Practicing Law In Canada

I could use some help settling a small debate with my roommate. He’s a pre-law student majoring in justice studies, and I’m a political science major. Earlier this week, we got into some joking about leaving the U.S. to pursue careers instead of staying here.

I was arguing that it might be possible to make the same amount of money working as a lawyer in Canada as opposed to in the U.S. He’s very skeptical about it and said because the economy and market are much smaller, there’s just no way to make the same amount.

That makes superficial sense to me. Aren’t there other factors that might let someone have a better legal career in Canada instead of the U.S.?