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colbarfran
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Dual Degrees

Postby colbarfran » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:15 pm

What is the value of getting a dual degree with your JD, and do you apply for that upfront? Getting a JD and a Law and Diplomacy masters from UVA for example, or environmental and urban planning, does that pay off in the real world?

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Re: Dual Degrees

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:17 pm

colbarfran wrote:What is the value of getting a dual degree with your JD, and do you apply for that upfront? Getting a JD and a Law and Diplomacy masters from UVA for example, or environmental and urban planning, does that pay off in the real world?


Almost no value, and no it does not pay off in the real world. The idea that more degrees make you more employable is largely a creature of those who have never experienced hiring in the real world, particularly when one of those degrees is a JD.

There are (as always) some narrow exceptions.




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