Legal academia job


Margaret99
Hey,
I am a B.E. LL.B from India and wish to enter the legal academia in USA or Canada. I am confused as to what path I must choose in order to have better chances to get a job, especially with no prior teaching experience. Here are some questions:

1) How are the job prospects after a JD? Do you get a PR in Canada?
2) Will I have to do an LLM + SJD after a JD? Should I skip the JD altogether?
3) What is the average financial aid/scholarship awarded for LLM and SJD programs?

Any advice, Canada or US specific, is highly appreciated.
Hey,
I am a B.E. LL.B from India and wish to enter the legal academia in USA or Canada. I am confused as to what path I must choose in order to have better chances to get a job, especially with no prior teaching experience. Here are some questions:

1) How are the job prospects after a JD? Do you get a PR in Canada?
2) Will I have to do an LLM + SJD after a JD? Should I skip the JD altogether?
3) What is the average financial aid/scholarship awarded for LLM and SJD programs?

Any advice, Canada or US specific, is highly appreciated.
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LegalLife
Hey,
I am a B.E. LL.B from India and wish to enter the legal academia in USA or Canada. I am confused as to what path I must choose in order to have better chances to get a job, especially with no prior teaching experience. Here are some questions:

1) How are the job prospects after a JD? Do you get a PR in Canada?
2) Will I have to do an LLM + SJD after a JD? Should I skip the JD altogether?
3) What is the average financial aid/scholarship awarded for LLM and SJD programs?

Any advice, Canada or US specific, is highly appreciated.


I think you are doing yourself a disservice by seeking general knowledge on average financial aid etc. You need to narrow down what universities you are looking at, then look at their individual websites for their average financial aid granted. If you have no prior teaching experience, you need to get teaching experience before anyone can consider you for an academia job. That is the obvious truth.
[quote]Hey,
I am a B.E. LL.B from India and wish to enter the legal academia in USA or Canada. I am confused as to what path I must choose in order to have better chances to get a job, especially with no prior teaching experience. Here are some questions:

1) How are the job prospects after a JD? Do you get a PR in Canada?
2) Will I have to do an LLM + SJD after a JD? Should I skip the JD altogether?
3) What is the average financial aid/scholarship awarded for LLM and SJD programs?

Any advice, Canada or US specific, is highly appreciated.[/quote]

I think you are doing yourself a disservice by seeking general knowledge on average financial aid etc. You need to narrow down what universities you are looking at, then look at their individual websites for their average financial aid granted. If you have no prior teaching experience, you need to get teaching experience before anyone can consider you for an academia job. That is the obvious truth.
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Margaret99

I think you are doing yourself a disservice by seeking general knowledge on average financial aid etc. You need to narrow down what universities you are looking at, then look at their individual websites for their average financial aid granted. If you have no prior teaching experience, you need to get teaching experience before anyone can consider you for an academia job. That is the obvious truth.


I am looking at individual universities but trying to learn from people's experiences/opinions is not what I would call disservice.

I should have been more specific and written "legal" teaching experience. I have taught maths to high school students for a year, but that would be irrelevant.
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I think you are doing yourself a disservice by seeking general knowledge on average financial aid etc. You need to narrow down what universities you are looking at, then look at their individual websites for their average financial aid granted. If you have no prior teaching experience, you need to get teaching experience before anyone can consider you for an academia job. That is the obvious truth.[/quote]

I am looking at individual universities but trying to learn from people's experiences/opinions is not what I would call disservice.

I should have been more specific and written "legal" teaching experience. I have taught maths to high school students for a year, but that would be irrelevant.
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Duncan
Apply for a PhD if you want to teach professionally.
Apply for a PhD if you want to teach professionally.
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LegalLife

I think you are doing yourself a disservice by seeking general knowledge on average financial aid etc. You need to narrow down what universities you are looking at, then look at their individual websites for their average financial aid granted. If you have no prior teaching experience, you need to get teaching experience before anyone can consider you for an academia job. That is the obvious truth.


I am looking at individual universities but trying to learn from people's experiences/opinions is not what I would call disservice.

I should have been more specific and written "legal" teaching experience. I have taught maths to high school students for a year, but that would be irrelevant.


Just enrol for a PHD after your LLM. You will be able to get an academia role with a PHD.
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I think you are doing yourself a disservice by seeking general knowledge on average financial aid etc. You need to narrow down what universities you are looking at, then look at their individual websites for their average financial aid granted. If you have no prior teaching experience, you need to get teaching experience before anyone can consider you for an academia job. That is the obvious truth.[/quote]

I am looking at individual universities but trying to learn from people's experiences/opinions is not what I would call disservice.

I should have been more specific and written "legal" teaching experience. I have taught maths to high school students for a year, but that would be irrelevant.[/quote]

Just enrol for a PHD after your LLM. You will be able to get an academia role with a PHD.
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Duncan
You might be able to get into a PhD without an LLM. Most tenured faculty will have PhD or SJD degrees. The financial aid at good schools will cover your costs.
You might be able to get into a PhD without an LLM. Most tenured faculty will have PhD or SJD degrees. The financial aid at good schools will cover your costs.
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Margaret99
Thanks LegalLife and Duncan.

The financial aid at PhD level is indeed very generous at top schools.

Just one more question; How does PR work in Canada for PhDs? Do institutes sponsor one for teaching jobs readily? I am not interested in PR/citizenship, just a stable teaching position at a good university.
Thanks LegalLife and Duncan.

The financial aid at PhD level is indeed very generous at top schools.

Just one more question; How does PR work in Canada for PhDs? Do institutes sponsor one for teaching jobs readily? I am not interested in PR/citizenship, just a stable teaching position at a good university.
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