Advice on academic path


Hi,

I am a law student currently in my second year of a (civil law) LL.B in Belgium. In the future I would like to migrate to Canada. I have several questions regarding the conversion of my degree in Canada and what choices I should make.

1) If I choose to study an English taught international law LL.M in a civil law European country, would I be able to convert this degree? (if so, what steps would I have to take and how much would it cost me on average?)

2) If I choose to study an English taught international law LL.M in a common law country (say Scotland or England), would this influence the conversion process in comparison to question 1?

3) If I would have to get admitted to a Canadian law school in order to be able to get a conversion, how does this admittance review work? I hear they are very grade based, but while a 16/20 equates a B in Belgium, my university only awards 16's to less than 2% of passing students. I feel I might be disadvantaged because Belgian grades (on average) are just lower than in other nations. My university does not work with a system of GPA's for this specific reason.

4) Are there specific (international law) LL.M's you would recommend on the European mainland that would be viable in Canada?

Thank you very much!
Hi,

I am a law student currently in my second year of a (civil law) LL.B in Belgium. In the future I would like to migrate to Canada. I have several questions regarding the conversion of my degree in Canada and what choices I should make.

1) If I choose to study an English taught international law LL.M in a civil law European country, would I be able to convert this degree? (if so, what steps would I have to take and how much would it cost me on average?)

2) If I choose to study an English taught international law LL.M in a common law country (say Scotland or England), would this influence the conversion process in comparison to question 1?

3) If I would have to get admitted to a Canadian law school in order to be able to get a conversion, how does this admittance review work? I hear they are very grade based, but while a 16/20 equates a B in Belgium, my university only awards 16's to less than 2% of passing students. I feel I might be disadvantaged because Belgian grades (on average) are just lower than in other nations. My university does not work with a system of GPA's for this specific reason.

4) Are there specific (international law) LL.M's you would recommend on the European mainland that would be viable in Canada?

Thank you very much!
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I don't think it would be possible to 'convert' an LLM at all. Do you mean applying the credits you've accrued elsewhere to a program in Canada? If so, I doubt it. Check with the schools.

If you want to live / work in Canada, you should probably study in Canada...
I don't think it would be possible to 'convert' an LLM at all. Do you mean applying the credits you've accrued elsewhere to a program in Canada? If so, I doubt it. Check with the schools.

If you want to live / work in Canada, you should probably study in Canada...
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