PHD vs JD?

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Re: PHD vs JD?

Postby leila_g83 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:45 am

Law School it is!!!! :D

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Re: PHD vs JD?

Postby caliplaw » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:07 pm

leila_g83 wrote:I have a B.S in Insurance Management from a foreign university , after that , due to my interest in Law, I got my Masters in International Public Law from the same school with a high GPA.
Now that I am moving to the states, I have two options:
- Study for LSAT, get into a good JD law program and become a lawyer
- Go for a PHD, in a related subject like International Relations,.... and go from there
I am 31 years old and I don't know if I am too old for law school, given that the median average of applicants in good schools are around 25.
Any advice would be perfect. :)

As someone finishing their PhD, I would never ever advise someone to get a PhD unless they know exactly why they want it (there are many and varied reasons) and what they can do with it. Do not do a PhD that you don't need, or that will not dramatically further you career. Moreover, PhDs in the soft sciences take people 7+ years on a regular basis.

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