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Job Prospects after LLM (in Canada)


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After LLM you still have to qualify your LLB as Tanushree mentioned.. and as i mentioned previously...
It is impossible to work in Canada as a lawyer without qualifying your LLB even with an LLM from U of T. As Tanushree mentioned, it can take between 2- 4 years to do this.
Tanushree mentioned it may take one year but this would be incorrect if you consider the time writing the exams + art-cling time where you are training with a lawyer, which would amount to at least 2 years.
After LLM you still have to qualify your LLB as Tanushree mentioned.. and as i mentioned previously...
It is impossible to work in Canada as a lawyer without qualifying your LLB even with an LLM from U of T. As Tanushree mentioned, it can take between 2- 4 years to do this.
Tanushree mentioned it may take one year but this would be incorrect if you consider the time writing the exams + art-cling time where you are training with a lawyer, which would amount to at least 2 years.
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the reason i said min 1 year is because people who have more than 10 months of work exp in a common law jurisdiction can apply for exemption from articling
the reason i said min 1 year is because people who have more than 10 months of work exp in a common law jurisdiction can apply for exemption from articling
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Hi Nidhi,

No I havent done my L.L.M from UofT, i studied in india and singapore. I have a lot of frnds who did their L.L.M here in Canada but most of them went back to India or went thru the entire process of requalification here. An L.L.M here will not gice u an edge. U will have to give the N.C.A exams
Hi Nidhi,

No I havent done my L.L.M from UofT, i studied in india and singapore. I have a lot of frnds who did their L.L.M here in Canada but most of them went back to India or went thru the entire process of requalification here. An L.L.M here will not gice u an edge. U will have to give the N.C.A exams
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there r only 2 people form india (who did their L.L.M in 2005-06) who have managed to get a job in a good firm after qualifying. All the other indian lawyers r working in legal aid roles, contract mgmt, law clerks, para legals, compliance.

It is next to impossible to get an articling here thats why most indians end up taking an exemption and start their own practice....
there r only 2 people form india (who did their L.L.M in 2005-06) who have managed to get a job in a good firm after qualifying. All the other indian lawyers r working in legal aid roles, contract mgmt, law clerks, para legals, compliance.

It is next to impossible to get an articling here thats why most indians end up taking an exemption and start their own practice....
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Hello friends,

Can anybody let me know what are the chances of landing a job abroad after doing LLM in Intellectual Property Rights from top most universities of india (NALSAR University of law Hyderabad or other national law universities)?

It is true that a LLM graduate can not become a member of the bar. But I want to know about other opportunities such as working as an IP Counsel for a company or legal consultant for a law firm etc. that may exist.

Kind Regards...
<blockquote>Hello friends,

Can anybody let me know what are the chances of landing a job abroad after doing LLM in Intellectual Property Rights from top most universities of india (NALSAR University of law Hyderabad or other national law universities)?

It is true that a LLM graduate can not become a member of the bar. But I want to know about other opportunities such as working as an IP Counsel for a company or legal consultant for a law firm etc. that may exist.

Kind Regards...</blockquote>
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Which place are u looking at for prospective jobs
Which place are u looking at for prospective jobs
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I am looking for job in USA, UK and of course other European Countries. mainly i want to work in the field of Intellectual property rights.
I am looking for job in USA, UK and of course other European Countries. mainly i want to work in the field of Intellectual property rights.
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Hi all,

I'd like to give some feedback re: job prospects after an LL.M.
I just finished my non-thesis LL.M. at McGill, so I can draw a picture of who got a job a who didn't, and I suppose that the same must be valid in Ontario.

Of all the foreigners attending the LL.M., nearly all went back to their home country due to not finding a job here. You cannot practice law in Canada with an LL.M. only!!! Nor take the NY bar! French lawyers can go have their degrees recognized, though, which allows you to practice in Quebec. Lawyers from common law jurisdictions can go through an equivalency procedure in Ontario and practice afterwards. An Indian friend of mine is doing that, he needs to take 4 exams (without attending classes) in Ontario and will then be allowed to take the Ontario bar. A part from that, I know of French law students that go through a similar equivalency procedure that can last up to 18 months, taking classes at Université de Montréal in the evenings.
Basically, if you want to be a lawyer in Canada, the LL.M. will not be enough. You could work as a paralegal or a legal secretary, but then you're overqualified. Canadians and permanent residents can always try for government positions.

In terms of networking, McGill is awesome, first we have a dedicated career service both at the Faculty of Law (they are more specializing on undergrads, however) and on the main campus. Then, there's what they call "coffeehouse" (cocktail party every Thursday night at law school) during the entire fall term, where all Montreal-based law firms come and network with undergrads and grads. It is an awesome possibility to get to know the partners and ask them if they would hire someone with your profile...

I hope this helps, enjoy your LL.M.s!
Hi all,

I'd like to give some feedback re: job prospects after an LL.M.
I just finished my non-thesis LL.M. at McGill, so I can draw a picture of who got a job a who didn't, and I suppose that the same must be valid in Ontario.

Of all the foreigners attending the LL.M., nearly all went back to their home country due to not finding a job here. You cannot practice law in Canada with an LL.M. only!!! Nor take the NY bar! French lawyers can go have their degrees recognized, though, which allows you to practice in Quebec. Lawyers from common law jurisdictions can go through an equivalency procedure in Ontario and practice afterwards. An Indian friend of mine is doing that, he needs to take 4 exams (without attending classes) in Ontario and will then be allowed to take the Ontario bar. A part from that, I know of French law students that go through a similar equivalency procedure that can last up to 18 months, taking classes at Université de Montréal in the evenings.
Basically, if you want to be a lawyer in Canada, the LL.M. will not be enough. You could work as a paralegal or a legal secretary, but then you're overqualified. Canadians and permanent residents can always try for government positions.

In terms of networking, McGill is awesome, first we have a dedicated career service both at the Faculty of Law (they are more specializing on undergrads, however) and on the main campus. Then, there's what they call "coffeehouse" (cocktail party every Thursday night at law school) during the entire fall term, where all Montreal-based law firms come and network with undergrads and grads. It is an awesome possibility to get to know the partners and ask them if they would hire someone with your profile...

I hope this helps, enjoy your LL.M.s!
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Hello Gays, thanks a lot for the valuable contributions and scholarly advice for this topic.I have done my MSc ,M.A and LLB from pakistan in first Class First in the university in LLB. i intend to apply for LLM at Osgood , ufot and Queen uni Kingston Ontario .My NCA assessment is under process but i am thinking about LLM after passing NCA exams, but i am not sure about my admission in these law schools. i am Canadian citizen and will pay my tuition at domestic rate. please give me your valuable advice in this regard.
Hello Gays, thanks a lot for the valuable contributions and scholarly advice for this topic.I have done my MSc ,M.A and LLB from pakistan in first Class First in the university in LLB. i intend to apply for LLM at Osgood , ufot and Queen uni Kingston Ontario .My NCA assessment is under process but i am thinking about LLM after passing NCA exams, but i am not sure about my admission in these law schools. i am Canadian citizen and will pay my tuition at domestic rate. please give me your valuable advice in this regard.
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hi, I'm a french student and I study compliance . I want to do a LLM . With a LLM can we do compliance in firm Canadian firm.
hi, I'm a french student and I study compliance . I want to do a LLM . With a LLM can we do compliance in firm Canadian firm.
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Hi friends,
Could any one advise on the job prospects in Canada, for LLM (Construction Law and Arbitration) dgree from UK?
Hi friends,
Could any one advise on the job prospects in Canada, for LLM (Construction Law and Arbitration) dgree from UK?
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Hi,
I m mubashir from Pakistan.
I have done my LLM and expecting my IELTS exam and expecting my result anytime.I have a high court license.
Can I get a job in Canada?
Hi,
I m mubashir from Pakistan.
I have done my LLM and expecting my IELTS exam and expecting my result anytime.I have a high court license.
Can I get a job in Canada?
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Hi friends,
I've complete my LLB from India and I feel like moving to Canada so could anyone suggest me which courses would be available to me which will help me in getting a job easily for PR

It doesn't matter to me what position I would be working at coz my primary aim is to get PR and then take a step towards practicing law in Canada
Hi friends,
I've complete my LLB from India and I feel like moving to Canada so could anyone suggest me which courses would be available to me which will help me in getting a job easily for PR

It doesn't matter to me what position I would be working at coz my primary aim is to get PR and then take a step towards practicing law in Canada
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