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What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by Betterchoice: 10:20pm On Sep 19, 2018
This section has been very helpful.

I am a young lawyer and on the verge of rounding off my NYSC.

I have been thinking of how to secure a good future hence have been considering migrating to Canada or the USA.


Law is not a STEM course and switching career may not be easy at all.

I am wondering if there are opportunities for Lawyers in Canada or the USA (or even New Zealand, Australia.)

I am looking at migrating via Masters degree --- that''s if I can gain a full or partial scholarship with 3.9 CGPA on a 5 point scale or migrating through Canadian FSW.


Or do I just stay back in Nigeria?

I can raise 2 million naira.

Suggestions needed please. I am tired. Seriously tired because the future looks bleak.

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by Vatsyayana: 11:50pm On Sep 19, 2018
Just use the 2m to open a lawfirm in Nigeria

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by Betterchoice: 10:46am On Sep 20, 2018
Vatsyayana:
Just use the 2m to open a lawfirm in Nigeria

Thanks for the input

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by Exwizard: 12:32pm On Sep 20, 2018
Nigeria is full of crime, if you are not been blinded by religious sentiment, u will surely make it big in Nigeria but don't neglect charge and bail lawyers they also make urge money On a daily basis.

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by ERONX(m): 12:32pm On Sep 20, 2018
I'm a legal attorney in New York... And the legal market in the U.S is quite lucrative and competitive, 2 million naira won't get u anywhere... You need something huge financially, you can apply for your masters in any cheap university and also enroll for the American Bar Exams.

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by oluwasegun007(m): 12:32pm On Sep 20, 2018
NONE of the above, just come back home.....



POST 2019 ELECTION CASES GO FULL COURT NEXT YEAR... grin grin grin grin

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by sirbanky77(m): 12:32pm On Sep 20, 2018
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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by Nobody: 12:32pm On Sep 20, 2018
your law degree can only wash plates there


unless u have other stuff to do

best you use your 2M and do a business locally and grow it before you think of going abroad

crayfish and Oil and other stuff are very cheap in the south, with even 1M you can take these to ABJ and LAG and make good profit weekly

2M Abroad is nothing

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by Factfinder1(m): 12:33pm On Sep 20, 2018
Sell popcorn or dodo...u think they practice Nigerian shitty laws that affects only the poor abroad

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by idu1(m): 12:33pm On Sep 20, 2018
Wait for the elders I have nothing to say

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by SarakiBukola: 12:33pm On Sep 20, 2018
I am not directly involved with Law as a course, but i know how hard it is for some graduates of professional courses to transfer qualifications and experience. E.g. Doctors in Canada

Sadly as someone pointed out....NGN 2 Million at black market rate = $ 5,555.56....

2 months you don start to drink garri

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by BruncleZuma: 12:33pm On Sep 20, 2018
grin grin grin grin

Ogbeni, you go need to take another qualifying exam and go back to law school to practice, at least for New Zealand.

Or you can work as a legal research assistant or executive in a Law Firm.

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by didfy: 12:34pm On Sep 20, 2018
Wash dishes or go to back school

OR

Hide your certificate and trade with that money here in Nigeria

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by lawsbanks: 12:34pm On Sep 20, 2018
Hope you are not planning to tell the visa officer that you want to migrate with masters degree. They will just send you back to the cage grin called Nigeria

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by Nobody: 12:35pm On Sep 20, 2018
Sorry, I couldn't read your post with a straight face.




Unlike a lot of professions here in Naija, being a lawyer is very, very lucrative if you know what you're doing. While relocating abroad is a good idea, considering the state of things here, 2 million Naira is far from enough.

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by emmanuelcrawler(m): 12:35pm On Sep 20, 2018
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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by horlah005(m): 12:35pm On Sep 20, 2018
u have to learn / have some skills before u embark on such journey

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by Nobody: 12:35pm On Sep 20, 2018
Vatsyayana:
Just use the 2m to open a lawfirm in Nigeria

A new graduate without any experience should open a law firm?

Betterchoice:


Thanks for the input

You couldn't have responded any better


Back to the matter:

I'd advice you to migrate to Canada, for the following reasons:
- migration is easy
- you have the opportunity to study and work. You need to work because 2m is almost equal to nothing
- you can easily 'balance well' if you sit for their bar exam or whatever they call it (equivalent of law school in Nigeria), since you already have LL.b. Once you qualify, you'll be permitted to work as an attorney. If you're serious, I think you can finish it within one year. But the worst case scenario should be two years.

Whether Canada or not, my dear brother, make sure you leave Nigeria

My 2Cents

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by emmanuelcrawler(m): 12:35pm On Sep 20, 2018
Ok
Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by Pabloosas(m): 12:35pm On Sep 20, 2018
Here to learn
Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by lastempero: 12:36pm On Sep 20, 2018
U can pick bottles over there.
Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by nymphomaniac(m): 12:36pm On Sep 20, 2018
Stay here and practice. The grass isn't always green at the other side. The lawyer I know who went there is not practicing law and it isn't easy practicing over there as you may have to pass their bar exams and stuff.


I am a young lawyer as well so i feel your pain when you say the future looks bleak for young lawyers. You must learn the ropes here and cut your teeth and then money will start flowing.



This is a phase you will get past. Good luck!

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by nwakibie3(m): 12:37pm On Sep 20, 2018
guy better run comot for this shit hole.

i regret taking that decision immediately i was done with nysc though its still no late for me.

my friends that left this zoo then are all doing well.

go there first, wen u get there u will definitively know what to do.

a friend of mine migrated to Australia via schooling. he had to start his Bsc programme afresh after getting that here. he is working at the same time and he earns very well too.

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by kokomaster3d: 12:37pm On Sep 20, 2018
2m can fetch you enough money in Nigeria if you know appropriate business to do. 2m is nothing in Canada or USA

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by IkennaAyiga: 12:37pm On Sep 20, 2018
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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by Pegzzyg(f): 12:37pm On Sep 20, 2018
Hello, search canadian FSW & PNP threads. Read up, you'll get better answers there. Best of Luck
Betterchoice:
This section has been very helpful.

I am a young lawyer and on the verge of rounding off my NYSC.

I have been thinking of how to secure a good future hence have been considering migrating to Canada or the USA.


Law is not a STEM course and switching career may not be easy at all.

I am wondering if there are opportunities for Lawyers in Canada or the USA (or even New Zealand, Australia.)

I am looking at migrating via Masters degree --- that''s if I can gain a full or partial scholarship with 3.9 CGPA on a 5 point scale or migrating through Canadian FSW.


Or do I just stay back in Nigeria?

I can raise 2 million naira.

Suggestions needed please. I am tired. Seriously tired because the future looks bleak.


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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by Josh1977: 12:37pm On Sep 20, 2018
Visit the embassies or check on line for available opportunities
Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by benben1000: 12:37pm On Sep 20, 2018
Law is the worst degree one can ever get especially in Nigeria and Africa. All of my lawyer friends regret ever getting this degree. They are one of the most hungry people in Nigeria...

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Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by beey4u(m): 12:37pm On Sep 20, 2018
Betterchoice:
This section has been very helpful.

I am a young lawyer and on the verge of rounding off my NYSC.

I have been thinking of how to secure a good future hence have been considering migrating to Canada or the USA.


Law is not a STEM course and switching career may not be easy at all.

I am wondering if there are opportunities for Lawyers in Canada or the USA (or even New Zealand, Australia.)

I am looking at migrating via Masters degree --- that''s if I can gain a full or partial scholarship with 3.9 CGPA on a 5 point scale or migrating through Canadian FSW.


Or do I just stay back in Nigeria?

I can raise 2 million naira.

Suggestions needed please. I am tired. Seriously tired because the future looks bleak.

Good Day, I suggest you apply for your masters in the USA.

That's my simple suggestion for you.

Thank you.

Wishing you all the very best in life.

Cheers...


Re: What Can A Young Lawyer Do In Canada, The USA, Newzealand Or Australia? by AgamaProf: 12:38pm On Sep 20, 2018
If you stay back in Nigeria, with the 2m you can open a law firm or set up a business.
If you plan traveling out, I think you should start writing GRE and IELTS and score very high in them. There are scholarships for most schools in the US or canada. If you do secure scholarship, I don't know if they will allow you work. Just do more search.
My Advise is, if you have the 2m handy, pls do business in Nigeria.
If you don't have the 2m handy, pls, start writing GRE AND IELTS

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