Should I get a joint MURP/JD degree or just a MURP?? Is law school worth it?
Has any one actually done this combination of degrees? What are the benefits, cons?
I'm going to Virginia Commonwealth University this fall to get my master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning and I have an opportunity to be accepted into a dual MURP and J.D. through VCU and URichmond. If I pursue the joint degree, I will double the time I'm in school (2 years to 4) and double my student loans debt (pushing them into the 6 figures range...). Is it worth it? I've read a lot about how bad the job market for lawyers is right now. Will it get better? Is it really that bad? I'm not quite sure what I want to do yet, but something in land planning or development and law; maybe in D.C. What do you think?
Lots of questions, thank you!!