Hi all, I realize the topic of UK LLBs have popped up on this thread a few times, though I've got an inquiry which I dont think has been discussed at length or at all.
For some background I'm completing my 3rd year at UofT with a Humanities BA. Due to some mental health issues that hit me during my first year my average is sub-par; like 2.3 bad. It is on the up though as Ive dealt with things and have started to preform academically like I should; I hope to have my cGPA at 3.0 at least by the time I graduate, with my L2 being 3.5+ (hopefully). I do still want to pursue law though as it has always been my goal.
So my question is, is there really that much of a difference between going abroad and getting an LLB at a top 10/20 UK law school and getting a degree at a Low tier Canadian school like TRU or UNB? To me it seems like either way I wont have an Osgoode or UofT law stamp on my diploma - nor will I have that of an Oxford or Cambridge stamp - so does it matter? Either way I wont be able to build necessary or substantial connections in the Toronto region where I hope to practice and either way its not a T1 degree. I do understand that one way I'll be studying CANADIAN law and the other way ENGLISH law, but does this distinction matter so much so in the search for an articling position or job in general upon return?
For instance, if one applies to X law firm with a degree from City University London, and another applies from TRU, and another applies from UofT, wont the first two both be looked upon as lesser than that of the UofT degree anyway? Pretty much on par?
I just want some further clarification if anyone can help. As well too I would like to know where to better set my sights for the coming years. Thanks!