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JD/Masters in Environmental Studies @ York

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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.

Thanks :)

mikkid

 

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I'm not in this program, but you can find some data in Osgoode's Annual Reports. The last numbers I've seen were around a total of 11 JD/MES students (covering all four years, so roughly 2 to 3 students per year average). So it depends on your definition of cohort and community :) 

I suggest playing with LinkedIn to find alumni and/or current students in the program to see where they end up.

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3 hours ago, Turtles said:

I'm not in this program, but you can find some data in Osgoode's Annual Reports. The last numbers I've seen were around a total of 11 JD/MES students (covering all four years, so roughly 2 to 3 students per year average). So it depends on your definition of cohort and community :) 

I suggest playing with LinkedIn to find alumni and/or current students in the program to see where they end up.

Hello!! I guess that's a lil bit of a cozy community :)

THANK YOU for that LinkedIn tip! I found two people on there, hopefully I'll be able to connect and learn more!

Thanks again~

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I'd recommend shooting off an email to the prof that runs this program. PM me if you would like her contact details. 

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