Factors LSAT( Law School Admission Test) Undergraduate GPA Personal Statement Resume Letters of Recommendation TOEFL EVERYTHING ELSE –Work Experience & Leadership Roles –Graduate School –Volunteer Experience –Extenuating Circumstances

5 Factor 1:Quantitative LSAT: Law School Admission Test –A Standardized Test Required For Admission To all 201 Law Schools That Are Members Of The Law School Admission Council (LSAC). –A Test Requiring Critical Thinking Capability Under Great Time Pressure –A Test, Difficult But Manageable UGPA: Undergraduate Graduate Point Average

6 LSAT Application On-line Application via Test Date: Every February, June, October and December Registration Fee: USD 108. Late Registrants Must Pay An Additional $54. The LSAT Registration Handbook

7 LSAT Formation Five Single choice Test Sections –Short Argument: –Reading: –Game: –Experimental Section: One Writing Section 3 Hours Marathon Test 35 Minutes For Each Single Choice Section 30 Minutes For The Writing Section A 10 Minutes Break Will Be Given After the Third Section

8 LSAT: Short Argument French divers recently found a large cave along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The cave is accessible only through an underwater tunnel. The interior of the cave is completely filled with seawater and contains numerous large stalagmites, which are stony pillars that form when drops of water fall repeatedly on a single spot on a cave floor, leaving behind mineral deposits that accumulate over time. The information above most strongly supports which one of the following?

9 LSAT: Short Argument The information above most strongly supports which one of the following? (A) The Mediterranean Sea was at a higher level in the past than it is now. (B) The water level within the cave is higher now than it once was. (C) The French divers were the first people who knew that the tunnel leading to the cave existed. (D) There was once an entrance to the cave besides the underwater tunnel. (E) Seawater in the Mediterranean has a lower mineral content now than it had when the stalagmites were being formed.

10 LSAT: Reading

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13 LSAT: Game

14 Law School Preparation Info Sites Law School Admission CouncilLaw School Admission Council Nontradlaw.com Princetonreview.com JD2B.COM LAWSCHOOL.COM FINDLAW.COM USNEWS.COM

15 Factor 2: Qualitative Personal Statement Resume Letters of Recommendations TOEFL*, TSE-A* Dean’s Certification* Everything Else –Work Experience & Leadership Roles –Graduate School –Volunteer Experience –Extenuating Circumstances –Diversity

16 Ready To Apply? 1.Via The LSDAS LSDAS Foreign Applicants ETS LSACD On-line Application LS1LS2LS15 …... TOEFL TSE-A* Application Forms Resume Personal Statement Dean’s Certification* Application Fee* Transcripts LSAT Score Recommendation Letters

17 Ready to Apply? 2. Via Direct Application LSAC Foreign Applicants ETS LS1LS2LS15 …. TOEFL* TSE-A* Resume Application Forms Personal Statement Application Fee Recommendation Letters Transcripts* Dean’s Certification* LSAT Score

18 Law School Virtual Tour

19 First Year Class Schedule

20 Second- or Third-Year Studies Appellate Advocacy I (2 credits) Seminar Course Writing Course Legal Profession Course REQUIRED COURSES (88+ hours needed) First-Year, Fall Semester Civil Procedure (4 credits) Contracts (3 credits) Criminal Law (4 credits) Legal Research (1 credit) Torts (4 credits) TOTAL CREDITS: 16 First-Year, Spring Semester Constitutional Law (4 credits) Contracts II (2 credits) Legal Writing and Analysis (2 credits) Legislation (3 credits) Property (4 credits) TOTAL CREDITS: 15

21 Expenses Per Year 1. Tuitions: Ranging from USD 10,000 to USD 30,000 –Public School (In-state / Out-of-State) –Private School 2. Living Expenses: –NYC> Bay Area in California>Hub Cities in Other Areas> Rural Cities in Other Areas –From USD 10,000 to USD 20,000

22 Class Entering Fall 2002 Statistics for 2002 entering class: median LSAT 160; median undergraduate GPA 3.6 Average age 23 (ranging from 20 to early 40s) 51% females Over 20 different states 19% Minority Undergraduate majors ranging from Accounting to Urban Studies/Regional Planning 117 different college and universities 33% Non-Residents

23 Upon Graduation Types of Employment Placement Report

24 Types of Employment

25 Placement Report-Class of 2002 Salary Information

26 Any Questions? Acknowledgment: The above-mentioned actual LSAT questions and one actual law school profile are each reproduced under prior permission from the LSAC and Assistant Director of the OSU Moritz College of Law, Ms. Sarbeth J. Fleming.


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