Admissions Decisions?


lolcat

Has anyone received admissions decisions from Canadian LLM programs yet? I applied to U of T, Osgoode, Queen's and Western, so I'd be most interested in hearing about admission decisions for those schools.

Has anyone received admissions decisions from Canadian LLM programs yet? I applied to U of T, Osgoode, Queen's and Western, so I'd be most interested in hearing about admission decisions for those schools.
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Elle Woods

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kans

yay!! i got an offer today!!! has anyone else recieved an offer yet???

yay!! i got an offer today!!! has anyone else recieved an offer yet???
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Elle Woods

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kans

hey thanks....i applied to llm in business and fin. inst. at the university of toronto.....

hey thanks....i applied to llm in business and fin. inst. at the university of toronto.....
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kans

has anyone else heard from UOT??

has anyone else heard from UOT??
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Jai1

Hi!!!

I got admission offer from British Columbia with $23,300 scholarship offer.... any other admitted to UBC..... no news from McGill & Ottawa....

Hi!!!

I got admission offer from British Columbia with $23,300 scholarship offer.... any other admitted to UBC..... no news from McGill & Ottawa....

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lolcat

Yes. Admitted to research-stream LLM at U of T as of a couple of weeks ago. No word from Osgoode.

Yes. Admitted to research-stream LLM at U of T as of a couple of weeks ago. No word from Osgoode.
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aydewale

Yes! Glory be to God I have got admission and scholarship at U of Calgary. Scholaship worth C$25k..

Please what is the University like, quality, staffing, the city etc.

Yes! Glory be to God I have got admission and scholarship at U of Calgary. Scholaship worth C$25k..

Please what is the University like, quality, staffing, the city etc.
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Jai1

Today, I am informed that I got admitted to McGill LL.M. program. No news about scholarship, will let me know after few days with formal admssion letter. I am alraedy admitted to UBC with $23k scholarship.

Could anybody advise which offer should I choose between British Columbia (with $23k scholarship) or McGill without scholarship?

regards

Today, I am informed that I got admitted to McGill LL.M. program. No news about scholarship, will let me know after few days with formal admssion letter. I am alraedy admitted to UBC with $23k scholarship.

Could anybody advise which offer should I choose between British Columbia (with $23k scholarship) or McGill without scholarship?

regards
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Wade

Well, I can tell you that any LL.M. from a Canadian law school will serve you well and be respected. You may already be aware that the UBC LL.M. is quite theoretical or heavy into research.

As for McGill, you didn't specify whether you were taking a thesis or non-thesis option. Also, are you referring to the comparative LL.M.?

All things being equal, I would take the UBC offer + the money and run. You can pay your fees and live off the rest (very frugally) and not have to worry about any (or minimal) additional debt. McGill has a good reputation but nothing spectacular within Canada at least.

It might help if you tell us what your background and future goals are (sorry if you have done this in another forum). If money is no concern for you then go to the school that can best match your career goals.

Well, I can tell you that any LL.M. from a Canadian law school will serve you well and be respected. You may already be aware that the UBC LL.M. is quite theoretical or heavy into research.

As for McGill, you didn't specify whether you were taking a thesis or non-thesis option. Also, are you referring to the comparative LL.M.?

All things being equal, I would take the UBC offer + the money and run. You can pay your fees and live off the rest (very frugally) and not have to worry about any (or minimal) additional debt. McGill has a good reputation but nothing spectacular within Canada at least.

It might help if you tell us what your background and future goals are (sorry if you have done this in another forum). If money is no concern for you then go to the school that can best match your career goals.
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da vic

hi aydewale when did you submit your application and how long does it take for them to offer the admission.

hi aydewale when did you submit your application and how long does it take for them to offer the admission.
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Jai1

Well, I can tell you that any LL.M. from a Canadian law school will serve you well and be respected. You may already be aware that the UBC LL.M. is quite theoretical or heavy into research.

As for McGill, you didn't specify whether you were taking a thesis or non-thesis option. Also, are you referring to the comparative LL.M.?

All things being equal, I would take the UBC offer + the money and run. You can pay your fees and live off the rest (very frugally) and not have to worry about any (or minimal) additional debt. McGill has a good reputation but nothing spectacular within Canada at least.

It might help if you tell us what your background and future goals are (sorry if you have done this in another forum). If money is no concern for you then go to the school that can best match your career goals.


Thanks Wade

My future planning is to do job for 1-2 years in any firm and then move into academics. Firstly, I would like to gain some good exposure before moving into academics and during these 2-3 years I may join some doctoral program.

Also be informed that my thesis topic at UBC is Intellectual Property Theft which might involve visits to companies and other international organization (i.e. not limited to in-house research only). At McGill, I am offered with LL.M. (non-thesis) with major subject Intellectual Property Law. UBC holds Chair for IP Law, at the same time McGill IP Policy Institute is old one and established comparing with UBC.

My point of concern, whether name fame makes much difference, McGill holds top position however UBC is below in the ranking game. Whether the difference is like US, if we take two universities say Harvard & Georgetown, Harvard will always be my first choice even if Georgetown is offering full scholarship.

What will be scope of being employed by a firm after graduating from any of these two universities? I already have more than 2 years experience in Intellectual Property Law.

Regards

<blockquote>Well, I can tell you that any LL.M. from a Canadian law school will serve you well and be respected. You may already be aware that the UBC LL.M. is quite theoretical or heavy into research.

As for McGill, you didn't specify whether you were taking a thesis or non-thesis option. Also, are you referring to the comparative LL.M.?

All things being equal, I would take the UBC offer + the money and run. You can pay your fees and live off the rest (very frugally) and not have to worry about any (or minimal) additional debt. McGill has a good reputation but nothing spectacular within Canada at least.

It might help if you tell us what your background and future goals are (sorry if you have done this in another forum). If money is no concern for you then go to the school that can best match your career goals.</blockquote>

Thanks Wade…

My future planning is to do job for 1-2 years in any firm and then move into academics. Firstly, I would like to gain some good exposure before moving into academics and during these 2-3 years I may join some doctoral program.

Also be informed that my thesis topic at UBC is “Intellectual Property Theft” which might involve visits to companies and other international organization (i.e. not limited to in-house research only). At McGill, I am offered with LL.M. (non-thesis) with major subject “Intellectual Property Law”. UBC holds Chair for IP Law, at the same time McGill IP Policy Institute is old one and established comparing with UBC.

My point of concern, whether name fame makes much difference, McGill holds top position however UBC is below in the ranking game. Whether the difference is like US, if we take two universities say Harvard & Georgetown, Harvard will always be my first choice even if Georgetown is offering full scholarship.

What will be scope of being employed by a firm after graduating from any of these two universities? I already have more than 2 years experience in Intellectual Property Law.

Regards
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Wade

It seems that between your two choices, UBC is the better fit. There isn't name disparity in Canada the way there is in the United States. You would be fine at either school. There is no big WOW factor coming from any Canadian University. McGill won't add much, if any, prestige value.

By the way, if IP law is your thing you shound consider my alma mater, the University of Ottawa, which has arguably the best IP program in Canada. Again, no big prestige factor (although Ottawa Law is very respected) but would probably best suit your goals.

If Ottawa isn't an option, then UBC will suit you well. Not sure what rankings you are referring to, but there are only a dozen LL.M. programs in all of Canada ( civil law excluded), so I don't think you will have a problem in that regard.

It seems that between your two choices, UBC is the better fit. There isn't name disparity in Canada the way there is in the United States. You would be fine at either school. There is no big WOW factor coming from any Canadian University. McGill won't add much, if any, prestige value.

By the way, if IP law is your thing you shound consider my alma mater, the University of Ottawa, which has arguably the best IP program in Canada. Again, no big prestige factor (although Ottawa Law is very respected) but would probably best suit your goals.

If Ottawa isn't an option, then UBC will suit you well. Not sure what rankings you are referring to, but there are only a dozen LL.M. programs in all of Canada ( civil law excluded), so I don't think you will have a problem in that regard.
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Jai1

Thanx Wade for your inputs...

I am still waiting response from Ottawa but again depends what they are offering? Could you please also comment on the employment opportunities?

Thanx Wade for your inputs...

I am still waiting response from Ottawa but again depends what they are offering? Could you please also comment on the employment opportunities?
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Wade

In terms of employment, well, that depends. Ottawa is the capital for IP and there are many boutique and big firms that hire in this field at pretty good pay.

However, almost all the firms hire LL.B.'s because you need to be called to the bar and be eligible to practice in Ontario.

In your case (assuming you are an international student), you will face some immigration issues on top of eligibility to practice issues. You will probably be expected to return to your country after you complete your LL.M. or soon after completion (i.e. one year). I'm not sure what the exact law is, so you should check it out. Needless to say, there are many restrictions placed on international students in most countries and Canada is no exception. I think you can work 10 or 20 hours/week during school though.

If you plan to return home after you are done then your degree should serve you well in your home country, but you would know better than me about that.

In terms of employment, well, that depends. Ottawa is the capital for IP and there are many boutique and big firms that hire in this field at pretty good pay.

However, almost all the firms hire LL.B.'s because you need to be called to the bar and be eligible to practice in Ontario.

In your case (assuming you are an international student), you will face some immigration issues on top of eligibility to practice issues. You will probably be expected to return to your country after you complete your LL.M. or soon after completion (i.e. one year). I'm not sure what the exact law is, so you should check it out. Needless to say, there are many restrictions placed on international students in most countries and Canada is no exception. I think you can work 10 or 20 hours/week during school though.

If you plan to return home after you are done then your degree should serve you well in your home country, but you would know better than me about that.

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ubclaw

Hello all,

Just wondering about the competitiveness of admissions for the LL.M. If anyone knows of any stats (class numbers, averages, anything) in this area it would be greatly appreciated.

Hello all,

Just wondering about the competitiveness of admissions for the LL.M. If anyone knows of any stats (class numbers, averages, anything) in this area it would be greatly appreciated.
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