Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

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DelPiero
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Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby DelPiero » Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:59 am

Hey Guys,

I am currently a 1L at a Top 14. So I am thinking of doing a masters in Theology or some other kind of religious studies. Obviously I will be doing it after I graduate from law school. I do want to be a lawyer but I really do want to do some academic program in religious studies before I practice law (I was thinking Duke/Harvard/Yale--a challenging and rigorous program)

I was wondering will it affect my legal job search when I finish my Masters in Theology. Any other thoughts or comments are welcomed.

Thank you.

dukey
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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby dukey » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:08 am

DelPiero wrote:Hey Guys,

I am currently a 1L at a Top 14. So I am thinking of doing a masters in Theology or some other kind of religious studies. Obviously I will be doing it after I graduate from law school. I do want to be a lawyer but I really do want to do some academic program in religious studies before I practice law (I was thinking Duke/Harvard/Yale--a challenging and rigorous program)

I was wondering will it affect my legal job search when I finish my Masters in Theology. Any other thoughts or comments are welcomed.

Thank you.


yeah...you'd get a few "wth"s at least from firms.

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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby dextermorgan » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:08 am

Do they offer a Masters in Finding the Right Forum?

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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby jeremysen » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:10 am

dextermorgan wrote:Do they offer a Masters in Finding the Right Forum?


how clever.......

DelPiero
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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby DelPiero » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:13 am

Sorry. New to this thing. Did not know where to post. Any other comments?

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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby IvanFK » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:15 am

I wonder if you can take a year off in the middle to get your masters...?

DelPiero
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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby DelPiero » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:18 am

I think I would rather graduate from law school, pass the bar, and might work part-time as a lawyer for my brother (lawyer) and do the masters.

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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby alexanderhamilton » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:32 pm

I know a guy who did exactly this. He has his own practice now. Take that as you will.

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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby HyeMart » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:42 pm

there was someone in the emory book that came with the acceptance package who is doing a joint jd/mts and interned the state departments international religious freedom office...so you could use your theology background to with government policy in engaging religious communities..
or you could be a lawyer for demons like pat robertson.

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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby HyeMart » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:44 pm

if your not doing a joint degree, think about getting a job straight out of law school and doing your masters part-time at night.

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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby YourCaptain » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:03 pm

DelPiero wrote:Hey Guys,

I am currently a 1L at a Top 14. So I am thinking of doing a masters in Theology or some other kind of religious studies. Obviously I will be doing it after I graduate from law school. I do want to be a lawyer but I really do want to do some academic program in religious studies before I practice law
(I was thinking Duke/Harvard/Yale--a challenging and rigorous program)
I was wondering will it affect my legal job search when I finish my Masters in Theology. Any other thoughts or comments are welcomed.

Thank you.


Horrendous anti-Chicago trolling.

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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby 09042014 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:07 pm

You got to get a job eventually son. Reading the bible is free.

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Re: Masters in Theology AFTER Law School

Postby antiochus3 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:13 pm

I'm currently finishing up a masters in theology at one of the "challenging and rigorous" programs you mention and will be attending a T14 law school in the fall. I can't speak to how employers would view doing the masters after law school (I imagine it might cause confusion), but feel free to PM if you want to know more about my program.




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