In just twelve hours I defend my thesis. It’s surreal that all of the sudden, after years of work, this is upon me.
Who am I? Why this Blog?
I'm Dr. Jonathan L. Kramer. In August 2016 I completed my Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP) degree at Northeastern University in Boston. I received my doctoral hood in September 2016. I was a member in the 8th Cohort of that unique program.
I set up this blog at the suggestion of one of the DLP program leaders whom I truly respect, Professor Neenah Estrella-Luna, Ph.D. Early in the DLP program she strongly recommended that each Cohort member track their progress and stand up to the scrutiny of peers, just as we do when we publish or present papers.
I've taken Professor Estrella-Luna's suggestion to heart, so this blog allowed me to chart my personal journey from a highly-educated masters-level blob to highly-educated doctoral-level researcher blob.
At least that was my initial goal...
In real life, I'm a practicing telecom law attorney licensed in California and New Mexico, as well as a radio frequency engineer. My law firm has six attorneys, two paralegals, and three dogs working in offices in Los Angeles, La Jolla, and quite frequently in our covert office on a Southwest Airlines or Virgin America jet (minus the dogs).
I have earned the following academic degrees:
Associate of Science (AS) degree (honors) Los Angeles Trade Tech College. Los Angeles, California.
Juris Doctor (JD) degree (cum laude) Abraham Lincoln University School of Law. Los Angeles, California.
Masters of Law (LL.M) degree (with distinction) Strathclyde University. Glasgow, Scotland.
Doctor of Law and Policy (DLP) Northeastern University. Boston, Massachusetts.
Having completed my Doctor of Law and Policy degree, just for fun I might go after a few more professional licenses. My current goal is to become licensed as a Real Estate Broker in California.