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Master's Degree then Law School for JD?

123365123365 81 replies44 threads Junior Member
I was curious if I could get a master's degree then go to law school, or would law schools just accept your bachelor's degree?
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  • collegemom3717collegemom3717 8275 replies87 threads Senior Member
    ...Undergrad -> Law School is the normal route. No Masters needed or expected.

    But: what happened to PT / OT / speech therapy or health administration?

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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 25340 replies21 threads Senior Member
    There are some MBA/JD combo programs that take 4 years.
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  • PublisherPublisher 12074 replies164 threads Senior Member
    Law school admissions will consider your masters degree as a part of your law school application, but your GPA considered by law schools and calculated by LSDAS will be based on only your undergraduate course grades.
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  • tkoparenttkoparent 534 replies12 threads Member
    If I understand your question correctly, there is no need to do a masters program before applying to law school. The usual path is directly from college to law school. Masters programs in law are generally used for international students or for specialized post-JD programs like tax (at NYU, for example).
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  • happymomof1happymomof1 30999 replies199 threads Senior Member
    Yes, you can complete a master or doctoral program in another field and later go to law school. For some career pathways that is routine, such as people headed into patent law who need expertise in the technical field that they will practice in.
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  • 123365123365 81 replies44 threads Junior Member
    I am considering different career paths right now!
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  • melvin123melvin123 1945 replies34 threads Senior Member
    I’m not sure what year you are, but It would be really good for you to get a job as a paralegal or summer internship in a law firm so you would have some exposure before you decide to commit to three additional years of school and potentially large amounts of debt.
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