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Specific Groups => Canadian Law Students => Topic started by: Aislyn on July 18, 2005, 03:56:22 PM

Title: Finding a job in the States as a Canadian
Post by: Aislyn on July 18, 2005, 03:56:22 PM
I'm interested in going to law school in the States, and I know that with an American law degree, I'd only be qualified to practice there and not in Canada.  However, as a Canadian citizen with an American law degree, how possible/likely is it that I'd be able to get a job in the States?  If I were to go to a t14 school, would it make things easier?  I don't want to end up with a degree I can't use.

Thanks for any help.
Title: Re: Finding a job in the States as a Canadian
Post by: NathanB on July 18, 2005, 04:02:00 PM
If you get a degree from a T14, even if you're from Mars, you have a pretty good chance of getting a job in the US, especially if you're in the top 25% of your class.

But you should probably look into dual citizenship, it would probably speed the process up quite a bit.

On the other hand, everyone on the board hates canadians, so.....  (just kiddin)
Title: Re: Finding a job in the States as a Canadian
Post by: Paperback Writer on July 18, 2005, 04:05:19 PM
I'm interested in going to law school in the States, and I know that with an American law degree, I'd only be qualified to practice there and not in Canada.  However, as a Canadian citizen with an American law degree, how possible/likely is it that I'd be able to get a job in the States?  If I were to go to a t14 school, would it make things easier?  I don't want to end up with a degree I can't use.

Thanks for any help.

If you get into a T14, you'll have no problem finding work as a lawyer in the USA.
Title: Re: Finding a job in the States as a Canadian
Post by: Aislyn on July 18, 2005, 04:10:48 PM
Awesome...thanks guys.