What/where can you teach with a JD?

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SarahKerrigan
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What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby SarahKerrigan » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:51 pm

I was curious what/where are you limited to teaching with a JD? i had a professor back in community college who held a JD and taught Business Law, so this kind of sparked my interest.

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby jamesireland » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:55 pm

My poli sci professor at community college had a JD as his only graduate degree - but he was only an adjunct.

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby Yeshia90 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:56 pm

A professor at my T50 undergrad teaches Law of Mass Communications (1st Amendment Law, basically), and runs a center at the school to that end, but he was also a journalist before law school and worked on first amendment issues before teaching.

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby 071816 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:06 pm

I had three professors with JDs at my undergrad. One was a con law professor at a local law school who taught law related political science classes at my school as a visiting professor, one was a practicing attorney who was a visiting professor, and the third had a JD/PhD and used to work at a big firm, but hated it and is now using his PhD to teach history, law, and sociology classes.

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:10 pm

Tax law & accounting courses. Also employee benefits courses for both college courses & professional designations. Debate & litigation.

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby thelawyler » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:17 pm

I have no proof but I will venture to say that it is probably extremely hard to land one of these positions with merely a JD. You will need something else to make it work (another degree, work experience, etc)

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:19 pm

Depends upon the school. Some pay trivial amounts for adjuncts.

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby Danteshek » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:11 pm

You could probably teach history or government in a prep school.

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby Tom Joad » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:23 pm

I had a prof with a JD/Ph. D in Poli Sci and he taught Con Law. and a few other Poli Sci classes. He never practiced and just taught right after getting his degrees. He was a badass too so it is smart to be like him. I had an adjunct who was the county attorney too for a Criminal Law class. Fun guy as well.

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby AlexanderSupertramp » Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:09 pm

I had three professors in ug who had JDs. One taught Con Law, one taught Juv. Delinquency plus a few other criminal justice courses that I didn't take, and the third taught African American history but he also had a PhD in Sociology.

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby dailygrind » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:57 pm

I've got a friend whose HS government teacher had a JD. TBH I'd probably rather do that than be an adjunct or prof. at a CC.

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby fltanglab » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:10 pm

dailygrind wrote:I've got a friend whose HS government teacher had a JD. TBH I'd probably rather do that than be an adjunct or prof. at a CC.


I also had a HS government teacher who had a JD!

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Re: What/where can you teach with a JD?

Postby fatpeopleavenger » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:00 am

I had 2 professors with JDs. 1 graduated from Columbia Law but he didn't want to be a lawyer. He came to this conclusion during his law school years. He is teaching history. Another graduated from Chicago and was a lawyer for few years (also wrote LSAT questions for couple of years). He is now teaching Shakespeare literature.




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