Law School Discussion

Go or re-apply

Re: Go or re-apply
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 09:59:34 PM »
 Go to Northwestern. Maybe you'll end up a SCOTUS Judge like Stevens.

It's a great school. As others have pointed out, you're not guaranteed academia by going to Harvard. Gp to NU, pratice for a few years if you can't get a job in academia and then try. I'm a little skeptical of profs who have never actually practiced anyway.

Re: Go or re-apply
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2010, 05:57:09 AM »
Thanks for the advice everybody. Being a prof is obviously not the only career direction I'd be happy with, I'd be very happy with practicing law as well. However, right now academia would be my number one choice, and so I'd like to maximize my chances. A JD-PhD probably wouldn't hurt eh?

Doubt it would do you much good either. Getting a prof job is more about absolute excellence in law school than having additional degrees. As I've answered to everyone who asks "what if I get xxx degree aswell?" - If you have another degree, good. If you don't, it's really not worth the time getting one.