Who am I? Why this Blog?
I’m Dr. Jonathan L. Kramer.
In August 2016 I completed my Doctor of Law and Policy (LP.D) 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 LP.D program leaders whom I truly respect, Professor Neenah Estrella-Luna, Ph.D. Early in the LP.D 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 took Professor Estrella-Luna’s suggestion to heart, and this blog allowed me to chart my personal journey from a highly-educated lawyer and masters-level blob to highly-educated lawyer and 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 two dogs working in offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, and at our covert office on a Southwest Airlines 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 (LP.D) 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.
Interested in the DLP Program?
First, let me say that I am NOT paid to promote the Doctor of Law and Policy Program at Northeastern University, Graduate School of Education. I’ll also add that after I graduated, NEU asked me to come back and be a lecturer. I’m in my third year of teaching at NEU in doctoral and masters level courses, and I’m loving it. I’ve also mentored several students through the program, and I’m proud of those who I’ve mentored!
That said, a whole lot of people interested in the program seem to find themselves at this web site. I think that’s mainly because Northeastern seems to do a good job keeping the program under wraps. Ahem.
If you’d like to learn about the Doctor of Law and Policy program, you can follow the links to either the Boston or Seattle campus offerings that are over on the right side of this page.
I’m always happy to talk with potential students about the program (again, I’m not getting paid…just doing it because it’s the right thing to do). Send me an email or give me a call. Look hard enough and you’ll figure out how to do it.