American JD working in Canada

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lshamlet
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American JD working in Canada

Postby lshamlet » Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:02 pm

Hey everyone,

I know the consensus is that most law schools outside the T14 are very regional, but with a T14 degree you can work anywhere in the country. Will a T14 JD also afford you the opportunity to work in Canada? Are the top schools here respected over there as well?

Thanks!

Hedwig
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Re: American JD working in Canada

Postby Hedwig » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:45 am

I think it's a hassle getting credited to work in Canada.

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Re: American JD working in Canada

Postby serdog » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:51 am

indeed it is one-two year for NCA exams and then a year of Articling before taking the bar. If you want to work in Canada I would wait until next year and apply to U of T (if you have the number for a Top 14 is should get in) as they have high placement rate in New York and U of T will be better (and quicker) to work in Canada

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Re: American JD working in Canada

Postby YCrevolution » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:43 pm

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