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Joint JD/MPP

Joint JD/MPP
« on: June 28, 2011, 07:54:02 PM »
hi everyone, not sure if this is the right forum to be asking, but i was wondering what everyone thought about pursuing a joint JD/MPP career. here's a rough idea of what i want to do with my life.

graduate JD/MPP program, work as a district attorney, then work as a lobbyist or in political advocacy, move into private sector, get PhD, teach as a professor on tenure .

i always thought that the MPP would be useful for giving me topic-specific academic knowledge and maybe the interdisciplinary background that would make me more competitive for jobs in the future.

is my reasoning flawed? i've researched that a lot of people don't think its worth the time or effort but i'd like to know what everyone else thinks or if anyone has had any experience with other joint degree candidates or graduates.