Finally.. ITJD is back..

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ITJD, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. ITJD

    ITJD Active Member

    Correct. It wasn't an emotional post.
  2. 03310151

    03310151 New Member

    From one banned member to another. Welcome to the club and welcome back.
  3. ITJD

    ITJD Active Member

    Short notice that I'm back to posting after having an educational epiphany and pulling out of WGU for a second program before it fully started.

    Second Masters before first Doctorate at age 38 seems stupid in retrospect. Will be around and posting occasionally until I find the doctoral program that works for me.

  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Good to see your return. What are you looking for in a program?
  5. ITJD

    ITJD Active Member

    To be honest Randell, I'm unsure at this point.

    I feel a need to add a legal education/skills but I'm not paying 40k per year for a first law degree. I've also got an aversion to non-ABA programs due to lack of utility if I want to eventually practice law.

    I feel the need to get a PhD or other doctoral degree in order to be taken seriously for full time academic positions but I'm not necessarily interested in Capella or Phoenix because I'm not interested in racking up 100k in debt for an online program.

    Ideally, it'd be land based with distance options with significant stipend options or low overall tuition and not something that screams "weak program". You know.. exactly what everyone else wants
  6. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    So you want a free or near free Ivy league education...maybe even one you can do from home is you want and they throw you a few grand a month to help with expenses. Got it :veryhappy:

    Well, have you considered Valdosta DPA? Does not meet all the above but pretty darn good stuff.
  7. ITJD

    ITJD Active Member

    Yup :)

    I'll check it out.
  8. AUTiger00

    AUTiger00 New Member

    I know you mentioned you live up by the NH state line, but isn't the new law school at UMass-Dartmoth ABA accredited? 3 credits is just a bit over $500 for Massholes. That commute would be brutal, even from the city, but it would get you that legal education.
  9. major56

    major56 Active Member

    UMass-Dartmouth Law School is not ABA accredited; does hold regional (NEASC) accreditation. Nonetheless, graduates of UMass-Dartmouth Law are eligible to take the bar examination in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

    About - UMass Dartmouth
  10. ITJD

    ITJD Active Member

    Yeah, and to be fair, MSLAW (Massachusetts School of Law at Andover) is cheaper, non-ABA accredited and will allow to sit the bar.. with the added benefit of being 20 minutes from my house.

    Problem is I know no one who graduates that school who gets gigs anywhere but by putting up their own shingle.. but it would serve the legal purpose if it was to be a second to last degree program.

    At present I'm in a funk. Probably best to take a few months off and just let things congeal. New job starting in a week.

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