As someone thinking about a career as an immigration lawyer, is this change something I should be worried about in terms of future job prospects?
“By continuing to facilitate immigration consultants to be engaged in the practice of immigration law, it does it does actual Queen’s law JD students a disservice"
"This program is a terrible idea. Graduates will claim that they have ‘gone to law school.’ The public will be even further confused. Most think that they are hiring lawyers when they hire immigration consultants,”
In this article the CBA chair seems concerned about consultants increasingly pushing immigration lawyers out of the market - is that truly the case? @msk2012 raises another possibility I hadn't thought about:
Help me make some sense of this.
Sorry for the late response @cguy.
I used the Law School Application Assistant which I found in one of the threads on this site, it calculated my L2 as 3.45.
Not sure if the calculator was completely accurate due to my extra year. My fourth and fifth years grades were all A/A+, but my third year was less than impressive which would explain the 3.45.
I articled at a municipality, took a brief position at a mid-sized firm in SW ON, and then was recruited into (another) mid-sized firm in Toronto doing the same thing. Before articling I worked part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer at not-for-profits and in-house. I entered law school fresh out of my undergraduate degree. My average was a B+ with A's and A+'s in municipal and planning law. Originally I tried to be a Crown but no one would hire me, so I randomly decided to article at a municipality and here I am.