I’d think if you attend one of the following, you’d be able to get into a CA law school and therefore, less or no stigma:
US T14 JD (plus some good regional schools such as UCLA or USC)
Yes, No LSE, KCL, Or UCL. Not even top schools from other countries. This is my bias for a Canadian who goes abroad to study lawafter undergrad completion.
Why? As crazy as this may sound to you, I know not much about LSE. I also know not much about Leicester. The two schools are equally foreign to me. No, I’m not going to take the time to learn about UK school system. If anything, my exchange abroad studies tell me that some schools, even elite schools, have surprisingly relaxed admissions standard for international students.
Of course, If I come across a colleague who went to LSE law and I’m impressed by his or her work, I may put LSE on my above list.