UBC, LLM CL 2016?


chhibb
Any applicants for the LLM CL at UBC for fall 2016 present here?
Any applicants for the LLM CL at UBC for fall 2016 present here?
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awmourad
I've applied... They said I'd hear by early february.
I've applied... They said I'd hear by early february.
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Obi9
Hello guys

Sorry for my negative question but however we've to prepare for the worst sometimes. Is it possible to get a job in legal related work after/ during the llm from Canada?

the reason I'm asking this, because I heard it's quite hard to get a job as lawyer as an international student
Hello guys

Sorry for my negative question but however we've to prepare for the worst sometimes. Is it possible to get a job in legal related work after/ during the llm from Canada?

the reason I'm asking this, because I heard it's quite hard to get a job as lawyer as an international student
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AleksLLM
Hello guys

Sorry for my negative question but however we've to prepare for the worst sometimes. Is it possible to get a job in legal related work after/ during the llm from Canada?

the reason I'm asking this, because I heard it's quite hard to get a job as lawyer as an international student


In my opinion, you would need a backup plan for the time after you graduate from CCL UBC and even for after you obtain a desired bar membership.
I researched a lot on this topic and came to conclusion that with the current situation with articling positions it could take a long time to get a position even if you are lucky. Which, of course, would not guarantee a later employment as you understand, it is only a bar membership what you will have after articling. They have been making some improvements offering articling through universities though (last time I checked Ryerson U in Toronto was working on the program).

You might have also heard the rumors about the very high % of Canadian JDs doing survival jobs while waiting for their articling. I am not sure if the rate is correct but I have heard about the problems with articling a lot.
If this is true, than in this market even with a JD from Canada simply being a non-native speaker would be already a disadvantage. Not to mention that the CCL LLM is basically a preparation for an NCA equivalence exam just in a form of graduate degree.
By the way, doing an LLM in CCL is not the only option to gather credits towards NCA evaluation. It would be cheaper to do the online course offered by Osgoode. In Ontario they even offer a bursary for immigrants taking certain bridging courses NCA courses being among them.


May be I am wrong ,but I would also consider doing a specialized LLM on the top of CCL LLM and NCA exam to improve employment opportunities in that field of specialization.
This is, of course, only my personal opinion, I do not have any insider information.
Good luck!
<blockquote>Hello guys

Sorry for my negative question but however we've to prepare for the worst sometimes. Is it possible to get a job in legal related work after/ during the llm from Canada?

the reason I'm asking this, because I heard it's quite hard to get a job as lawyer as an international student </blockquote>

In my opinion, you would need a backup plan for the time after you graduate from CCL UBC and even for after you obtain a desired bar membership.
I researched a lot on this topic and came to conclusion that with the current situation with articling positions it could take a long time to get a position even if you are lucky. Which, of course, would not guarantee a later employment as you understand, it is only a bar membership what you will have after articling. They have been making some improvements offering articling through universities though (last time I checked Ryerson U in Toronto was working on the program).

You might have also heard the rumors about the very high % of Canadian JDs doing survival jobs while waiting for their articling. I am not sure if the rate is correct but I have heard about the problems with articling a lot.
If this is true, than in this market even with a JD from Canada simply being a non-native speaker would be already a disadvantage. Not to mention that the CCL LLM is basically a preparation for an NCA equivalence exam just in a form of graduate degree.
By the way, doing an LLM in CCL is not the only option to gather credits towards NCA evaluation. It would be cheaper to do the online course offered by Osgoode. In Ontario they even offer a bursary for immigrants taking certain bridging courses NCA courses being among them.


May be I am wrong ,but I would also consider doing a specialized LLM on the top of CCL LLM and NCA exam to improve employment opportunities in that field of specialization.
This is, of course, only my personal opinion, I do not have any insider information.
Good luck!
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dangdang
I've applied for fall 2016. Anyone got news from the faulty?
I've applied for fall 2016. Anyone got news from the faulty?
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chhibb
Anyone got anything yet?
Anyone got anything yet?
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awmourad
I haven't heard anything yet. I applied in November.
I haven't heard anything yet. I applied in November.
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chhibb
Its been almost 10 days since my last communication with UBC in which they told me that the admission committee has begun to render decisions.

And my online application status hasn't changed from submitted. UBC said that they'd email the decision directly.

Anyone here with a different story?
Its been almost 10 days since my last communication with UBC in which they told me that the admission committee has begun to render decisions.

And my online application status hasn't changed from submitted. UBC said that they'd email the decision directly.

Anyone here with a different story?
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AleksLLM
chhibb, they actually have already started mailing decisions first days of February.
chhibb, they actually have already started mailing decisions first days of February.
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chhibb
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chhibb
Nothing as of now. are the results declared late for International applicants?
Nothing as of now. are the results declared late for International applicants?
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Hi , I am an Indian Law student planning to take up LLM in Common Law in the UCB.
I will be glad if you could assist me how this program would benefit me and make me eligible to enroll into the Canadian Bar.
I am yet to get myself assessed by the NCA as i am still pursuing my final year LLB (India).
It would be very helpful if any of you guide me by replying to this post.
Thank you!
Hi , I am an Indian Law student planning to take up LLM in Common Law in the UCB.
I will be glad if you could assist me how this program would benefit me and make me eligible to enroll into the Canadian Bar.
I am yet to get myself assessed by the NCA as i am still pursuing my final year LLB (India).
It would be very helpful if any of you guide me by replying to this post.
Thank you!
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Rachoz
Nothing here either :(

Does anyone here have to start in May?
Nothing here either :(

Does anyone here have to start in May?
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chhibb
Any update?
Any update?
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AleksLLM
kritikriti , you could find this information at the NCA website
kritikriti , you could find this information at the NCA website
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Thank you for your response AleksLLM.
Thank you for your response AleksLLM.
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AleksLLM
@kritikriti,
one thing this LLm could surely make a difference in is building connections with the legal community through the faculty.
I believe people with status in Canada may find it more useful.
It could add some points to an immigration profile if one is planning to immigrate.
@kritikriti,
one thing this LLm could surely make a difference in is building connections with the legal community through the faculty.
I believe people with status in Canada may find it more useful.
It could add some points to an immigration profile if one is planning to immigrate.
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virtute89
HI,

Any news regarding positive feedbacks?
HI,

Any news regarding positive feedbacks?
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thanks a ton aleksLLM.
thanks a ton aleksLLM.
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