Prospects after LLM in Human rights in Canada


hm_24

Hi,
I am planning to go for LLM in Human Rights. I live in Dubai so clearly I have no scope of employment in this field here, Hence wherever I will go for my masters I'd like to see what opportunities are available there.
I don't want to practice law rather would like to work with an NGO or with any Human Rights center.
As an international student, what are the chances of finding employment in Canada after LLM and also how wide is the spectrum of jobs with an LLM if practicing is not the choice.
I would appreciate any sort of help on this.
Thanks.

Hi,
I am planning to go for LLM in Human Rights. I live in Dubai so clearly I have no scope of employment in this field here, Hence wherever I will go for my masters I'd like to see what opportunities are available there.
I don't want to practice law rather would like to work with an NGO or with any Human Rights center.
As an international student, what are the chances of finding employment in Canada after LLM and also how wide is the spectrum of jobs with an LLM if practicing is not the choice.
I would appreciate any sort of help on this.
Thanks.
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waka06

Hello hm_24,
In Canada law students are increasingly combining a traditional law school degree with another more specialized degree. From that point of view - specialization is a must but it will not guarantee you the job. I believe it's a long way to find your dream job.
Ontario has definately the largest job market. Have a look at humanrightsjobs.com

Hello hm_24,
In Canada law students are increasingly combining a traditional law school degree with another more specialized degree. From that point of view - specialization is a must but it will not guarantee you the job. I believe it's a long way to find your dream job.
Ontario has definately the largest job market. Have a look at humanrightsjobs.com
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steffen

Hi,
I am planning to go for LLM in Human Rights. I live in Dubai so clearly I have no scope of employment in this field here, Hence wherever I will go for my masters I'd like to see what opportunities are available there.
I don't want to practice law rather would like to work with an NGO or with any Human Rights center.
As an international student, what are the chances of finding employment in Canada after LLM and also how wide is the spectrum of jobs with an LLM if practicing is not the choice.
I would appreciate any sort of help on this.
Thanks.

Hi hm_24,
Well, I am not from Canada but interested in Human rights so I looked into this for a while. I'd say securing a job in an NGO is competitive. It's your personal skills and experience that will determine if you can get a foot into the door. I suggest to have a look at some jobs you are interested in and get those skills. Devex, Relief Web, United Nations Careers and jobs in NGOs are Web Portals that offer development jobs around the world.
Apart from language skills it always helps to get some basic work experience in an NGO, ideally in a development country so your prospects for securing a job rise.
Wish you best of luck!

<blockquote>Hi,
I am planning to go for LLM in Human Rights. I live in Dubai so clearly I have no scope of employment in this field here, Hence wherever I will go for my masters I'd like to see what opportunities are available there.
I don't want to practice law rather would like to work with an NGO or with any Human Rights center.
As an international student, what are the chances of finding employment in Canada after LLM and also how wide is the spectrum of jobs with an LLM if practicing is not the choice.
I would appreciate any sort of help on this.
Thanks.</blockquote>
Hi hm_24,
Well, I am not from Canada but interested in Human rights so I looked into this for a while. I'd say securing a job in an NGO is competitive. It's your personal skills and experience that will determine if you can get a foot into the door. I suggest to have a look at some jobs you are interested in and get those skills. Devex, Relief Web, United Nations Careers and jobs in NGOs are Web Portals that offer development jobs around the world.
Apart from language skills it always helps to get some basic work experience in an NGO, ideally in a development country so your prospects for securing a job rise.
Wish you best of luck!
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