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Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby SECLAW23 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:06 pm

Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows if you can pursue a joint Ph.D in Economics and a JD at George Mason - I cannot find any info on it on the website. Would it be possible to be working on a Ph. D at Mason and be in the Part time JD program at Georgetown? Any and all advice about JD PhD in Econ would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby bdubs » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:19 am

What are your career goals? If you are interested in teaching then it could prove to be useful, although I would be very careful about which schools you select for each program (the academic market tends to be very snobby).

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby SECLAW23 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:03 pm

I want to practice law, but I also want to research & publish. Not really looking to be a prof.

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby bdubs » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:58 pm

Within legal publications there doesn't seem to be much of a stigma attached to just having a JD and not a Doctor of Laws degree. So if you want to publish in the legal field, you will just need to put in some hard work and make the right connections. I wouldn't bother getting a PhD in econ in that instance.

If you want to publish in economics journals it may be more difficult. I am not sure exactly why you would want to publish in economics journals without being a professor or in a similar position (think tank, etc..) though. Finding a coauthor as a "hobby" economist would be difficult.

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby canuck996 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:36 pm

I know Vanderbilt has a JD/Econ PhD program, but I was under the impression that Vandy was the only one offering the program. Obviously, I could be wrong on that, and maybe it is just that Vandy was the first...

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby GoldenGloves » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:35 pm

I'm pretty sure GMU only offers an Llm in law & economics; don't believe they offer a joint program like Vandy.

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:24 am

Some schools let you cross enroll in other departments which can help you pick up any deficiencies in your understanding of economics. All you'd really need beyond an undergrad level econ to publishing some law and econ oriented work would be a core micro and econometrics course at the graduate level. I guess a little more might be helpful, especially for academic economists to take you seriously (lol at that). Still, you could absolutely teach yourself to a grad level with the just very basics from core mico and econometrics classes taken formally.

Check out Vandy's Law and Econ's Journal to get an idea. http://law.vanderbilt.edu/academics/aca ... index.aspx
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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby FishOil » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:25 am

University of Chicago?

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:31 am

FishOil wrote:University of Chicago?


It is much, much easier to get into Yale Law than it is to get into Chicago Econ.

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby FishOil » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:34 am

^ lol damn. Then JD/Economics

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:38 am

I think Alabama has a six year jd/phd in economics.

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby St.Remy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:47 am

AreJay711 wrote:
FishOil wrote:University of Chicago?


It is much, much easier to get into Yale Law than it is to get into Chicago Econ.


Yeah, basically imagine if Yale Law only took 25-35 people per year. One of the rare things that makes me glad I'm interested in Law School.

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby FishOil » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:51 am

Yeah, basically imagine if Yale Law only took 25-35 people per year. One of the rare things that makes me glad I'm interested in Law School.


You mean you are not in it for the great job prospects and JD diversity? Not even for International Law? Then it must be for the insane amount of money that all lawyers make ;)

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby ResolutePear » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:57 am

FishOil wrote:
Yeah, basically imagine if Yale Law only took 25-35 people per year. One of the rare things that makes me glad I'm interested in Law School.


You mean you are not in it for the great job prospects and JD diversity? Not even for International Law? Then it must be for the insane amount of money that all lawyers make ;)

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby FishOil » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:07 am

^^ I hate you RS lol My Attempts at Humor

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Re: Economics Ph D. and JD

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:19 am

FishOil wrote:
Yeah, basically imagine if Yale Law only took 25-35 people per year. One of the rare things that makes me glad I'm interested in Law School.


You mean you are not in it for the great job prospects and JD diversity? Not even for International Law? Then it must be for the insane amount of money that all lawyers make ;)

As a complete side note: I actually talked to a partner in the international division at a big firm in NYC. He said the international law does exist... for graduates of Harvard, Yale, and a few from NYU.




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