Can someone explain the application process to me? It seems that all the joint programs start with focusing completely on law school in the first year, then phase in the other program. Do you wait until completing the first year before applying?
Can anyone explain what these programs are like?
generally with MPA and MPP joint degree programs you can either apply to the policy school during your first year of law school, or apply to both at the beginning, in which case you can often start at either school.
I've taken the latter route, so I've heard back from both law and policy schools this cycle. I've requested a deferment at the policy school so I can do my first year at the law school.
I'd be happy to answer any other questions that I can (though keep in mind that I haven't actually started a program yet, just done all the applying).