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Black Law Students / Re: J.D/PHD
« on: November 12, 2007, 11:37:39 AM »
It really depends on the school and program, but if you're vigilant you can get through most in 6-7 years.

It's a pretty good deal, really, but you give up a lot on both sides to make it work (summer employment, proper TA'ing, free time to work on your dissertation).

I'd really make sure you want/need both before taking both on. Perhaps start with grad school, and see how that works out first?

Well that is what is at the heart of it all...I can't decide which one I want to do so I figure I would attempt both. I really need to explore what practicing law is like compared to what I see on tv or what people keep telling me (You would be such a great attorney). Being a professor may not be the awesome life I'd assume either. I wish they had forums like this to explore graudate schools for political science.

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Black Law Students / Re: J.D/PHD
« on: November 12, 2007, 11:33:11 AM »
Professor of what? If we're talking  law professor than it would behoove you to  do extremely well on the LSAT so that you could get into a top school. 

There are many dual degree programs.  Have you thought of a LLM- masters of law? 

It seems like you're treating law school like it's an "end."  There are many other careers that you can pursue other than being an attorney with a JD. 

The other thing that I'd like to know is what type of law would you want to practice should you become an attorney.  There are firms/types of law where you'd need something other than a JD-  not just as a preference but as a requirement   



Well the PHD will be in political science with a concentration in international relations

In terms of masters in law, what concerns me is that it seems my intrest in law is more in practicing then the actual love of the law. I really haven't explored the law itself to see if it is something I would have a passion for.

My main intrest in law is trial (personal injury/medical malpractice)  or criminal defense.

Thanks for the reply



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Black Law Students / J.D/PHD
« on: November 12, 2007, 09:04:31 AM »
I am seeking some advice on clearing some confusion...

I still have ambition in going to law school however I see that my passion may  not necessarily be in law but in politics, sociology and philosophy. I've been going through a internal civil war trying to figure out what I want to do with my career weighing in the pros and cons of being a lawyer versus being a professor and concluded I probably will be seeking both in my graduate education.  I wanted to weigh in some different opinions on being a lawyer versus being a professor (pros and cons) and if I so choose to pursue both what steps would I need to take (in terms of the test to take, timelines, etc) I'm wondering how years would I be in school pursuing a JD (3 years) in terms of pursuing a masters and PHD (five six seven years?)



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Black Law Students / Re: The Black Men Thread
« on: June 07, 2007, 04:47:47 PM »
I have a very nice arse..

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Black Law Students / Re: What is a sell-out?
« on: May 17, 2007, 04:41:52 PM »
I'm not black

I'm "paper bag brown"  ::)

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Black Law Students / Re: The Black Men Thread
« on: May 16, 2007, 09:29:57 PM »
Because I stopped posting on here... alright I will post on here guys..sheesh..but I really do need to get some LSAT studying done..

Unless posting on lsd gets you closer to that 180, I'd say get your work done.

Yeah..hence I won't be around very much..less I'm posting time put in on my lsat blog.

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Black Law Students / Re: Justice's Online Blog For LSAT Study
« on: May 16, 2007, 08:29:59 PM »
Oh also got Kaplan's Mastery Book for the LSAT..from what I'm told that book is awesome with doing problems and really honing the skills

Alright no more nonsense I'm not posting on here until I put in atleast two hours tomorrow. (which should be a general rule anyway)

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Black Law Students / Re: Justice's Online Blog For LSAT Study
« on: May 16, 2007, 08:08:23 PM »
no...THE army ;D

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Black Law Students / Re: Justice's Online Blog For LSAT Study
« on: May 16, 2007, 05:08:27 PM »
Actualy nevermind I decided to stay here..in all honesty I think more black folks need to see people studying for their LSAT.. plus I think a lot people on this board will help me achieve my goals.. :)

Oh and LSAT study time  for today 0.00 (lol) my friend from the army came in to visit..so I took him out...alright no excuses tomorrow for real :)

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Black Law Students / Re: The Black Men Thread
« on: May 16, 2007, 05:06:18 PM »
Because I stopped posting on here... alright I will post on here guys..sheesh..but I really do need to get some LSAT studying done..

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