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ag912
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Dual Degree Programs

Postby ag912 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:12 pm

Hi,

I was looking to apply to a dual degree program which included a masters in international comparative law. I realize that the dual-degree programs are highly competitive and I am worried about my admissions into that law school anyways. If I was to get rejected from the Dual Degree program would they then refer me to their regular law school or would I be taken out of the pool of applicants altogether?

Thanks in advance!

JD2014
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Re: Dual Degree Programs

Postby JD2014 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:21 pm

You would have to tell us what law school it is that you're planning on applying to, so that someone can call up the school's admissions office and ask them for you.

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Re: Dual Degree Programs

Postby awahoya » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:25 pm

ag912 wrote:Hi,

I was looking to apply to a dual degree program which included a masters in international comparative law. I realize that the dual-degree programs are highly competitive and I am worried about my admissions into that law school anyways. If I was to get rejected from the Dual Degree program would they then refer me to their regular law school or would I be taken out of the pool of applicants altogether?

Thanks in advance!


For the programs I applied to, admission to the dual degree program was contingent on being accepted to both the law and MA program seperately- this meant that (at least in the case of some schools) the admissions decision for one should have little bearing on the other.

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Re: Dual Degree Programs

Postby JDndMSW » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:00 am

awahoya wrote:
ag912 wrote:Hi,

I was looking to apply to a dual degree program which included a masters in international comparative law. I realize that the dual-degree programs are highly competitive and I am worried about my admissions into that law school anyways. If I was to get rejected from the Dual Degree program would they then refer me to their regular law school or would I be taken out of the pool of applicants altogether?

Thanks in advance!


For the programs I applied to, admission to the dual degree program was contingent on being accepted to both the law and MA program seperately- this meant that (at least in the case of some schools) the admissions decision for one should have little bearing on the other.


I've been looking at many different dual programs (Masters of Social Work) and from my memory every single one of them you apply separately to each school. Which is going to be very annoying and costly.

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Re: Dual Degree Programs

Postby JD2014 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:34 am

Which is going to be very annoying and costly.


You should confirm that schools want simultaneous applications. I considered a JD/MBA, and most schools would want you to do 1L uninterrupted, then apply for the MBA program during 1L and take the mix of JD/MBA courses during years 2, 3 and 4, so you would send out 10 or 20 law school apps, but only 1 business school app. Since a masters of social work is probably also a 2 year program, it may run on the same schedule.




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