Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Law School Admissions => Topic started by: tabith on August 19, 2017, 11:43:44 AM

Title: Dual JD and PhD?
Post by: tabith on August 19, 2017, 11:43:44 AM
I'm currently in a PhD program for history, about halfway done with my coursework. I enjoy the topic, but I've become somewhat disenchanted by academia and wonder if it's really what I want to be doing for a living - especially considering the likely poor monetary return I'll receive in the job market.

My university offers a part-time option for their law school, and I have been considering applying to the law program. I know some schools already offer established dual PhD in history and JD programs, so I have been debating if I should drop out of the PhD program completely and jump ship for JD, or if I should consider completing my coursework next year and then apply for the part time JD program while completing my dissertation. I'm not looking to make millions or become a nationally renowned lawyer. I'd just like to work in a career that offers a decent salary, fair job security, and uses skills which I'm already good at - namely researching and writing.