awesome jon!this is a great cycle for you! some tough decison ahead what an amazing problem to have! CONGRATS!
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Latinlord,The easy answer to your question is; yes, no, maybe. Itís been awhile since I looked at other programs. I seem to remember most that I saw did not let you use MLS credits towards the JD. Meaning you would have to re-take those classes in a JD program. And that makes sense because youíre getting a degree when you graduate; you canít double count credits when youíre also getting a degree for them. But at a lot of programs, like mine, all you can take is elective classes anyway. I could choose from like 35 classes that dealt with natural resource law. If the program was business law MLS you could choose from electives in that area from that school (each school that offers the degree will likely have MLS/LLM degrees tailored to what they specialize in).There are a few that require you to take doctrinal courses (doctrinal course are the first year law classes, Torts, Contracts, Civ Pro etc.) Those I would avoid, because you will have to take them again in the JD. I would look for programs that allow you to just take elective or upper level law classes. So here is how it worked out for me. After 24 credits I got a degree from the law school; a Master of Resource Law Studies. I basically took 8 classes specializing in environmental and water law. So I got a Masters degree in one year (where else can you do that?). But I canít double count those because I have this HUGE diploma on my wall (law school diplomas are like twice the size of UG ones, itís an ego thing I think). But now that I am in the JD program, I donít have to worry about electives in natural resource law, because I have taken most of them. I can now use the elective credits I would have had to use in the JD program on natural resources on something else instead, like specialized classes in real estate law, or taking more ďbar coursesĒ. Itís basically like getting an extra year of law school to specialize in some legal field. So when youíre all done, youíll have both a Masters in law, and a JD, and firms love extra credentials they can put next to your name on the webpage . Does that make sense?If you find some programs youíre interested in post the links here and Iíll be glad to take a look at them and see how their program compares to mine.
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honorary fellow LSD rodent.