Can anyone tell me the differences between Manitoba, UNB, or Windsor (for the JD/LLB)? I am trying to figure out which one to go to, and can't really tell them apart after looking at their websites and info. Any insight would be great.
With the exception of UBC, Toronto, and McGill, which carry more prestige than the other schools.
Quote from: MaraudingJ on October 24, 2006, 12:42:42 AMWith the exception of UBC, Toronto, and McGill, which carry more prestige than the other schools.why ubc? Their lawschool is good but I don't think I would put it in the same tier as UofT/mcgill at all. I don't see what makes it better than most of the other ontario schools and from what I've seen it certainly doesn't have more prestige.
I am by no means an expert, but I think the prestige is in the region too (I know not 100%). The best advice I have been given, and am doing, is try to go where you want to practice. I do not think the "prestige" will make up for your ability to succeed at the school, cost, all those other personal factors. Also, there may be some value in networking in the community, and of course this would be best if that community is the one you want to work in. For me, there is no chance in hell of me wanting to work out east or in BC, so Alberta is my hope.
Regionality. Take your East Coast blinders off. UBC does far better than any other Canadian school in the west. Even if it doesn't rank with UT and McGill in pure "prestige" (whatever the @#!* that might be), it certainly ranks ahead of the other Canadian schools. Which was exactly my point.