J.D.M.A. and J.D./Ph.D. Programs
The J.D./M.A. and J.D./Ph.D. degree programs are designed for students who wish to prepare themselves intensively for careers in areas relating to both law and economics. Student interested in either joint degree program must apply and gain entrance separately to the School of Law and the Department of Economics and, as an additional step, must secure permission from both academic units to pursue degrees in those units as part of a joint degree program. Interest in either joint degree program should be noted on the student's admission applications and may be considered by the admission committee of each program. Alternatively, an enrolled student in either the Law School or the Economics Department may apply for admission to the other program and for joint degree status in both academic units after commencing study in either program.
This doesn't indicate if it's an easier or not to get in to the Econ Dept after you're enrolled. I'm going to actively be asking about this during ASW. If anyone gets any additional information in the meantime, please pm me!
One of the panel discussions is on joint degrees (although I think you have to skip the career services and financial aid panels for it) - so hopefully they will have all the answers for us there!