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  1. Would you say that a person with an MPP/JD would have a significantly higher chance of getting hired in the public sector for non-law jobs obviously than a person with just an MPP?
  2. Would you say that a person with an MPP/JD would have a significantly higher chance of getting hired in the public sector for non-law jobs obviously than a person with just an MPP?
  3. Background: I’m going to my third year of my BscN (bachelors in nursing) and all I know is I don’t want to be a bedside nurse of any kind.I’be always been I interested in law. But I’m really only interested in the social justice aspects of it and possibly working for the government to improve people’s lives. As I come from a low-income background, having a job that makes a difference in the lives of people who grew up similar to me is a very important motivating factor. Which is why I’m currently leaning toward getting an MPP. As it’s more coherent with that goal. MPP is also cheaper and I wouldn’t like to have the debt gained from law school.The downsides to the MPP is the income. I have a feeling that you’re not gonna be making much money in the entry-level positions. Like less than $50k? (I don’t know for sure). I would like to start a family before I’m 30, so having a higher income would be beneficial. Another downside to the MPP is the stability, I feel like it’s less of a ‘concrete’ degree than JD and it would be harder to get a good job. Since JDs can apply for jobs that are targeted towards MPPs, but it cant go the other way around. I also feel like the JDs path would also be more forgiving to taking time off to raise a family, because the degree is more specialized & ‘concrete’, where as anyone can get a job targeted toward an MPP aka more demand for JDs than MPPs.I have heard of combined JD/MPPs, but I feel like that’s a waste of time and it’s better to choose one and work towards it.I also know I can get my masters in nursing and branch into other fields besides bedside nursing but the MPP and JD interests me more.Any advice??Side note: I haven’t taken the lsat yet, but I’ve always gotten good grades in school even in the hard subjects like calculus, chemistry and bio so I don’t think I’ll bomb it if I dedicate a lot of time studying for it.
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