Canadian Law Articled Student taking Questions

serdog
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Canadian Law Articled Student taking Questions

Postby serdog » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:33 pm

Hi all this a thread for small question about Canadian law schools.
a few general things
1) Canadian law School are regional(with a few exceptions) and not really national ranked
2)http://lawstudents.ca/forums/ is a great resource
3) The country you want to work in is more important then the school that said i've seen Golden Gate graduate articling at a big firm in Vancouver and a harvard graduate who clerk for the Chief Justice of Canada having a hard time getting a job or called. Bottom Line if you want to work in Canada you are better off going to any Canadian law school over US
4) All Canadian law school are great be careful of Thompson river and Lakehead ONLY because they are new so less networking chance if Trinity Western gets off the ground avoid like the plague(it will likely NOT be accredited by two law societies)
5)I said all Canadian Law Schools are great, you can get a Canadian Law Degree at Bond and a Joint Canadian/US law degree with Detroit Mercy and Wisour ( the program is a joke)

Anyway feel free to ask an questions

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Re: Canadian Law Articled Student taking Questions

Postby newbie2 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:57 pm

Asking this question for my friend who is a Canadian who went to a US for law school and is currently practicing in NY (transaction). Is there a job market for such US-trained lawyers in Canada? Is it necessary to get Canadian lawyer licensing? Process? Thanks!

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Re: Canadian Law Articled Student taking Questions

Postby sims1 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:16 pm

newbie2 wrote:Asking this question for my friend who is a Canadian who went to a US for law school and is currently practicing in NY (transaction). Is there a job market for such US-trained lawyers in Canada? Is it necessary to get Canadian lawyer licensing? Process? Thanks!


fwiw i know some large ny firms (paul weiss, skadden, shearman) have offices in Toronto that practice US law. These are pretty small though.

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Re: Canadian Law Articled Student taking Questions

Postby newbie2 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:51 pm

Thank you! Presumably a US-licensed lawyer doesn't need additional Canadian licensing to practise US laws in Canada?




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