Posts by: tamaru

JD and …: Dual Degrees, Part 3

This is the last of the 3-part series on dual degrees. If you’re just tuning in, the first post was from a guest blogger who is currently doing a JD/MPH at Boston University. In the second post, I described my own experience as a JD/MALD at BU and The Fletcher School at Tufts University. For […]

JD and …: Dual Degrees, Part 2

Last month, I started a blog series on dual degrees – “JD and…”. As a dual degree student, I wanted to share with you some thoughts on the advantages/disadvantages of an “extended educational experience” as I like to call it. In the first post, guest blogger Michael Cannella, shared his experience as a JD/MPH at […]

JD and …: Dual Degrees, Part 1

Welcome to the wonderful world of dual degrees! Dual degrees are an interesting animal. You’re a lawyer and then some.  The title JD/MPH, JD/MBA, JD/MA perplexes people, perhaps unnecessarily so.  You spend an extra semester or year in school after all your friends have graduated.  So why do it? This next set of blogs is […]

I’m a specialist, and so should you.

Law is an extremely broad field. If you say that you want to go to law school because you “like law”, what does that mean exactly?  Do you like the idea of helping people navigate a complex and adversarial legal system? Do you like the more high level thinking of law helping to bring order […]

Million Dollar Question: Should I go to law school?

Over the summer I met with a group of undergrads thinking about going to law school.  And all of them had the same question – is law school the right decision for me? People choose to come to law school for all sorts of reasons.  Some of my friends watched too much Law and Order […]