A. Nony Mouse wrote:Alexandria wrote:I will be surprised if there is attrition. We are simply people who know what we're getting into. It's not like we are people with only BAs who then go into a PhD program in a related or unrelated area without any experience in graduate/professional school.
Yeah, sorry, I was really going off on a tangent. I didn't mean to suggest there was any reason to expect attrition at your program in particular. (Presuming everyone has enough of a background in research to get through a dissertation process. But I come from a background where completing a dissertation in 2 years was REALLY uncommon, so I'm a little pessimistic.)
Our dissertation is either a book or three law review articles. I think most people will go the three law review article route, especially because that will fit better with legal academia and how the market works, with us going on the market the fall of our 3rd year and wanting to have something recent already published, plus at least one other nearly finished piece to use as a job talk paper. You're absolutely right that we'll have to work our asses hard to get it done in that timeframe.