Mc Gill or UCLA - LLM international law


Meli
Hi everyone,
I am a French-Canadian graduate student and I want to pursue a LL.M. next year in international law/human rights. I got an offer both from McGill and UCLA (with a $30 000 scholarship from the graduate committee!) and I am not sure where to go. Doing the LL.M. at McGill in Montreal would cost me roughly 4000$ in tuition fees and doing it at UCLA would cost me around $30 000 (which is 40 000 Canadian dollars).

Any review/opinion about wether UCLA international and comparative law LL.M. is worth the fees and debts in comparison to McGill LL.M.

Thanks !
Hi everyone,
I am a French-Canadian graduate student and I want to pursue a LL.M. next year in international law/human rights. I got an offer both from McGill and UCLA (with a $30 000 scholarship from the graduate committee!) and I am not sure where to go. Doing the LL.M. at McGill in Montreal would cost me roughly 4000$ in tuition fees and doing it at UCLA would cost me around $30 000 (which is 40 000 Canadian dollars).

Any review/opinion about wether UCLA international and comparative law LL.M. is worth the fees and debts in comparison to McGill LL.M.

Thanks !
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blink182
It really depends where you want to end up? Also, will you need to be sponsored in the US to work if you want to stay in LA? Observe job prospects for int'l law in both cities. LA doesn't generally have a great Int'l/HR legal industry like NY/DC. McGill is obvs one of the best law schools in Canada. Also, American LLMs do not guarantee employment afterwards even for Stanford/Harvard/Yale graduates. The US system is much more capitalistic in this sense and a lot of non-American especially those from Europe I've noticed are sometimes misguided by how much of a battle it can be to get employed post-LLM. I've talked to Stanford LLM alumni and they said finding a job after passing the bar was difficult in spite of being experts/attorneys in their home countries in that field. However, UCLA does have great connections which is a plus.

LLMs are really difficult decisions because there's little to no data as to employment rates afterward.

[Edited by blink182 on Feb 23, 2018]

It really depends where you want to end up? Also, will you need to be sponsored in the US to work if you want to stay in LA? Observe job prospects for int'l law in both cities. LA doesn't generally have a great Int'l/HR legal industry like NY/DC. McGill is obvs one of the best law schools in Canada. Also, American LLMs do not guarantee employment afterwards even for Stanford/Harvard/Yale graduates. The US system is much more capitalistic in this sense and a lot of non-American especially those from Europe I've noticed are sometimes misguided by how much of a battle it can be to get employed post-LLM. I've talked to Stanford LLM alumni and they said finding a job after passing the bar was difficult in spite of being experts/attorneys in their home countries in that field. However, UCLA does have great connections which is a plus.

LLMs are really difficult decisions because there's little to no data as to employment rates afterward.
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Are Mc Gill results out?
Are Mc Gill results out?
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