Masters for academia

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bluedvl
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Masters for academia

Postby bluedvl » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:40 pm

Would getting a masters in econ before law school help if my goal is academia?
I've seen a lot about phds but not much about masters

lawfields
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Re: Masters for academia

Postby lawfields » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:18 pm

I'd like to know this too.
Have a clinical/forensic psych masters. There's a lot of JD-PhD programs in that field that I'm sure want a JD and PhD but in terms of "regular" law schools?

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mattviphky
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Re: Masters for academia

Postby mattviphky » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:25 am

I would think an LLM would be the preferred masters for academia...but im not sure

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Re: Masters for academia

Postby bdubs » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:34 am

Probably not. The few people you can find who are teaching with a masters in econ probably started in the doctorate program but failed to finish. Terminal masters degrees in economics are not common in academia.

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Re: Masters for academia

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:03 am

It couldn't hurt your chances, but a Ph.D would be better. An LLM would also be more useful, particularly in tax.

Essentially, don't get a masters in economics to help you with getting a job in academia unless you have enough money to stay in school (get enough degrees) to get you there. I know more than a handful of law professors with 5 degrees (BA/BS, MA/MS/MDiv, JD, LLM, Ph.D, or any combination).

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Re: Masters for academia

Postby nealric » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:59 pm

I would think an LLM would be the preferred masters for academia...but im not sure


Only in tax.




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