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john1990
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JD preffered employment

Postby john1990 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:21 am

What legal work is available to you if you have a law degree but cannot pass the bar. Which positions would become available which would not be an option with a prelaw undergraduate degree.

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Re: JD preffered employment

Postby JohannDeMann » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:49 am

Banks and insurance companies have a ton of compliance positions that are JD preferred but won't car if you are licensed or not. While you don't need a legal education to get hired, it certainly helps.

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Re: JD preffered employment

Postby jarofsoup » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:05 pm

Some consulting positions. Some times having a JD has you come in at a pay bump.

There are some public policy positions where it helps. But it is by no means required.

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Re: JD preffered employment

Postby Okie Dokie » Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:11 pm

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Re: JD preffered employment

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:05 pm

JohannDeMann wrote:Banks and insurance companies have a ton of compliance positions that are JD preferred but won't car if you are licensed or not. While you don't need a legal education to get hired, it certainly helps.


I'm a JD/MBA student so am applying for banking internships, and a lot of those positions mention that JD candidates are eligible to apply.

I previously worked at a top restructuring firm, and we had a number of lawyers. HTH.




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