I'm finishing up Law School at Boston College and unfortunately took until I was 27 to realize my calling to do urban planning, specifically parks development in the urban setting.
I'm currently living in Boston and I am strongly considering getting my MURP after I finish here. That said some of my colleagues at the law school share my interest and one in particular has his MURP already. His advice suggested that I wouldn't learn anything through my MURP that I won't pick up in law school.
This got me wondering... will my experience through law school suffice to find the planning jobs I'm interested in? Especially that first one?
Or should I still go for my MURP, try to develop local connections where I'm studying and go from there?
I'm having the hardest time finding any inroads to urban planning that don't seem to derive from a program or alumna already involved in it.
Any advice in terms of how useful/applicable a JD can be considered in the field, and whether I should consider my potential MURP program based primarily on developing regional contacts to foster my career later?