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Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2008, 12:14:20 AM »
I'm considering the JD/MBA, anyone else?

i was thinking about it.  i cant afford the extra year right now. ill go back if i need it tho
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Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2008, 06:36:02 AM »
The JD / MA in political campaigning at the University of Florida sounds really intriguing.... Does anyone know if you apply during the first year of law school do you have to take the GRE? Generally speaking that is.

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Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 08:42:52 AM »
JD/MA Economics

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Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2008, 10:59:43 AM »
JD/MD - Princeton

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Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2008, 09:36:06 PM »
JD/MD - Princeton

Interesting...all the posts I've read about dual-degrees, I've yet to see anyone mention the JD/MD combo.  I currently work in the healthcare industry, and have heard that there's significant demand for these graduates.

Oh well, I'm still more interested in the JD/MBA.  Best of luck to you!  :)
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Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2008, 03:51:29 AM »
I'm pretty sure I'll do the JD/MPP (Masters in Public Policy) at Michigan. Sounds like a blast, even if it'll take that extra year. Michigan let's you apply for the Masters degree as a 1L, and I'm sure most other schools do too.

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Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2008, 08:53:14 AM »
All the schools I have discussed it with say you can apply in 1L.
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Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2008, 09:31:54 AM »
I was looking into a dual JD/MSW degree, but I've (tentatively) decided that it really doesn't justify the extra cost. I figured the education and social work background might make me a better lawyer for some family law stuff, but so far I've yet to hear how it can actually bring more money my way. Not that it's all about the money for me, but investing an extra $30k or so for something that *might* make me better at a legal field just didn't seem wise.

For what it's worth, I've had one school tell me that joint degree is something different that dual degree, but I haven't actually figured out what that difference is.

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Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2008, 10:36:57 AM »
one of my classmates in my master's program was getting her JD at the same time.  she said employers could care less about your second degree, unless it was a business degree.  don't do it because you think it will make you more employable, do it because you're interested in it.
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Re: JD/__: Joint Degrees anyone?
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2008, 01:24:45 AM »
one of my classmates in my master's program was getting her JD at the same time.  she said employers could care less about your second degree, unless it was a business degree.  don't do it because you think it will make you more employable, do it because you're interested in it.

Absolutely true I think. I'm doing it because it has always been my passion, but I doubt it will make me more employable.