Law/Urban Planning Chance Me

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lolcats95
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Law/Urban Planning Chance Me

Postby lolcats95 » Mon May 11, 2015 2:21 pm

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OhBoyOhBortles
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Re: Law/Urban Planning Chance Me

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Mon May 11, 2015 2:52 pm

You'll likely have a lot of success in the admissions process. A lot of t14 scholarships, likely some fulls, and a good shot at HYS as well. However, I think you should definitely take some time to decide what it is you want to do. If you want to do Urban Planning, pursue that. If you want to be an attorney, go to law school. I don't think there is going to much utility at all in the dual degree.

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Re: Law/Urban Planning Chance Me

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon May 11, 2015 3:01 pm

As for your chances of admission, I may be wrong, but I think it might be illegal for any law school to deny you admission.

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Re: Law/Urban Planning Chance Me

Postby usn26 » Mon May 11, 2015 4:39 pm

You'll be fine.

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Re: Law/Urban Planning Chance Me

Postby KMart » Mon May 11, 2015 4:45 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:As for your chances of admission, I may be wrong, but I think it might be illegal for any law school to deny you admission.

:lol:

OP, you'll do great. Good job. Blanket the T14; you should really have a great, great cycle.

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Re: Law/Urban Planning Chance Me

Postby jbagelboy » Mon May 11, 2015 5:54 pm

MA or PhD in urban planning?

You won't have trouble on the JD end, or with an unfunded masters. For a funded PhD in urban planning, you never know; competition is fierce (like <3% acceptance at top programs) and URM/LSAT won't help you. Depends on the quality of your references, faculty connections, and research proposal.

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Re: Law/Urban Planning Chance Me

Postby lolcats95 » Mon May 11, 2015 7:57 pm

jbagelboy wrote:MA or PhD in urban planning?

You won't have trouble on the JD end, or with an unfunded masters. For a funded PhD in urban planning, you never know; competition is fierce (like <3% acceptance at top programs) and URM/LSAT won't help you. Depends on the quality of your references, faculty connections, and research proposal.


I would be getting a masters in urban planning. I haven't taken the GRE yet, but I developed a relationship with a professor in the department of urban and regional studies at Cornell, which is considered the top program for urban planning in the country.

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Re: Law/Urban Planning Chance Me

Postby Broncos15 » Mon May 11, 2015 9:06 pm

GRE is a piece of cake next to LSAT

You'll be fine

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Re: Law/Urban Planning Chance Me

Postby blsingindisguise » Mon May 11, 2015 11:11 pm

I second considering what you really want to do and why you think you need a combo JD/planning degree to do it. Jobs that really combine the two will be rare and hard to come by, and also probably mostly in non-profits (read: low pay).




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