Value of an Executive JD Degree

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by newsongs, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. jonlevy

    jonlevy Member

    Concord is regionally accredited; so the Executive JD is approximately equivalent to an accredited MSLS - though having instructed in the MSLS program at Kaplan, I'd say the Concord Executive JD is far more rigorous . But a non accredited JD ( without ABA or state accreditation) without a bar license is of questionnable utility.
  2. jonlevy

    jonlevy Member

    If they do not pass the bar, ultimately that non accredited distance learnig JD won't do much for them careerwise. A MSLS would have a leg up getting a job at a law firm as a paralegal and the JD is not as useful as a MBA or even a MPA. And as I said before based on personal experience, most employers and governmet offices won't take a chance on the holder of a non accredited law degree, bar license or not. They want a ABA degree or in California, a state accredited one. You can however set up in practice on your own.
  3. Anthiony12W

    Anthiony12W New Member

    This is a good degree, but only for those who understand what they are going to do with it. If you live off of loans - this is stupid. During my college time, I provided college papers help to students. I worked a lot at as I needed to repay those small loans that I took. And you also need to understand in which particular branch of jurisprudence you will work so as not to waste your time in college, remaining after graduation with a bunch of loans.
  4. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    Hard disagree here. JDs are increasingly becoming more common outside of the legal profession and the JD is often seen as a cut above the MBA. This is largely due to the proliferation of MBA programs. Obviously, an MBA from Stanford is going to serve someone better than a JD from Cooley if they were applying, for example, to a role in HR or purchasing etc. But a JD from even the lowliest of law schools is an exotic treat compared to MBAs from schools that, 10 years ago, barely had an undergraduate business program.

    When everyone is wearing black socks even navy blue socks seem exotic and eye popping.

    Besides, outside of the legal profession, most employers really don't care about bar admission. We have no fewer than 3 non-attorney JDs at my company. One is licensed in their former state of residence and the other two were never admitted. We don't care. They don't need the degree for the jobs they have. When you have a degree that isn't necessary it is generally going to range from neutral to positive. The JD, at present, trends positive especially in any job where a law degree can even remotely be justified as being relevant. HR is one such area. Purchasing or contract administration is another. Even finance (with the right additional background).
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  5. sideman

    sideman Active Member

    And another bonus is that you don't have to pay a "staff attorney" to do the smaller legal jobs, when someone else with a law degree can perform those same jobs adequately.
    SteveFoerster and chrisjm18 like this.

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