Hello!! Does anyone have any experience with the Joint JD/Masters in Environmental Studies at York? It sounds EXACTLY what I'm interested in, I'm just curious to talk to people who are in the program/know more about it.
Some things I'm curious about:
Is there a group/cohort of students doing the same thing and any sort of community?
Would I be at a disadvantage losing my summer terms, in comparison to other JD students who can spend their summers volunteering at legal clinics/etc?
How is the faculty and administrative support?
How are opportunities for choosing direction in your degree (specific environmental interests, etc)
Does the MES have to focus on Environmental Law, or can I explore other environmental topics (education, management, policy, etc)
Just to clarify- would this mean I'd spend my 'fifth year' articling & writing the Bar, so it would be 5 years before I could practice law?
If you have any thoughts on the above or anything else, please let me know! I'd love to learn more about the program.