Tursion wrote:rad law wrote:Tursion wrote:Oh and one more thing (I'm really sorry I keep reposting), I just didn't think this would make a difference in admissions but I see others posting it too, so I guess I should throw it out there.
I'm applying to joint JD/Masters programs (Masters in Public Policy or Int'l Relations) as well to almost all of the schools I've listed. They are two entirely separate app processes, and I believe they don't affect admit decisions...or do they?
Why do you want this JD?
I don't know if this is TMI but I think both degrees are integral to the work I want to do. I want to ideally work at some place like the UN in the hopes of reform and with the ultimate goal of assisting developing nations. So the JD can give me a crucial understanding of the legal system of functioning democracies like the United States, while the Masters hones in on the field I want to actually work in. If anything I only want to practice law for the first part of my career, but it's definitely not what I'd like to do my entire life.
People who get these jobs are the HYSCCN kids and there aren't enough for everyone who wants them. If you want to assist developing nations and whatnot, a JD is probably not the best way to do this. Seriously. It's not worth getting a JD for the "understanding" alone if law is not your passion. You're not gonna get that much "understanding" anyway.