Environmental Law?

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jebersol
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Environmental Law?

Postby jebersol » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:26 pm

My question is how does a dual degree JD/MEM (masters of environmental management) from Vermont Law and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies stack up for a job against a JD applicant from a T-14 school? In this situation does the combined Yale FES and VLS education, network, and name place an applicant for an environmental law related job on equal ground to a T-14?

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Re: Environmental Law?

Postby spleenworship » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:36 pm

jebersol wrote:My question is how does a dual degree JD/MEM (masters of environmental management) from Vermont Law and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies stack up for a job against a JD applicant from a T-14 school? In this situation does the combined Yale FES and VLS education, network, and name place an applicant for an environmental law related job on equal ground to a T-14?



It isn't nearly as good. And you wouldn't be on equal ground.

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Re: Environmental Law?

Postby Br3v » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:39 pm

jebersol wrote:My question is how does a dual degree JD/MEM (masters of environmental management) from Vermont Law and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies stack up for a job against a JD applicant from a T-14 school? In this situation does the combined Yale FES and VLS education, network, and name place an applicant for an environmental law related job on equal ground to a T-14?


specialization programs really do not matter in LS. But having any degree from Yale probably doesn't hurt ones chances at getting a job. If you want to go law though, kill LSAT and get into best school for $ you can

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Re: Environmental Law?

Postby jebersol » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:11 pm

What about considering consulting work in addition to law?

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Re: Environmental Law?

Postby Redamon1 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:28 pm

I worked in the field of environmental policy for 5 years in DC and I've come across many T14 grads but not VLS. Yale MEM grads are also present and well respected but they are not in legal jobs from what I can see, and I don't know if the VLS add-on will be sufficient. Not sure.

I would say it's an interesting back up plan if you can't get into a better LS. Retake if you can, and get into T14. Several top law schools are flexible enough to let you do an MEM at their school or at Yale, if that's what you're after.

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Re: Environmental Law?

Postby jebersol » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:08 pm

Redamon1 wrote:I worked in the field of environmental policy for 5 years in DC and I've come across many T14 grads but not VLS. Yale MEM grads are also present and well respected but they are not in legal jobs from what I can see, and I don't know if the VLS add-on will be sufficient. Not sure.

I would say it's an interesting back up plan if you can't get into a better LS. Retake if you can, and get into T14. Several top law schools are flexible enough to let you do an MEM at their school or at Yale, if that's what you're after.


Thank you for the insights of experience! :D




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