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Hey guys, is it worth pursuing a combined degree of Pharm D and Law? The combined degree takes 8 years to complete. What do u think are the benefits of such a degree?
 

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lucky1947 said:
Hey guys, is it worth pursuing a combined degree of Pharm D and Law? The combined degree takes 8 years to complete. What do u think are the benefits of such a degree?
IMO, There really isn't much of a benefit unless you plan on being a pharmD for a certain amount of time then switching your career to become a lawyer.
Just gets alot of education out of the way earlier on in life.

Also this degree will make you human...
( get it? Lawyers are thought to be not human, while pharmD's are thought to be very human and loving etc.. ...
Lawyer + PharmD = almost not human + very human = normal human)

....lame joke eh
 

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PharmD/JD is getting more popular now a days. There are many things you can do with it if you can provide the time commitment
 

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Beneficial: you could be patent lawyer or even defend pharmaceutical companies.

Education is not a race; if you want to do it, go for it it doesn't matter how long its takes.
 

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Patent law is one of the most lucrative sections of law, as well as being very competitive. Having a Pharm.D. with the law degree makes you more attractive for those positions. You can make much more money with both degrees and entering patent law rather than just doing pharmacy. I have a few friends who have Ph.D.'s who are going to law school to enter this field.