JD/ Master in accounting

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droges
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JD/ Master in accounting

Postby droges » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:38 pm

I'm a 1L at a top 25 law school and was curious if anyone has any opinion on a joint JD/MSA. Thanks

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nealric
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Re: JD/ Master in accounting

Postby nealric » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:16 pm

Seems pretty pointless to me. Do you want to be an accountant or a lawyer?

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Pato_09
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Re: JD/ Master in accounting

Postby Pato_09 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:30 pm

If you want to be a tax lawyer, and want a masters degree, get a LLM in Tax, preferably from NYU or Georgetown.

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Re: JD/ Master in accounting

Postby Pato_09 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:33 pm

Also, if you want to work in Big Law, a JD/Master in Acct. would probably be a red flag for employers, since they do not know if you really want to be a lawyer.

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Re: JD/ Master in accounting

Postby droges » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:53 pm

The reason for the MSA would be as a supplement to the JD. I am interested in corporate/tax/financial law and thought it would give me specific analytic and financial skills with regard to that area that I don't have now. Not sure I buy the whole argument that it could be a red flag. If I was really interested in being an accountant there would be no reason to attend law school whereas the MSA provides additional analytic and financial skills.

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Re: JD/ Master in accounting

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:55 pm

Not necessary. If you want tax, find an employer willing to pay for an LLM.

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Re: JD/ Master in accounting

Postby zonto » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:57 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:Not necessary. If you want tax, find an employer willing to pay for an LLM.


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Re: JD/ Master in accounting

Postby droges » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:42 am

Another reason was my concern about the job market coming out of law school. At least with an MSA I could probably find some sort of accounting position and not be an unemployed lawyer.




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