r6_philly wrote: src42 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I don't see you guys in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=139067
Eh, I'm more of a stalker than a poster. Plus, there are enough people in that thread who think they know what they're talking about.
So who's right? (Just for entertainment purposes)
Well, it seems that there are a couple different discussions going on in that thread. The first one is whether it's better to go to a school with a highly ranked environmental program over a more highly ranked school that doesn't have a strong environmental program. It'd be pretty moronic to choose, say, Lewis & Clark over Duke for environmental law. However, I can see why it might make sense to pick Berkeley over U Chicago.
The other discussion is whether it's better to get an M.P.P/M.P.A. than a JD to do policy/non-profit work in the environmental sector. There is no right answer there. I have an M.P.P. and have been able to find great work doing policy analysis in renewable energy. But plenty of people can't find anything, and I think, all things being equal, a JD will have a leg up on a kid with an M.P.P. However, the opportunity cost of the extra year in school plus the higher cost of attendance might make the advantage go away. I am only doing law school because I want to be a lawyer, not because my M.P.P. hasn't been sufficient.