POSSIBILITIES OF ENTERING FOR AN LLM IN CANADA AFTER FIRST DEGREE IN NIGERIA


ezeogu

HI,
I AM A LAW GRADUATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA,I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING LAW IN NIGERIA FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS NOW,I DESIRE TO HAVE AN LLM IN CANADA BUT DONT KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT IT.MY LLM OF CHOICE S INTERNATIONAL LAW AND TRADE.MY QUESTION IS WHICH UNIVERSITY OFFERS SUCH PROGRAMMES IN CANADA AND WHICH ONES ARE AFRICAN FRIENDLY,I REALLY NEED TO KNOW.
EZEOGU N

HI,
I AM A LAW GRADUATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA,I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING LAW IN NIGERIA FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS NOW,I DESIRE TO HAVE AN LLM IN CANADA BUT DONT KNOW HOW TO GO ABOUT IT.MY LLM OF CHOICE S INTERNATIONAL LAW AND TRADE.MY QUESTION IS WHICH UNIVERSITY OFFERS SUCH PROGRAMMES IN CANADA AND WHICH ONES ARE AFRICAN FRIENDLY,I REALLY NEED TO KNOW.
EZEOGU N
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MT

Dear Ezeogu, I do not know about the others. But the University of Ottawa is famous for International Law and Trade (as it is for Technology and for Human Rights). You have, for instance, Debra Steger, who was the first Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization, and I am aware that a new International Law Institute is being built there. Maybe you can take part in it...

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The uOttawa is very cosmopolitan, so don't worry being from Africa. I have a friend there who came from Togo (but his concentration is in Human Rights), and there are lots of other Graduate students from African countries. I came from Brazil and was very well received. Well, if you are going to apply, pay attention to the deadline, which is February 1st, for international students.

Cheers.
Marcelo

Dear Ezeogu, I do not know about the others. But the University of Ottawa is famous for International Law and Trade (as it is for Technology and for Human Rights). You have, for instance, Debra Steger, who was the first Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization, and I am aware that a new International Law Institute is being built there. Maybe you can take part in it...

See

The uOttawa is very cosmopolitan, so don't worry being from Africa. I have a friend there who came from Togo (but his concentration is in Human Rights), and there are lots of other Graduate students from African countries. I came from Brazil and was very well received. Well, if you are going to apply, pay attention to the deadline, which is February 1st, for international students.

Cheers.
Marcelo
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MT

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http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/index.php?option=com_contact&task=view&contact_id=58&Itemid=286&lang=fr

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http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/index.php?option=com_contact&task=view&contact_id=58&Itemid=286&lang=fr
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isabiam

Hey Ezeogu! I dont think any school will turn you away just because you are African! If anything, most schools are seeking to achieve racial diversity by admitting students from all parts of the world.
Just get your priorities straight and take it from there. For instance, do you want the school with the most reputable experts in the field or are you seeking a school that will give you the most assistance with funding? Canada is mainly bi-lingual, so are you planning on schooling in a school where the course is taught in French or one that teaches in English?
If you do an LLM program search using the appropriate links on this LL.M guide website, you should be able to narrow down your options. Am sure you will be fine. Hope this is a bit useful.

Hey Ezeogu! I dont think any school will turn you away just because you are African! If anything, most schools are seeking to achieve racial diversity by admitting students from all parts of the world.
Just get your priorities straight and take it from there. For instance, do you want the school with the most reputable experts in the field or are you seeking a school that will give you the most assistance with funding? Canada is mainly bi-lingual, so are you planning on schooling in a school where the course is taught in French or one that teaches in English?
If you do an LLM program search using the appropriate links on this LL.M guide website, you should be able to narrow down your options. Am sure you will be fine. Hope this is a bit useful.
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MT

Ezeogu, I am sure Isabiam is correct and no Canadian school would turn away an African candidate due simply to his or her origin. I just exemplified with Ottawa in reason of its renown in International Law. But, indeed, I also advise you to look for other schools that specialize in International Law. About bilingualism, one asset that you may find here in Ottawa is that all the courses are taught either in French or in English, at your choice.

Ezeogu, I am sure Isabiam is correct and no Canadian school would turn away an African candidate due simply to his or her origin. I just exemplified with Ottawa in reason of its renown in International Law. But, indeed, I also advise you to look for other schools that specialize in International Law. About bilingualism, one asset that you may find here in Ottawa is that all the courses are taught either in French or in English, at your choice.
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Professor Okafor:
http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/faculty/Okafor_Obiora_Chinedu.html

Professor Mgbeoji
http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/faculty/Mgbeoji_Ikechi.html

Above are links to two EXCELLENT legal scholars here in Toronto at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Both have LLB's from Nig. and both have grad. degrees from Canadian Law Schools. They're very approachable, and I'm sure if you email them, they would be more than willing to assist you with any questions you may have. I'm a former student of Prof. Okafor's and I can vouch for the fact that he was by far one of the best professors I've ever had.

Professor Okafor:
http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/faculty/Okafor_Obiora_Chinedu.html

Professor Mgbeoji
http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/faculty/Mgbeoji_Ikechi.html

Above are links to two EXCELLENT legal scholars here in Toronto at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Both have LLB's from Nig. and both have grad. degrees from Canadian Law Schools. They're very approachable, and I'm sure if you email them, they would be more than willing to assist you with any questions you may have. I'm a former student of Prof. Okafor's and I can vouch for the fact that he was by far one of the best professors I've ever had.
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Prof. Okafor is by far one of the best profs I have had- brilliant and a decent human being.

Prof. Okafor is by far one of the best profs I have had- brilliant and a decent human being.

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