I had completed my first three years of law in France and wanted an experience in studying abroad, with a preference for the United States. The partnership between Vermont Law School and my university in Cergy-Pontoise seemed like the perfect way to live that experience, while also earning a masters level degree.
The living experience at VLS is very particular because the school is located in a small rural American town. However, the courses were very interesting and made space for new ideas and thinking outside the box, which I find isn't so much the case in French university courses. I remember it as intellectually challenging and stimulating, thanks to teachers and students who strive to achieve greatness in the field of Environmental law. I made some very dear friends there and consider it one of my best learning experiences as a student.
On a personal level I learned how to work on my own, grew up a lot, and chose to specialize in Environmental law, which I wasn't sure about before leaving. Professionally speaking, French specialists of Environmental law have heard of the school positively. The degree itself holds prestige, and is appreciated by employers as a sign of high proficience in legal English.
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