Employment Opportunities Post LLM for foreign lawyers


Hello everyone,
I am Kushagra Kaushik, a third year law student from Delhi, India. I currently committed to a 5 year BBA LLB program completing in year 2023.

Soon after completing my LLB degree, I would like to pursue LLM from some reputed institution in Canada. My main reason for applying to Canadian Universities and not somewhere in US/UK is because I am looking forward to settling there.

According to my research, there are only few LLM courses which enable you to avoid NCA exam for foreign legal professionals, namely GPLLM from UofT, LLM in Common Law from UCB & CCL LLM from Osgoode.

My question is whether or not I'll be able to land a good job in Canada after doing these courses. How's the job market for foreign trained professionals?

If I don't want to practice as a barrister & more like a solicitor. Does that help me?

Also, can you throw some light on working in Legal Departments or as in-house counsel in corporates like the Big 4. Do they also come for placements in these colleges?

What all other options do I have apart from being a paralegal or law clerk?

Hello everyone,
I am Kushagra Kaushik, a third year law student from Delhi, India. I currently committed to a 5 year BBA LLB program completing in year 2023.

Soon after completing my LLB degree, I would like to pursue LLM from some reputed institution in Canada. My main reason for applying to Canadian Universities and not somewhere in US/UK is because I am looking forward to settling there.

According to my research, there are only few LLM courses which enable you to avoid NCA exam for foreign legal professionals, namely GPLLM from UofT, LLM in Common Law from UCB & CCL LLM from Osgoode.

My question is whether or not I'll be able to land a good job in Canada after doing these courses. How's the job market for foreign trained professionals?

If I don't want to practice as a barrister & more like a solicitor. Does that help me?

Also, can you throw some light on working in Legal Departments or as in-house counsel in corporates like the Big 4. Do they also come for placements in these colleges?

What all other options do I have apart from being a paralegal or law clerk?
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vrs

I did my LLM from UofT. Did not got a job. Had to finally come back to India. Don't waste ur money. U won't geta good job in Canada. Instead go to USA. there is no such requirement like NCA there.

I did my LLM from UofT. Did not got a job. Had to finally come back to India. Don't waste ur money. U won't geta good job in Canada. Instead go to USA. there is no such requirement like NCA there.
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th4t6uy

Hey buddy good to know that you got selected and Llm program at Uoft. Can you please share how difficult was it to get into LLM program in in UFT. Was it a GPLLM program or a general LLM program. And do the really emphasize on the B minus cgpa?

Hey buddy good to know that you got selected and Llm program at Uoft. Can you please share how difficult was it to get into LLM program in in UFT. Was it a GPLLM program or a general LLM program. And do the really emphasize on the B minus cgpa?
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th4t6uy

Hello everyone,


I am Kushagra Kaushik, a third year law student from Delhi, India. I currently committed to a 5 year BBA LLB program completing in year 2023.





Soon after completing my LLB degree, I would like to pursue LLM from some reputed institution in Canada. My main reason for applying to Canadian Universities and not somewhere in US/UK is because I am looking forward to settling there.





According to my research, there are only few LLM courses which enable you to avoid NCA exam for foreign legal professionals, namely GPLLM from UofT, LLM in Common Law from UCB & CCL LLM from Osgoode.





My question is whether or not I'll be able to land a good job in Canada after doing these courses. How's the job market for foreign trained professionals?





If I don't want to practice as a barrister & more like a solicitor. Does that help me?





Also, can you throw some light on working in Legal Departments or as in-house counsel in corporates like the Big 4. Do they also come for placements in these colleges?





What all other options do I have apart from being a paralegal or law clerk?


Hey Kushagr I think it's too soon for you to know about the job market. I'll attach my link to become a foreign trained lawyer in Canada with LLM. Becoming licensed to practice in Canada Post gives you the opportunity to choose more specific and relevant courses. However, you must note that I'm going to countries like UK and US may seem like a better job market nevertheless it's hard for people to call those places home. I think competition stuff everywhere but the privilege of becoming a permanent resident and citizen is only offered by Canada.Unless, you want to only stay back in US/UK to make some money at the employers term as without a job the stay back in US is 90 days, whereas canada offers 1 year or 3 year stay back on 1 year study or 2 year study respectively.  Now that you can take exams of NCA online, you can save a lot of time and costs. 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-become-internationally-trained-lawyer-ontario-canada-gujral/

[Edited by th4t6uy on Feb 19, 2022]

[quote]Hello everyone, <br><br>
I am Kushagra Kaushik, a third year law student from Delhi, India. I currently committed to a 5 year BBA LLB program completing in year 2023. <br><br>
<br><br>
Soon after completing my LLB degree, I would like to pursue LLM from some reputed institution in Canada. My main reason for applying to Canadian Universities and not somewhere in US/UK is because I am looking forward to settling there. <br><br>
<br><br>
According to my research, there are only few LLM courses which enable you to avoid NCA exam for foreign legal professionals, namely GPLLM from UofT, LLM in Common Law from UCB &amp; CCL LLM from Osgoode. <br><br>
<br><br>
My question is whether or not I'll be able to land a good job in Canada after doing these courses. How's the job market for foreign trained professionals? <br><br>
<br><br>
If I don't want to practice as a barrister &amp; more like a solicitor. Does that help me? <br><br>
<br><br>
Also, can you throw some light on working in Legal Departments or as in-house counsel in corporates like the Big 4. Do they also come for placements in these colleges? <br><br>
<br><br>
What all other options do I have apart from being a paralegal or law clerk? [/quote]<br><br>Hey Kushagr I think it's too soon for you to know about the job market. I'll attach my link to become a foreign trained lawyer in Canada with LLM. Becoming licensed to practice in Canada Post gives you the opportunity to choose more specific and relevant courses. However, you must note that I'm going to countries like UK and US may seem like a better job market nevertheless it's hard for people to call those places home. I think competition stuff everywhere but the privilege of becoming a permanent resident and citizen is only offered by Canada.Unless, you want to only stay back in US/UK to make some money at the employers term as without a job the stay back in US is 90 days, whereas canada offers 1 year or 3 year stay back on 1 year study or 2 year study respectively. &nbsp;Now that you can take exams of NCA online, you can save a lot of time and costs.&nbsp;<br><br>https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-become-internationally-trained-lawyer-ontario-canada-gujral/
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Hey guys! Hope you all are doing great. I am Akshaya from India and I have applied for the LLM CL program (Fall 2022 intake) with an intention to meet the NCA requirements and subsequently qualify for the bar. It's a pleasure to get to know you all via this thread. It would be great if you guys can throw some light on the requirements for a student Visa and also from when we should start looking for articling positions. Let's all stay in touch and keep this thread active as this will help us stay updated and also reduce our anxiety ;)

Hey guys! Hope you all are doing great. I am Akshaya from India and I have applied for the LLM CL program (Fall 2022 intake) with an intention to meet the NCA requirements and subsequently qualify for the bar. It's a pleasure to get to know you all via this thread. It would be great if you guys can throw some light on the requirements for a student Visa and also from when we should start looking for articling positions. Let's all stay in touch and keep this thread active as this will help us stay updated and also reduce our anxiety ;)
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th4t6uy

Hi akshaya, why don't you try taking self study exams to clear NCA.. its fairly easy exam if you got the right notes as now you can take it online too. and you can then choose a more specific llm to have a specialized career?



Hey guys! Hope you all are doing great. I am Akshaya from India and I have applied for the LLM CL program (Fall 2022 intake) with an intention to meet the NCA requirements and subsequently qualify for the bar. It's a pleasure to get to know you all via this thread. It would be great if you guys can throw some light on the requirements for a student Visa and also from when we should start looking for articling positions. Let's all stay in touch and keep this thread active as this will help us stay updated and also reduce our anxiety ;)

Hi akshaya, why don't you try taking self study exams to clear NCA.. its fairly easy exam if you got the right notes as now you can take it online too. and you can then choose a more specific llm to have a specialized career?<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hey guys! Hope you all are doing great. I am Akshaya from India and I have applied for the LLM CL program (Fall 2022 intake) with an intention to meet the NCA requirements and subsequently qualify for the bar. It's a pleasure to get to know you all via this thread. It would be great if you guys can throw some light on the requirements for a student Visa and also from when we should start looking for articling positions. Let's all stay in touch and keep this thread active as this will help us stay updated and also reduce our anxiety ;) [/quote]
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Hi akshaya, why don't you try taking self study exams to clear NCA.. its fairly easy exam if you got the right notes as now you can take it online too. and you can then choose a more specific llm to have a specialized career?

Yes, I had the exact same thought before applying to the LLM CL Program. But I felt that some sort of a guidance from mentors and peer groups would keep me motivated and on track. Further, student interactions at the university might open new doors. I also look forward to the experiential training programs that would give me practical exposure to the foreign legal system.  

Hey guys! Hope you all are doing great. I am Akshaya from India and I have applied for the LLM CL program (Fall 2022 intake) with an intention to meet the NCA requirements and subsequently qualify for the bar. It's a pleasure to get to know you all via this thread. It would be great if you guys can throw some light on the requirements for a student Visa and also from when we should start looking for articling positions. Let's all stay in touch and keep this thread active as this will help us stay updated and also reduce our anxiety ;)

[quote]Hi akshaya, why don't you try taking self study exams to clear NCA.. its fairly easy exam if you got the right notes as now you can take it online too. and you can then choose a more specific llm to have a specialized career?<br><br>Yes, I had the exact same thought before applying to the LLM CL Program. But I felt that some sort of a guidance from mentors and peer groups would keep me motivated and on track. Further, student interactions at the university might open new doors. I also look forward to the experiential training programs that would give me practical exposure to the foreign legal system. &nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Hey guys! Hope you all are doing great. I am Akshaya from India and I have applied for the LLM CL program (Fall 2022 intake) with an intention to meet the NCA requirements and subsequently qualify for the bar. It's a pleasure to get to know you all via this thread. It would be great if you guys can throw some light on the requirements for a student Visa and also from when we should start looking for articling positions. Let's all stay in touch and keep this thread active as this will help us stay updated and also reduce our anxiety ;) [/quote] [/quote]
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Adlaw

Hi guys, has anybody received offers from Osgoode (common law llm), UofT, UBC and Queens, for the fall session of 2022?

Hi guys, has anybody received offers from Osgoode (common law llm), UofT, UBC and Queens, for the fall session of 2022?<br><br>
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Hi guys, has anybody received offers from Osgoode (common law llm), UofT, UBC and Queens, for the fall session of 2022?

I have applied only to the LLM CL Program and for the results, it would take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks from the date of document submission deadline which was Feb 15. Hope this helps.

[Edited by Akshaya S. Kumar on Feb 26, 2022]

[quote]Hi guys, has anybody received offers from Osgoode (common law llm), UofT, UBC and Queens, for the fall session of 2022?<br><br> [/quote] I have applied only to the LLM CL Program and for the results, it would take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks from the date of document submission deadline which was Feb 15. Hope this helps.
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