LLM for foreign lawyers - Toronto


chandrika
Hey All,

Hope ya'll are doing well.

I have studied law in India and have been working with a law firm for 4 years now. My family has been considering moving to Toronto, which would mean that I'd have to move and explore a career in law in Toronto.

I was wondering how the market is for a foreign lawyer, and whether there are job prospects for a foreign lawyer (such as myself) post an LLM from the University of Toronto. I have a done a bit of research and understand that foreign lawyers are required to take extra credits and/or NCA exams, and even upon qualifying these exams the job prospects may not be great from a foreign lawyer's perspective.

Happy to have your views!

Cheers
Hey All,

Hope ya'll are doing well.

I have studied law in India and have been working with a law firm for 4 years now. My family has been considering moving to Toronto, which would mean that I'd have to move and explore a career in law in Toronto.

I was wondering how the market is for a foreign lawyer, and whether there are job prospects for a foreign lawyer (such as myself) post an LLM from the University of Toronto. I have a done a bit of research and understand that foreign lawyers are required to take extra credits and/or NCA exams, and even upon qualifying these exams the job prospects may not be great from a foreign lawyer's perspective.

Happy to have your views!

Cheers
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LegalLife
Hey All,

Hope ya'll are doing well.

I have studied law in India and have been working with a law firm for 4 years now. My family has been considering moving to Toronto, which would mean that I'd have to move and explore a career in law in Toronto.

I was wondering how the market is for a foreign lawyer, and whether there are job prospects for a foreign lawyer (such as myself) post an LLM from the University of Toronto. I have a done a bit of research and understand that foreign lawyers are required to take extra credits and/or NCA exams, and even upon qualifying these exams the job prospects may not be great from a foreign lawyer's perspective.

Happy to have your views!

Cheers


Hello,

I am not exactly sure we understand your question as you did not pose any question.

However, I assume you are asking about job prospects in Canada post the LLM.

First of all, as you have rightfully anticipated, you have to be enrolled in Canada before you can even think about a job there. That means that as you do your LLM, you should think about your NCA exams.

U of T offers the Global Professional Masters of Law which has 5 courses that meet the requirements of NCA. Internationally trained lawyers may also apply to take certain courses in the JD program at the Faculty of Law to fulfill their NCA requirements.

Lastly, there is also the articling which should give you a view on employment in Canada as a foreign qualified lawyer.
[quote]Hey All,

Hope ya'll are doing well.

I have studied law in India and have been working with a law firm for 4 years now. My family has been considering moving to Toronto, which would mean that I'd have to move and explore a career in law in Toronto.

I was wondering how the market is for a foreign lawyer, and whether there are job prospects for a foreign lawyer (such as myself) post an LLM from the University of Toronto. I have a done a bit of research and understand that foreign lawyers are required to take extra credits and/or NCA exams, and even upon qualifying these exams the job prospects may not be great from a foreign lawyer's perspective.

Happy to have your views!

Cheers[/quote]

Hello,

I am not exactly sure we understand your question as you did not pose any question.

However, I assume you are asking about job prospects in Canada post the LLM.

First of all, as you have rightfully anticipated, you have to be enrolled in Canada before you can even think about a job there. That means that as you do your LLM, you should think about your NCA exams.

U of T offers the Global Professional Masters of Law which has 5 courses that meet the requirements of NCA. Internationally trained lawyers may also apply to take certain courses in the JD program at the Faculty of Law to fulfill their NCA requirements.

Lastly, there is also the articling which should give you a view on employment in Canada as a foreign qualified lawyer.
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chandrika
Thank you, Legalife.

Please accept my apologies for not posing the question correctly. I appreciate you understanding my question and answering appropriately! - Yes, I wanted to understand the job prospects in Canada after pursuing an LLM.

Based on my limited research, I understand that it is difficult for a foreign attorney to find articling opportunities such that, some find opportunities albeit they article for free. Therefore, requirements aside, would you be aware of how receptive the Canadian legal market is, of foreign attorneys?

Thanks again!
Thank you, Legalife.

Please accept my apologies for not posing the question correctly. I appreciate you understanding my question and answering appropriately! - Yes, I wanted to understand the job prospects in Canada after pursuing an LLM.

Based on my limited research, I understand that it is difficult for a foreign attorney to find articling opportunities such that, some find opportunities albeit they article for free. Therefore, requirements aside, would you be aware of how receptive the Canadian legal market is, of foreign attorneys?

Thanks again!
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