JD/PhD Advice - legal academia?

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JD/PhD Advice - legal academia?

Postby sonyvaio18 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:37 pm


I was curious if there were any posters who know or are pursuing a JD/PhD with the intention of becoming a legal academic. Was curious if you could provide any resources, advice, pointers on what you would do differently. Thanks!

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Re: JD/PhD Advice - legal academia?

Postby Doorkeeper » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:25 pm

1. Go to HYS for the JD.
2. Become friendly with faculty at the school in the subject that you want to write in.
3. Write 1-2 full papers while in law school.
4. Clerk at a circuit if you can.
5. Do the PhD in something relevant to law (econ, philosophy, history, poli sci, etc).

Happy to answer any specific questions.

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