LL.M Canada 2019-2020


Hello everyone
I am starting this thread because I am looking for some advice.

I have received offers for the LLM program from Osgoode, UBC, UVic, U of Ottawa, U of Manitoba and U of T.

I am an internationally trained lawyer and I was wondering if an LLM from UofT would increase my chances of securing an articling position? (as comparred to an LL.M from some other School)

Any suggestions or additional information will be highly appreciated.
Thank you
Hello everyone
I am starting this thread because I am looking for some advice.

I have received offers for the LLM program from Osgoode, UBC, UVic, U of Ottawa, U of Manitoba and U of T.

I am an internationally trained lawyer and I was wondering if an LLM from UofT would increase my chances of securing an articling position? (as comparred to an LL.M from some other School)

Any suggestions or additional information will be highly appreciated.
Thank you
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akash.sri
Same situation. However I think, for NCA purposes, Osgoode & UBC are better; career wise!
It's a hard choice; eating me alive actually!

[Edited by akash.sri on Apr 22, 2019]

Same situation. However I think, for NCA purposes, Osgoode & UBC are better; career wise!
It's a hard choice; eating me alive actually!
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Same situation. However I think, for NCA purposes, Osgoode & UBC are better; career wise!
It's a hard choice; eating me alive actually!


Very difficult indeed!
I agree but UofT is the best in Canada. It’s between UBC and UofT for me since I withdrew from Osgoode.
[quote]Same situation. However I think, for NCA purposes, Osgoode & UBC are better; career wise!
It's a hard choice; eating me alive actually![/quote]

Very difficult indeed!
I agree but UofT is the best in Canada. It’s between UBC and UofT for me since I withdrew from Osgoode.
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Sidhu91
Im from Canada and you can always do the UofT LLM & the NCA exams. I have friends who are in the UofT program where some of their classes cancel out the NCA exams but they are writing 2-3 NCA exams because UofT does not cover them.

Hope that helps haha
Im from Canada and you can always do the UofT LLM & the NCA exams. I have friends who are in the UofT program where some of their classes cancel out the NCA exams but they are writing 2-3 NCA exams because UofT does not cover them.

Hope that helps haha
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akash.sri
So, between UBC and Osgoode, I should go for UBC?
From what I've heard though, job prospects and networking opportunities are comparatively much better in Toronto than Vancouver! Isn't it so?
So, between UBC and Osgoode, I should go for UBC?
From what I've heard though, job prospects and networking opportunities are comparatively much better in Toronto than Vancouver! Isn't it so?
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So, between UBC and Osgoode, I should go for UBC?
From what I've heard though, job prospects and networking opportunities are comparatively much better in Toronto than Vancouver! Isn't it so?


Osgoode, considering the job prospects. From what I have heard, chances of finding an articling position in Toronto as compared to Vancouver are 4:1.

My reasons for opting out of Osgoode and choosing UBC were pretty different.
[quote]So, between UBC and Osgoode, I should go for UBC?
From what I've heard though, job prospects and networking opportunities are comparatively much better in Toronto than Vancouver! Isn't it so?[/quote]

Osgoode, considering the job prospects. From what I have heard, chances of finding an articling position in Toronto as compared to Vancouver are 4:1.

My reasons for opting out of Osgoode and choosing UBC were pretty different.
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akash.sri
I'll still prefer UBC! It's a bigger University and a better experience. Also, I know networking will be an issue but I can still try to apply for Articling positions in Toronto after graduating from UBC! Init?
I'll still prefer UBC! It's a bigger University and a better experience. Also, I know networking will be an issue but I can still try to apply for Articling positions in Toronto after graduating from UBC! Init?
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Yes, you can do that.

And how about UofT? (barring the NCA aspect)
Yes, you can do that.

And how about UofT? (barring the NCA aspect)
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Sidhu91
Osgoode has a lot of law firms who hire directly from their school. So does UofT, also if you applied to UofC they also have Bennet Jones (HUGE law firm in Canada) that hire directly from UofC Law.
Osgoode has a lot of law firms who hire directly from their school. So does UofT, also if you applied to UofC they also have Bennet Jones (HUGE law firm in Canada) that hire directly from UofC Law.
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akash.sri
Osgoode has a lot of law firms who hire directly from their school. So does UofT, also if you applied to UofC they also have Bennet Jones (HUGE law firm in Canada) that hire directly from UofC Law.


The former part of your comment; I think that's for the undergraduates. Firms don't directly hire LL.M. grads from Osgoode; so that part is not in favour of LLM students.
[quote]Osgoode has a lot of law firms who hire directly from their school. So does UofT, also if you applied to UofC they also have Bennet Jones (HUGE law firm in Canada) that hire directly from UofC Law. [/quote]

The former part of your comment; I think that's for the undergraduates. Firms don't directly hire LL.M. grads from Osgoode; so that part is not in favour of LLM students.
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Sidhu91
Osgoode has a lot of law firms who hire directly from their school. So does UofT, also if you applied to UofC they also have Bennet Jones (HUGE law firm in Canada) that hire directly from UofC Law.


The former part of your comment; I think that's for the undergraduates. Firms don't directly hire LL.M. grads from Osgoode; so that part is not in favour of LLM students.


I have friends who are in the LLM program at Osgoode, they are so many networking events available for them to meet firms that hire directly from Osgoode. Also there is no undergraduate programs at Osgoode. Osgoode is the law department available for JD and LLM PHD students.
[quote][quote]Osgoode has a lot of law firms who hire directly from their school. So does UofT, also if you applied to UofC they also have Bennet Jones (HUGE law firm in Canada) that hire directly from UofC Law. [/quote]

The former part of your comment; I think that's for the undergraduates. Firms don't directly hire LL.M. grads from Osgoode; so that part is not in favour of LLM students. [/quote]

I have friends who are in the LLM program at Osgoode, they are so many networking events available for them to meet firms that hire directly from Osgoode. Also there is no undergraduate programs at Osgoode. Osgoode is the law department available for JD and LLM PHD students.
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akash.sri
Osgoode has a lot of law firms who hire directly from their school. So does UofT, also if you applied to UofC they also have Bennet Jones (HUGE law firm in Canada) that hire directly from UofC Law.


The former part of your comment; I think that's for the undergraduates. Firms don't directly hire LL.M. grads from Osgoode; so that part is not in favour of LLM students.


I have friends who are in the LLM program at Osgoode, they are so many networking events available for them to meet firms that hire directly from Osgoode. Also there is no undergraduate programs at Osgoode. Osgoode is the law department available for JD and LLM PHD students.


These networking opportunities aren't present at UBC? Even though it's a better University?
I mean it's a fact that Toronto has more opportunities but I mean, Vancouver can't be that far behind.

and yes, I meant the JD programs, that's what Osgoode is renowned for in Canada; not the LL.M. I'd say..
[quote][quote][quote]Osgoode has a lot of law firms who hire directly from their school. So does UofT, also if you applied to UofC they also have Bennet Jones (HUGE law firm in Canada) that hire directly from UofC Law. [/quote]

The former part of your comment; I think that's for the undergraduates. Firms don't directly hire LL.M. grads from Osgoode; so that part is not in favour of LLM students. [/quote]

I have friends who are in the LLM program at Osgoode, they are so many networking events available for them to meet firms that hire directly from Osgoode. Also there is no undergraduate programs at Osgoode. Osgoode is the law department available for JD and LLM PHD students. [/quote]

These networking opportunities aren't present at UBC? Even though it's a better University?
I mean it's a fact that Toronto has more opportunities but I mean, Vancouver can't be that far behind.

and yes, I meant the JD programs, that's what Osgoode is renowned for in Canada; not the LL.M. I'd say..
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Sidhu91
I dont have any resources in UBC haha or else I could give you some information! :)
I dont have any resources in UBC haha or else I could give you some information! :)
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Hey could someone help wrt marks requirement for LLM in common law from ubc...well I have second division in llb and first division in LLM both from Delhi university..thereafter worked in parliament of India for 6 years and now practising in high court of Delhi..so could anyone weigh my chance for may 2020
Hey could someone help wrt marks requirement for LLM in common law from ubc...well I have second division in llb and first division in LLM both from Delhi university..thereafter worked in parliament of India for 6 years and now practising in high court of Delhi..so could anyone weigh my chance for may 2020
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Preeti A
How is Mc Gill in this regard? As in the job prospects are good in Mc Gill too?
How is Mc Gill in this regard? As in the job prospects are good in Mc Gill too?
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