Joint U.S. Canada law degrees – Alberta joins

One of the best deals in legal education are the joint U.S./Canada law degrees. The University of Alberta is the latest school to offer such a program. Alberta joins: Windsor, Ottawa and Osgoode. Check out the following article:

Train for the future
Canadian, Eh? The Value of a Joint U.S.-Canadian Law Degree
By Rob Blackstein and Bernadette Corpuz

In 2009, it may be trite to say that we live in a global economy. One could make the case that elements of a global economy have existed since the first century A.D., though it is arguably a paradigm that really took hold in the latter part of the twentieth century. If one needs further convincing, the rippling effects of the U.S. credit crunch that have been with us for the past 18 months or so ought to provide such confirmation.

But this is not an article about the global economy. Rather, it is a story about two law students, each deciding whether to obtain a law degree, one student in the latter part of the 1990s and the other approximately a decade later. Both chose to enroll in the joint JD/LLB program at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy.

Let’s start with the most recent story of Rob Blackstein, now a practicing lawyer in the business law department of one of the largest law firms in Canada.

Read the complete article here:

http://www.abanet.org/buslaw/blt/2009-01-02/blackstein.shtml

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