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  1. I was hoping to do a Tax LLM so that I can have the opportunity to do OCI at a larger firm. From what I have read, Osgoode's LLM offers this for full time LLM students.
  2. I would like to do a LLM in Canada with a specialization that will actually look attractive to Employers. From what I read, a LLM in criminal serves little use. The alternative might be to just dive into the Canadian legal market.
  3. Anyone know of any schools in Canada or US that offer remote enrollment in an Online Course in Tax Law? I would like to take a course in Tax Law before enrolling in a Tax LLM. Thanks
  4. I did create the original thread, but this topic is centered on whether or not it is wise to pursue a LLM in Canada.
  5. Anyone have experience or insight into a LLM in Criminal Law? By way of background, I am a US trained litigator. I would like to practice criminal law in Canada. The bulk of my experience is in civil litigation, up to and including trials. I read about Osgoode's LLM in criminal law. Do you think it would help land a position either in Legal Aid or as a Crown Prosecutor? Thanks
  6. Which inconsistencies are you talking about? Here in the U.S. we term college and university the same, as in liberal arts college. I graduated from McGill, my LSAT score was in the mid 160s, I was accepted to University of Ottawa School of Law. I forgot which other Canadian Law School. It's been so long.
  7. Yes, I agree. After graduating from College in Canada, I was accepted to many law schools both in Canada and the U.S. I chose to go to the U.S. not because it was my only choice.
  8. Can you explain more about the process for doing per diem work for the LAO? Do they give work to everyone admitted to the Bar? How much work do they give Attorneys? How much do they pay?
  9. Doing mock exams of witnesses is not the same as doing real exams of real people in front of jurors. Stop comparing apples and oranges.
  10. Why do you want to practice law in Massachusetts?
  11. So you are saying many (ie the majority) of Canadians practicing law (before even being called to the Bar) will have taken on a client who has been charged with 70+ felony counts, retained the aid of a supervising attorney, plea bargained with the District Attorney, analyzed a voluminous amount of discovery, come up with a trial strategy against the State, consulted and retained experts, argued at a suppression hearing, participated in voire dire, actively participated (opening statement, direct examination, cross examination, closings) in a week long jury trial up to conviction and sentencing, drafted and argued post-trial motions and reliefs. Somehow I find that hard to believe...
  12. I didn't serve any jail time. Also I am not sure if you are being sarcastic because your emoji isn't displaying correctly.
  13. For #2, The bulk of my experience is actually in civil litigation. I lack criminal law experience even at the junior level. My interest in criminal law comes from having second-chaired a felony trial to verdict and sentencing. I also have experience with the criminal justice system through helping out friends who got into trouble and personal experience with run-ins with the law.
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