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js4844
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JD/CPA

Postby js4844 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:05 pm

I am currently an auditor at a big 4 public accounting been here 4 years. Considering going to law school at night program, T2 in Philly. Wanted thoughts on combining the two (CPA/JD), improve my job prospects?

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nutella3000
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Re: JD/CPA

Postby nutella3000 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:29 pm

From what I've read, a CPA will be useful insofar as it shows previous work experience and an inclination towards tax law.

But a CPA is largely irrelevant in the actual practice of tax law. For that, most people get a part-time LLM in tax law.

And as for the T2, well... Aim higher.

js4844
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Re: JD/CPA

Postby js4844 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:44 pm

Got into the best night program in the city of Philly, as I am trying to keep some sort of employment while in school, T1 probably will not work. Wanted to see if anyone knew of night school success stories possibly with big four background.

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Re: JD/CPA

Postby de5igual » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:51 pm

js4844 wrote:I am currently an auditor at a big 4 public accounting been here 4 years. Considering going to law school at night program, T2 in Philly. Wanted thoughts on combining the two (CPA/JD), improve my job prospects?


What are your goals?

Your employment prospects as an audit manager at a Big4 (just wait it out another 2 years) will probably be better than most law jobs, certainly the ones obtainable from a T2. Even if you get into a T14, I'd think long and hard before you commit yourself to more debt. If you're sure you want to be a lawyer and can get into a good school, having a CPA and work experience gives you a nice bump for transactional work.

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Re: JD/CPA

Postby lobolawyer » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:55 pm

It'll help a lot if you're interested in estate planning or in working in wealth management.




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