i want to international human rights law in the middle east. this is really my passion, and after researching different MA programs i realized i would rather just get the JD, its only one extra year.
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Doing anything for the money seems like a bad idea. Don't know who said it originally but my father used to always say, "Do what you love and you'll never WORK a day in your life." I cannot, I will not sell my soul a hundred hours a week doing scut work for some partner in a big law firm. I'm too old for the grindhouse that is the life of a junior associate in BIG LAW. With my former career in healthcare, I'm hoping to be able to contribute immediately. We'll see.