I think queens and western are recognized for their corporate law in the states as well since I know several ppl who graduated from these schools working in NYC big law but that is based on my experience. But in general there is a lack of applications from schools other than UofT in general which makes sense since it would be a hassle for the students.
I actually emailed a couple of well known firms in NYC earlier this year about this and they told me that while they only hold hiring events at UofT, they encourage students from other Canadian schools to apply and they review the files on a case by case basis. So I guess that basically means that while the school name matters, whether a student is performing at the top of their class matters A LOT if not more.
FYI, this is for the few well known Canadian schools such as UofT, Osgoode, McGill, UBC, Western, Queens... I didn't ask them about the other ones (if you are interested you can email them) so I don't know what do they think about the other ones. And I think this is just for Canadian law schools, I'm sure it doesn't work the same for US law degrees since they have like >200 law schools so they have to consider the school names.
Hope that helps
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