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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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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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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)
- Tom Joad
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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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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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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.