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going to 2 different grad schools

Postby birD » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:30 pm

I was just wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to go to law school part time at night and get a masters from a different graduate school during the day. Crazy question, I know, but something I'm really interested in doing...

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby kalvano » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:32 pm

Wouldn't it be easier just to put a gun to your head?

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby CMDantes » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:33 pm

kalvano wrote:Wouldn't it be easier just to put a gun to your head?


+1

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby birD » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:40 pm

point taken, but the question is is it actually possible?

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby 270910 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:41 pm

birD wrote:point taken, but the question is is it actually possible?


No. And it would be extraordinarily stupid even if it were.

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby birD » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:57 pm

No. And it would be extraordinarily stupid even if it were.


why? if you went part time night to law school I don't see how it's that unreasonable to take a masters class or two during the day. I want a masters in American Studies so I doubt it's going to be that difficult getting that work done.

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby 270910 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:04 pm

birD wrote:
No. And it would be extraordinarily stupid even if it were.


why? if you went part time night to law school I don't see how it's that unreasonable to take a masters class or two during the day. I want a masters in American Studies so I doubt it's going to be that difficult getting that work done.


Because... oh my goodness, this gets exhausting. Forgive me if I'm overly curt, but any extra degree won't help your employment prospects. Your first year of law school is the most physically and mentally draining conceivable process, and voluntarily piling more debt and difficulty on top of it is just not smart.

If you really want a masters, go back for it. Law school is a 24/7 mental commitment and you need to give it your all, especially first year - since so much rides on it. Add to that the fact that masters degrees are basically completely worthless outside of personal educational value, and it would be actively negative to try and do it with your JD.

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby D. H2Oman » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:11 pm

Chocolate cake.

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby birD » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:12 pm

but after law school I'm just going back to my home town and working for my mom who is already an established lawyer so it really doesn't matter how good I do in law school or if the masters is pointless. I want the masters not for more employment prospects but because it is my true passion and what I'd like to do with the rest of my life - possibly write books in American studies or teach.

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby 270910 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:17 pm

birD wrote:but after law school I'm just going back to my home town and working for my mom who is already an established lawyer so it really doesn't matter how good I do in law school or if the masters is pointless. I want the masters not for more employment prospects but because it is my true passion and what I'd like to do with the rest of my life - possibly write books in American studies or teach.


I don't even know what to do with this. Enjoy your life, and I hope it works out for you whatever you pick!

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby birD » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:18 pm

I don't even know what to do with this.



haha me neither, thanks for indulging me none the less

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby cLams » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:19 pm

Find a school that has a J.D./M.A. program in American Studies. If you can't find a J.D./M.A., then complete an accelerated masters program after law school. It will take you just as much time. Otherwise, I think it would be a horrible idea to enroll in 2 part-time programs. It's a waste of time and money, and you'll likely perform poorly in both.

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby Xnegd » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:19 pm

birD wrote:I was just wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to go to law school part time at night and get a masters from a different graduate school during the day. Crazy question, I know, but something I'm really interested in doing...


Yes, some school allow this; however they usually require you to keep pace with a certain performance/gpa to make sure you're handling it well.

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby UF Gators » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:13 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:Chocolate cake.

Want!

I think this is a horrible idea OP, your life will be hell. Look for a solid combined program at one school.

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Re: going to 2 different grad schools

Postby Kiersten1985 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:17 pm

cLams wrote:Find a school that has a J.D./M.A. program in American Studies. If you can't find a J.D./M.A., then complete an accelerated masters program after law school. It will take you just as much time. Otherwise, I think it would be a horrible idea to enroll in 2 part-time programs. It's a waste of time and money, and you'll likely perform poorly in both.


This.

When are you planning on actually studying, btw, if you're taking classes during the day and at night?




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