LLM in ubc and experience


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I want to know whether anybody here has applied to ubc LLM programe? Do you have any experience there? How do you evaluate it? Do you think it is better than McGill?

I want to know whether anybody here has applied to ubc LLM programe? Do you have any experience there? How do you evaluate it? Do you think it is better than McGill?
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llmip

I have applied to LLM program in both UBC and McGill. But, my general perception from internet search is that both are good school. Mcgill is placed higher in rankings though. Btw, have you heard from any of these schools.

I have applied to LLM program in both UBC and McGill. But, my general perception from internet search is that both are good school. Mcgill is placed higher in rankings though. Btw, have you heard from any of these schools.
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McGill definitely has the better international reputation, but UBC is also a very good university. A lot of it probably depends on what you are interested in doing - I wanted to do a lot of comparative work, so McGill made a huge amount of sense to me. But if you wanted to focus on something other than comparative law or aviation law (McGill's two big specialties), UBC might be better. Also, if you wanted to do a lot of basic level coursework in Canadian law/common law, McGill is probably not the best place for you, as you can't take the entry-level LLB courses without special permission. Unfortunately, I don't recall what the UBC program is like, as I decided early enough that I wasn't applying there.

Oh, and one final thought - all else being equal, think about whether you would prefer Vancouver or Montreal. Vancouver is ranked all over as one of the most livable cities in the world and has one of the most mild climates in Canada. Montreal is much more European, but is a bit colder. Not sure where you are from, but I would also bet that international students wanting to improve their English might not want to go to McGill because Montreal is Francophone (I'm the opposite - an international student (from the US) who decided on McGill in part because living in Montreal should help me learn a bit of French).

McGill definitely has the better international reputation, but UBC is also a very good university. A lot of it probably depends on what you are interested in doing - I wanted to do a lot of comparative work, so McGill made a huge amount of sense to me. But if you wanted to focus on something other than comparative law or aviation law (McGill's two big specialties), UBC might be better. Also, if you wanted to do a lot of basic level coursework in Canadian law/common law, McGill is probably not the best place for you, as you can't take the entry-level LLB courses without special permission. Unfortunately, I don't recall what the UBC program is like, as I decided early enough that I wasn't applying there.

Oh, and one final thought - all else being equal, think about whether you would prefer Vancouver or Montreal. Vancouver is ranked all over as one of the most livable cities in the world and has one of the most mild climates in Canada. Montreal is much more European, but is a bit colder. Not sure where you are from, but I would also bet that international students wanting to improve their English might not want to go to McGill because Montreal is Francophone (I'm the opposite - an international student (from the US) who decided on McGill in part because living in Montreal should help me learn a bit of French).
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