Be careful. McGill in Montreal is a civil law program - meaning you're instructed in the Quebec Civil Code, as opposed to civil common law which governs the rest of North America.Cool city though.
As a general rule for law school, you should be going to school in the jurisdiction where you intend to practice. Now it's a little different when you consider the common law jurisdictions in Canada... They've been working together to make mobility much easier, so that if you get your degree in BC, you can practice in Nova Scotia. That being said, if you study far from where you intend to work, you have the disadvantage of a weak network in your work area once you arrive, and it makes finding a job that much more difficult. On the other hand, you may opt for private practice, in which case you will have to build a client base without knowing too many people in that market. It's tough...For the American schools, there are a handful of "national" schools where your degree can take you anywhere. But most schools tend to focus in their local state jurisdictions. And then of course, the same principle applies as the Canadian schools when it come to finding a job.The joint degree programs offer the best of both worlds. But there is something to consider, and that is (like it or not), name recognition. NYU/Osgoode has excellent name recognigtion, but is fairly competitive. Windsor/Detroit Mercy? Not the same ball game. Most US employers will have never heard of the University of Windsor, unless you plan on working in Detroit.Choose wisely,Costa RagasCanadian Law School Admissions Webhttp://www.clsaweb.com
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