LLM after 2 year law degree


danniejean

My situation is quite specific, but I'm hoping that someone may have a similar situation or some advice. Please help!!!!

I hold a 4 year honours degree in Political Science from a Canadian university and I am currently doing a 2 year accelerated law degree from the University of Bristol in the UK. I graduate in 2015 with an MA in law. This degree qualifies me to practice law here in the UK just as a 3 year LLB would.

I am hoping to complete an LLM at a Canadian university in order to reduce the number of NCA exams I need to do from 7 to 4. I DO NOT want to do any of the LLM designed to simply teach to the NCA exams but a thesis based LLM.

My issue is that looking at the admission requirements of most LLM programs that state something along the lines of "a Canadian law degree or foreign equivalent".

Therefore I need to know if they would consider a 2 year accelerated program at the masters level the foreign equivalent of a 3 year Canadian LLB or JD.

I have emailed several law schools but have only had a response from the University Victoria who have confirmed I can apply. The other schools have been non responsive and I do not want to waste money on applications simply to be told I don't qualify. I am mostly interested in Ottawa U (but am open to anywhere that would accept my degree)

I would like to know if anyone has successfully been admitted to an LLM program with only a 2 year law degree from any country.

Thanks !!

My situation is quite specific, but I'm hoping that someone may have a similar situation or some advice. Please help!!!!

I hold a 4 year honours degree in Political Science from a Canadian university and I am currently doing a 2 year accelerated law degree from the University of Bristol in the UK. I graduate in 2015 with an MA in law. This degree qualifies me to practice law here in the UK just as a 3 year LLB would.

I am hoping to complete an LLM at a Canadian university in order to reduce the number of NCA exams I need to do from 7 to 4. I DO NOT want to do any of the LLM designed to simply teach to the NCA exams but a thesis based LLM.

My issue is that looking at the admission requirements of most LLM programs that state something along the lines of "a Canadian law degree or foreign equivalent".

Therefore I need to know if they would consider a 2 year accelerated program at the masters level the foreign equivalent of a 3 year Canadian LLB or JD.

I have emailed several law schools but have only had a response from the University Victoria who have confirmed I can apply. The other schools have been non responsive and I do not want to waste money on applications simply to be told I don't qualify. I am mostly interested in Ottawa U (but am open to anywhere that would accept my degree)

I would like to know if anyone has successfully been admitted to an LLM program with only a 2 year law degree from any country.

Thanks !!
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danniejean

Just in case anyone in a similar situation is lurking in this forum in the future; I wanted to let you know that I was accepted to the LLM in Law and Technology at Ottawa U. It didn't seem to be an issue that I only had a 2 year law degree.

Just in case anyone in a similar situation is lurking in this forum in the future; I wanted to let you know that I was accepted to the LLM in Law and Technology at Ottawa U. It didn't seem to be an issue that I only had a 2 year law degree.
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