Has anyone gotten accepted to Emory's new J.M. program?

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Has anyone gotten accepted to Emory's new J.M. program?

Postby joshzpate » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:03 pm

Emory's new J.M. program begins it's first year in the fall, anyone going?

http://www.law.emory.edu/academics/jm-program/

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Re: Has anyone gotten accepted to Emory's new J.M. program?

Postby Kikero » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:10 pm

I know absolutely nothing about this degree, but the fact that it is called "Juris Master" makes me suspicious.

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Re: Has anyone gotten accepted to Emory's new J.M. program?

Postby abc12345675 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:13 pm

joshzpate wrote:Emory's new J.M. program begins it's first year in the fall, anyone going?

http://www.law.emory.edu/academics/jm-program/


Sounds like a money making operation to me.

So you're going to put on your resume "Emory, J.M."? The person looking at it is going to think 1 of 2 things : "What's a J.M."? or "This person doesn't even know the name of his own degree."

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Re: Has anyone gotten accepted to Emory's new J.M. program?

Postby top30man » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:14 pm

Pitt has a similar masters. The one guy I know who did it didn't get any real employment boost.

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Re: Has anyone gotten accepted to Emory's new J.M. program?

Postby joshzpate » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:05 pm

top30man wrote:Pitt has a similar masters. The one guy I know who did it didn't get any real employment boost.


I have been interested in journalism for a long time and I have professional experience and possibly a full-time job in the mix. I was wondering if this would benefit me in the long run > http://www.law.emory.edu/academics/jm-p ... tions.html

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Re: Has anyone gotten accepted to Emory's new J.M. program?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:17 pm

This looks like a program that isn't meant for people who want to practice law, but just for people that think a greater understanding of the law will benefit their current career in their current profession.

It also looks like a huge money grab.

To me, it seems like the law school is teaching non-lawyers how to get by without lawyers. This is dangerous for two reasons. It'll further hurt career prospects for lawyers (minimally unless these programs catch on), and it'll give someone just enough knowledge to really get into trouble.




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