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  1. I guess this clears things up. My fixation with becoming a lawyer is due to it being the career most involved and aligned with my interests; politics, history, and debate. I don't really see that entirely in other careers in comparison to law, and advice I've gotten hitherto hasn't been from, well, lawyers and other legal professionals. I'll look into it further. Don't get me wrong though, I'd still love to study law outside of Alberta, but if money and admissions are issues, I'll have to consider things more throughly. Shoot, I'm not entirely sure if I want to practice law just yet in Canada.
  2. Putting law school outside of Canada out of the question, I'm not exactly certain on how the status of a law school impacts your employability in the future. My absolute, cheapest (and likely the easiest) option is to stay in Calgary (where I'm from) and complete an undergraduate degree, then complete a JD at U of Calgary. Tuition for this route is 100k. However, and this is where I'm hesitant and such a cost arises, I'm told that going to U of C only makes sense for an undergraduate degree, and that it isn't worth going to for law school. Any other university I want to go to (solely for law school, an undergraduate degree will likely be based solely on cost) then carries the costs of staying, really, "out of city". If I go three hours up to U of Alberta, it's 20k per year for law school. UBC? Appears to be 30k. U of Toronto? 48k. Should I be concerned about the reputation of law schools in Canada when applying?
  3. Meant to quote you before. Mobile is a yikes for my beefy fingers.
  4. Seeing that I don't know any French (for McGill as I'm not entirely sure about needing French at Concordia), this might be a bit of a difficult route. Regardless, an interesting option, and potentially cost effective option.
  5. I've been thinking about this. I think the Oxford BA law degree as an undergraduate degree for admission to a Canadian law school seems like excellent prep. If I go to U of C Law (my local law school), it still costs less than attending U of C for an undergraduate degree, then going to U of Toronto or McGill. Although, there still are cheaper options.
  6. Hi Hegdis, Thanks for the reply. Fortunately, I haven't been approached by any companies with such a proposition. I'm exploring methods towards a prosecution career in Canada that would be most effective time and money wise, while also maintaining a reputable resume. At the time being, it seems like the safest option is to stay in Canada for myself, although I'd have to look for the most cost efficient options.
  7. Hey, Thanks for the reply once again. I am indeed in high school, and I don't have an undergraduate degree. I'm in a sort of position to be admitted for an undergraduate degree in most places, but I'm attempting to find a way to spend as little as possible on university, as I don't want to find myself in a predicament where I've spent 200k or so for 7 years of schooling, only to find a job that doesn't pay well, because of over saturation and whatnot. I'll look into this matter further, but the way I see it as of now, it might be best to look at studying domestically. Once again, thanks for your input.
  8. Hey lookingaround and easttowest, Thanks for the replies. I've been looking at options, and am still unsure, so if staying in Canada seems like the best option in terms of credibility and converting a foreign degree, then chances are I don't go abroad. I was also a bit curious about other things regarding such a decision; from what it seems, as many UK law schools accept applicants directly out of high school (I'm guessing its the difference in the way we study), I would not need an undergraduate degree. Admittedly, it won't save me time, but it appears to save money, in comparison to what I've gathered regarding the process of studying for a 4 year bachelor's degree and then 3 years of law school. Would it not cost more to stay in Canada in comparison to studying abroad? Also, I was wondering how much the reputation of a university plays into finding a position. I have been under the assumption that there do exist a select few schools whose reputation would supersede that of many Canadian law schools. For example, if I were to be accepted to Oxford or Cambridge, and took the time to meet bar requirements in Canada, would I still be looked down upon compared to other domestic candidates? I would guess it's because of the undergraduate degree when applying, but I'm not exactly certain.
  9. Hello, This is my first time posting to the forum, if that's relevant. I'd like to practice in Canada, working something among the lines of prosecution. I'm considering going abroad to the UK to study for the LLB degree, although I'm only really considering Oxbridge, KCL, LSE, and a couple other schools. I understand that there's not much merit in going to less notable or less reputable schools, as that might be seen as "bypassing" the requirements for a Canadian one (no LSATs, prior degree, etc.). I'd like to study in the UK as I think it might be a gateway to studying International and European law, alongside the fact that if I do get the chance to study at a reputable school, I don't want to pass up on it. I was thinking that the best route for me after possibly studying in the UK might be to completing an LLM in Canada. However, I'm not exactly sure if that's possible. What obstacles do I face attempting this path, and what does NCA accreditation look like after having completed all this?
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