I don't see your PharmD as being a huge advantage over graduates in the field of corporate representation, but have you ever thought about I.P. law? (Intellectual property, has a separate bar, usually requires a hard science degree in addition to a J.D.)
You have the hard science background, and you'd probably be a great candidate for jobs in the field, especially those dealing with medical patents.
Both Bigs and Hamilton are sort of right about rankings.
Bigs is right because the rankings outside the top twenty don't matter that much to the best students who are exceptionally diligent and persistent in finding jobs and getting good grades.
Hamilton is right because rankings outside the top twenty DO matter for the vast majority of students.
You also have to look at the region you are in. For Example, if you wanted to work in Arizona, a degree from Arizona State or Arizona (ranked 38 and 42) would probably be far more valuable than a degree from Minnesota or Iowa (ranked 22 and 26).
In Utah, a degree from BYU law is about as good as anything (aside from schools like Yale and Harvard) So outside the top 14 or whatever, the regional opinion of the school is more important, in my opinion.
I go to a T2 (50-100) which happens to be the most highly ranked school in a medium market. The top students at my school have a lot of opportunities at semi-biglaw firms in the area, but it is much harder for them to get biglaw jobs in chicago, washington d.c., or New York.
Evening all. Looking for a few opinions here. I am a recent PharmD graduate and am currently working as a Pharmacist for a major retail pharmacy chain. I started developing an interest in law school in my last two years of pharmacy school. I am quite interested in pharmacy practice type law and have at least a passing interest in corporate representation. I am interested to see if anybody out there has looked into the PharmD/JD combination. Is there much demand out there for someone with those credentials? I also keep reading that law school ranking is important when entering the job market, does anybody know how much impact a school's ranking really has on the ability to land a decent job? I'm sure I'll have more questions later as I dig deeper into the idea of going back to school. Any insight the collective may be able to provide would be most helpful.