High T2 Law School or Master's in Public Policy (MPP)?

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Law school or MPP Degree?

Law School (likely UMiami)
5
71%
Master's of Public Policy Degree (MPP)
2
29%
 
Total votes: 7

Potential1L2010
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High T2 Law School or Master's in Public Policy (MPP)?

Postby Potential1L2010 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:01 pm

Accepted to: Miami, WL at American and waiting on UConn.

I am very interested in public policy but also am intrigued by the possibility of working in a medium or large law firm. Somewhat scared after reading all these negative stories regarding Tier 2s (liked Miami but scared of the debt even though living expenses will be covered). Miami would probably cost me around $120K total and places very well in South Florida. That said, is law in general even worth it anymore? Would my job opportunities be any better with a law degree from Miami around class median? (hypothetical situation) , or does an MPP degree make more sense?

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DerrickRose
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Re: High T2 Law School or Master's in Public Policy (MPP)?

Postby DerrickRose » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:04 pm

What would you do with the MPP?

PoliticalJunkie
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Re: High T2 Law School or Master's in Public Policy (MPP)?

Postby PoliticalJunkie » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:07 pm

JD>>>>MPP.

After working in DC for yrs, I found that MPPs are worthless and the folks that got them rarely knew more than college kids. The best degrees for you would be a JD, MPA or an MBA. MPP's pretty much don't give you any other skill sets beyond analyzing issues and you'll get that and more with the other three aforementioned degrees plus more versatility within the job market.

Potential1L2010
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Re: High T2 Law School or Master's in Public Policy (MPP)?

Postby Potential1L2010 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:10 pm

Not totally sure what I would do...maybe lobbying/ political consultant. I'm very politically knowledgeable but I see even guys like James Carville have a law degree and not an MPP.

Potential1L2010
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Re: High T2 Law School or Master's in Public Policy (MPP)?

Postby Potential1L2010 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:13 pm

My BA is in political science so without some type of advanced degree I am practically worthless haha.

09042014
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Re: High T2 Law School or Master's in Public Policy (MPP)?

Postby 09042014 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:21 pm

Is the MPP funded or are you going to have to pay for it?




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