General LL.M. at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University


mishulaw

Hello Friends!

I have applied for the General LL.M. at Osgoode Hall School of York University for the winter 2014 session. However, they have scheduled me for an interview.

 

Can anybody give me any ideas what sort of interview this is? What are the questions generally asked? Do they ask any question from academic course in details?

Responses will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

<p>Hello Friends!</p><p>I have applied for the General LL.M. at Osgoode Hall School of York University for the winter 2014 session. However, they have scheduled me for an interview.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Can anybody give me any ideas what sort of interview this is? What are the questions generally asked? Do they ask any question from academic course in details?</p><p>Responses will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.<br /></p>
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afrosa
Hi there

I'm sort of in the same boat as yours. I applied for the LLm in Canadian Common Law for the Fall Term 2014 and I was told to expect an interview as well.
I can see that regretfully you didn't get any replies on your post on how this interview is suppose to go and even thought there's loads of info out there a Oz LLm interview has its particularities.
As we speak I'm still waiting for a contact from Oz in order to schedule my interview and even if I'm already swamped with information I'm still running after those "particularities" mentioned above.
I wonder if you could give me a hand on this one and answer me this:

1) how did your interview go, as in, what kind of questions they asked you?


2) is it to hard or did you get the felling that it was a mere confirmation that you would be admitted?

3) finally, how long did your application run? Because they told me they would be in touch by the end of 2013 and I haven't got nothing so far!!!! Do they take that long to be in touch?

And a final note: I hope you have been admitted.

I would be very appreciated if you could help me with this issue. There's nothing else I can think of these days....

Cheers!
Hi there

I'm sort of in the same boat as yours. I applied for the LLm in Canadian Common Law for the Fall Term 2014 and I was told to expect an interview as well.
I can see that regretfully you didn't get any replies on your post on how this interview is suppose to go and even thought there's loads of info out there a Oz LLm interview has its particularities.
As we speak I'm still waiting for a contact from Oz in order to schedule my interview and even if I'm already swamped with information I'm still running after those "particularities" mentioned above.
I wonder if you could give me a hand on this one and answer me this:

1) how did your interview go, as in, what kind of questions they asked you?


2) is it to hard or did you get the felling that it was a mere confirmation that you would be admitted?

3) finally, how long did your application run? Because they told me they would be in touch by the end of 2013 and I haven't got nothing so far!!!! Do they take that long to be in touch?

And a final note: I hope you have been admitted.

I would be very appreciated if you could help me with this issue. There's nothing else I can think of these days....

Cheers!

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mishulaw
Hello Afrosa!

Hope you're fine.

Yes, I attended that interview. It was a 23-minute telephonic interview. It was really nice though I was afraid of.

The interviewer asked me several questions related to why I wanted to study in Canada, reasons behind choosing Osgoode, why I chose General LL.M. program/ course etc. Then she asked about my academic background, my present job, how these courses were important for me, how these course could help me develop my career etc.

Then finally she informed me some info about my proposed program.

That's all. It was really a very easy and nice session. :)

The whole admission process takes more or less 3-month. I requested them to inform early whether I would be admitted. They confirmed my admission after October 1, 2013. It was a quick response in case of me according to them.

Yes, I have been admitted. :) Unfortunately still my visa is under process. It's really irritating that the Embassy takes too much time. :(

However, where are you from if you don't mind to share? Have you assessed your credentials through NCA? How much time does it take? What are the courses you're suggested to complete?

Thank you, dear. Have a great interview. :)

Best wishes. Take care.

Regards/-

Omar Zahid
Hello Afrosa!

Hope you're fine.

Yes, I attended that interview. It was a 23-minute telephonic interview. It was really nice though I was afraid of.

The interviewer asked me several questions related to why I wanted to study in Canada, reasons behind choosing Osgoode, why I chose General LL.M. program/ course etc. Then she asked about my academic background, my present job, how these courses were important for me, how these course could help me develop my career etc.

Then finally she informed me some info about my proposed program.

That's all. It was really a very easy and nice session. :)

The whole admission process takes more or less 3-month. I requested them to inform early whether I would be admitted. They confirmed my admission after October 1, 2013. It was a quick response in case of me according to them.

Yes, I have been admitted. :) Unfortunately still my visa is under process. It's really irritating that the Embassy takes too much time. :(

However, where are you from if you don't mind to share? Have you assessed your credentials through NCA? How much time does it take? What are the courses you're suggested to complete?

Thank you, dear. Have a great interview. :)

Best wishes. Take care.

Regards/-

Omar Zahid
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afrosa
Hi Omar,

Thank you so much for your reply and, for starters, congrats on that amazing admission. That is just awesome!!!!

Well I'm from Portugal and I haven´t assessed my credentials through NCA yet because I know that being from a non Common Law country the obvuious result will be "restudy law" or "join a LLM". I've exchange some e-mails with them though so I know what I need. I guess it depends. The LLM is completely separated from the NCA so it is up to you to apply previously to the NCA.

You know... what is making me a bit anxious is the fact that they told me at OPD they would be in touch by the end of 2013 and it is early 2014 and no interview. Should I be worried about that? I think they might be loaded with apps currently so that is why they're taking so long.

To give the big picture I'v eapplied by December 13th so when shell I expect a ring from them schedulling my interview?

Plus I don't want to nag them after all my millions of e-mails about my documents. I'm very persistent :))))).

About your visa, it'll come. At least the hard bit is done :D

Thank you once again and hope that I'll join you this fall!!
Hi Omar,

Thank you so much for your reply and, for starters, congrats on that amazing admission. That is just awesome!!!!

Well I'm from Portugal and I haven´t assessed my credentials through NCA yet because I know that being from a non Common Law country the obvuious result will be "restudy law" or "join a LLM". I've exchange some e-mails with them though so I know what I need. I guess it depends. The LLM is completely separated from the NCA so it is up to you to apply previously to the NCA.

You know... what is making me a bit anxious is the fact that they told me at OPD they would be in touch by the end of 2013 and it is early 2014 and no interview. Should I be worried about that? I think they might be loaded with apps currently so that is why they're taking so long.

To give the big picture I'v eapplied by December 13th so when shell I expect a ring from them schedulling my interview?

Plus I don't want to nag them after all my millions of e-mails about my documents. I'm very persistent :))))).

About your visa, it'll come. At least the hard bit is done :D

Thank you once again and hope that I'll join you this fall!!
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mishulaw
Dear Afrosa,

I think you should email them and wait for the response. I always emailed them regarding all my quest and waited for the responses and I got cordial response.

So, I think in case of any confusion, just email them and wait for the response. Don't need to send frequent emails before getting any response from them. Even you can make a skype call.

All your anxiety will be gone hopefully.

Pray for me. Take care. :)
Dear Afrosa,

I think you should email them and wait for the response. I always emailed them regarding all my quest and waited for the responses and I got cordial response.

So, I think in case of any confusion, just email them and wait for the response. Don't need to send frequent emails before getting any response from them. Even you can make a skype call.

All your anxiety will be gone hopefully.

Pray for me. Take care. :)
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afrosa
Hey Omar,

Well yeah I've always waited for their feedbacks anyway.

My only concern is that they might think I'm not being patient enough and I fear that my pressure/anxiety might put my app in jeopardy no matter how cordial they are (and I know they are very cordial).

I think I'm gonna mail them as a `hi there I'm here` but like in a couple of weeks at least to give them some time to process my app. (the deadline was December 13th - so you see we're just 2 or 3 weeks ahead from that date...)

I've just reapply on the basis of that interview for early admission. So since I've been in touch with them a couple of weeks ago about my TOEFL scores I'm gonna give them a rest (not that much though :DDD)

And yes my friend I'll add you into my daily prayers :)

Everything seems to be going pretty well for you. You only have to worry about bureaucracy issues so... :) relax (look who's talking hahaha)

Thank you for both your kindness and advices!

All the best!!
Hey Omar,

Well yeah I've always waited for their feedbacks anyway.

My only concern is that they might think I'm not being patient enough and I fear that my pressure/anxiety might put my app in jeopardy no matter how cordial they are (and I know they are very cordial).

I think I'm gonna mail them as a `hi there I'm here` but like in a couple of weeks at least to give them some time to process my app. (the deadline was December 13th - so you see we're just 2 or 3 weeks ahead from that date...)

I've just reapply on the basis of that interview for early admission. So since I've been in touch with them a couple of weeks ago about my TOEFL scores I'm gonna give them a rest (not that much though :DDD)

And yes my friend I'll add you into my daily prayers :)

Everything seems to be going pretty well for you. You only have to worry about bureaucracy issues so... :) relax (look who's talking hahaha)

Thank you for both your kindness and advices!

All the best!!







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juria.syna
Guys

I am considering applying for LLM program at Osgoode. Am I late? I spoke to them they have suggested me LLM in common Law whereas I would like to go for specialized ones? Yep, noy yet contacted NCA.

I would need all help I can get.
Guys

I am considering applying for LLM program at Osgoode. Am I late? I spoke to them they have suggested me LLM in common Law whereas I would like to go for specialized ones? Yep, noy yet contacted NCA.

I would need all help I can get.
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afrosa
Juria,

I hope you're well.

For starters, I don't really know how late you are because they told me at OPD to apply by December 13th but I don't know if it is the program's deadline per se as I've reapplied for the Fall Term 2014.

In my case, I'm a Portuguese Lawyer considering to practice Law in Canada. I haven't applied to the NCA yet because I know what would be their decision towards my situation (either to restudy Law or to join an LLm in Canadian Common Law or an LLm that might contain canadian common law courses). I've already exchange some e-mails with NCA though so I already know what do I need prior to my application. So that is why I've applied for the LLm in Canadian Common Law.

Juria I think you have to be sure of your intentions specially about your next steps (NCA or an academic career). Meaning, think carefully and don't pick a program randomly right? Hopefully OPD as pretty good choices for one's intentions but if you'll be sure of what do you want then, you will pick the best program for you.

Considering those more technical questions on "how late you are" or "the best program" it is up to you and also enquires that you must bring to the OPD Staff.

Either way Juria I'm still applying currently, but if you'd like to discuss some other issues about your intentions feel free to give a shout over here. Omar is a great fellow and since he has been admitted he'll be delighted to share his thoughts as well.

A final note: where are you from? Are you a Lawyer? How many years of experience in the field do you have?

Best regards,

André
Juria,

I hope you're well.

For starters, I don't really know how late you are because they told me at OPD to apply by December 13th but I don't know if it is the program's deadline per se as I've reapplied for the Fall Term 2014.

In my case, I'm a Portuguese Lawyer considering to practice Law in Canada. I haven't applied to the NCA yet because I know what would be their decision towards my situation (either to restudy Law or to join an LLm in Canadian Common Law or an LLm that might contain canadian common law courses). I've already exchange some e-mails with NCA though so I already know what do I need prior to my application. So that is why I've applied for the LLm in Canadian Common Law.

Juria I think you have to be sure of your intentions specially about your next steps (NCA or an academic career). Meaning, think carefully and don't pick a program randomly right? Hopefully OPD as pretty good choices for one's intentions but if you'll be sure of what do you want then, you will pick the best program for you.

Considering those more technical questions on "how late you are" or "the best program" it is up to you and also enquires that you must bring to the OPD Staff.

Either way Juria I'm still applying currently, but if you'd like to discuss some other issues about your intentions feel free to give a shout over here. Omar is a great fellow and since he has been admitted he'll be delighted to share his thoughts as well.

A final note: where are you from? Are you a Lawyer? How many years of experience in the field do you have?

Best regards,

André

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juria.syna
Afrosa

I am lawyer and legal academician from India. With 10 years of litigation and appellate practice and 3 years of law teaching and academic, I intend to practice law in Canada. Teaching however, I have no idea, if I will be taken in as to my knowledge would go for big names or least Canadian Education.

But I am not decisive on yet. So I am keeping teaching open.Although I do think NCA would be added advantage.

OPD is?

I am applying for Fall 2014 session. But am totally naive on situations that shall arise in Canada on landing and career forefront.
Afrosa

I am lawyer and legal academician from India. With 10 years of litigation and appellate practice and 3 years of law teaching and academic, I intend to practice law in Canada. Teaching however, I have no idea, if I will be taken in as to my knowledge would go for big names or least Canadian Education.

But I am not decisive on yet. So I am keeping teaching open.Although I do think NCA would be added advantage.

OPD is?

I am applying for Fall 2014 session. But am totally naive on situations that shall arise in Canada on landing and career forefront.
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afrosa
Juria,

So think about it and eventually you'll come up with a solution. The best one I'm sure!! :)

Oh and OPD stands for Osgoode Professional Development. Speaking of which, have you sneaked out into their website? You'll find valuable information.

Just as a mere curiosity of mine, why have you picked out Canada as a destiny to work at?
Juria,

So think about it and eventually you'll come up with a solution. The best one I'm sure!! :)

Oh and OPD stands for Osgoode Professional Development. Speaking of which, have you sneaked out into their website? You'll find valuable information.

Just as a mere curiosity of mine, why have you picked out Canada as a destiny to work at?
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juria.syna
Afrosa

Can you make a guess, why?


Why have you opted for Canadian common law? Wouldnt it be better to have a specialized LLM along with NCA? Well thats what I am indecisive at. Canadian Common Law is three terms whereas general LLM is two terms?

Are you also submitting two sets of official transcripts for every post secondary degree / diploma done?

OPD yeh I was very much on website. I actually thought might be some other terminology. Did they ask for interview after submission of documents?

Why are you moving from Portuguese?

Wishes
Afrosa

Can you make a guess, why?


Why have you opted for Canadian common law? Wouldnt it be better to have a specialized LLM along with NCA? Well thats what I am indecisive at. Canadian Common Law is three terms whereas general LLM is two terms?

Are you also submitting two sets of official transcripts for every post secondary degree / diploma done?

OPD yeh I was very much on website. I actually thought might be some other terminology. Did they ask for interview after submission of documents?

Why are you moving from Portuguese?

Wishes
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afrosa
Juria,

Well I guess we're all trying to pursue the same goals here right? No need to tell anyway...

I think it is better to apply for the LLm Canadian Common Law because it meets the requirements demanded by the NCA plus you get to earn an LLm!!

And yeah my College sent 2 sets of my transcripts as OPD requires, apart from the other documentation mind you...

About the interview, OPD is gonna schedulle one for me but I think it happens for few of us not for every applicants though...

Anyway, if you'd like to keep discussing on any other issue related to this app here's my e-mail:

andrefrancodarosa1986@gmail.com,

All the best,

André
Juria,

Well I guess we're all trying to pursue the same goals here right? No need to tell anyway...

I think it is better to apply for the LLm Canadian Common Law because it meets the requirements demanded by the NCA plus you get to earn an LLm!!

And yeah my College sent 2 sets of my transcripts as OPD requires, apart from the other documentation mind you...

About the interview, OPD is gonna schedulle one for me but I think it happens for few of us not for every applicants though...

Anyway, if you'd like to keep discussing on any other issue related to this app here's my e-mail:

andrefrancodarosa1986@gmail.com,

All the best,

André
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Hii All, I have two option, First I can go for Accelerated JD programme in US and later I can be A lawyer in United states. Second pursue LLM from Canadian university and Clear NCA test and I can be lawyer in Canada?

Which one has

1. Better earning
2. Quality of life
3. Easy Job or employment
4 Less expenses

Please revert positively

Kul
Hii All, I have two option, First I can go for Accelerated JD programme in US and later I can be A lawyer in United states. Second pursue LLM from Canadian university and Clear NCA test and I can be lawyer in Canada?

Which one has

1. Better earning
2. Quality of life
3. Easy Job or employment
4 Less expenses

Please revert positively

Kul
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