The Ontario college curriculum design is focused on producing graduates with immediately transferrable skills. Practical application is as important to successful completion as a good theoretical foundation is.
A lot of people ask me, Why did you “switch” from Law to Media and I always say, "It is never a switch. I cannot stop being a lawyer."
Ojas Patil decided to opt for a Juris Doctor degree at the James E. Rogers College of Law in the University of Arizona, instead of the more common LLM.
Though the MPP was new, I found the programme well-structured, with sufficient exposure opportunities. It was one year, as opposed to most other policy programmes which require a two-year commitment.
I think there is some sort of a peer pressure in law schools that you need to do a master’s program from a reputed institution or else you are looked down upon. Well of course it would be great to get a masters from one of the big universities. But we don’t keep in mind the financial aspect of it. And we almost never speak about it with our friends or alumni.
Ameen Jauhar, a graduate of NUJS ('12), recently completed an MSc in Systematic Reviews for Social Policy and Practice from the University College London.