My dissertation for my master's degree has been read by eight people. It's not a topic of great interest, so the fact that anyone is reading it is a shock. The weird thing is that all of the readers are American. The dissertation does compare a particular area of law in Canada and the US - my supervisor knew that I added the American angle because the Canadian material didn't give me enough to meet the word count requirement, but the people who examined me didn't - but it's pretty clear it was written by a Canadian. So the interest from Americans is baffling.