If you are at all concerned about portability, I would say it is a poor choice.
UNB has little in the way of a national reputation (compared to Dalhousie, for example, which has a large alumni network even on the West Coast). What reputation it does have is as a bit of a 'last chance-U'.
If you do exceptionally well, as in deans list, clerkships, etc I'm sure you would get some looks. Although, if that's the case, you should probably just transfer somewhere else after first year.
This is a baseless opinion.
UNB places students nationally, and often has a strong reputation among the people that matter. It places fewer students nationally than Dalhousie largely because of (i) self-selection by UNB students choosing to stay in the Maritimes, and (ii) it graduates fewer students yearly than any other school in Canada.
My class placed people at Stikeman, Bennett Jones, McCarthy, Gowlings, Norton Rose, BLG, Fasken, you name it - in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, etc. I'm with one of those firms in one of those cities, for example.
Despite that, the best advice remains that a person should, in most cases, go to school where they want to practice.
Edited by Blipple, 10 January 2017 - 08:51 PM.