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Postby bdubs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:44 pm

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Re: Opinions on JD vs JD/MBA choices

Postby ran12 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:43 pm

First of all, do you have any work experience b/c if you don't you won't get into the Northwestern or Columbia programs. That's why Wharton rejected you and you won't get into Duke most likely without experience.

Your best bet is start a JD program then apply for MBA at that school and do the dual degree. It's really easy to do that. Plus, you should be making your school decision based on your JD more than MBA b/c a high quality JD is more important.

I can't say what kind of scholarship you would get b/c a dual degree is 4 years and law schools generally only wanna pay for 3 and that's usually contingent on prior year's GPA. The problem you run into is that you'll prob be doing JD first year, MBA second year, then a combo of the two for the last 2 years unless you're able to finish the MBA requirements in the summer after the second year. Also, MBA programs generally tend to require a summer internship and the way JD/MBA's are designed, you might have a difficult time getting one as well as a difficult time with OCI for law school. With the way the job market is today, an investment bank is highly unlikely to pick you for an internship if they know you will not end up working in banking for ex.

On the positive side, if you are able to complete a JD/MBA, you are def more valuable than most JD grads when looking for a job. You have a ton of options and a number of firms will actually give you a pretty nice bonus just for having a MBA.

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Re: Opinions on JD vs JD/MBA choices

Postby weejonbu » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:55 pm

Dude, go with Northwestern, their JD/MBA program freaking rocks.

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Re: Opinions on JD vs JD/MBA choices

Postby ran12 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:01 pm

Alright so I didn't know you already got into Northwestern JD/MBA. Obviously you should do that since it has a very good dual program. The only issue I see though is your internship opportunities b/c from what I remember about it, you have to spend the first summer taking classes.

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Re: Opinions on JD vs JD/MBA choices

Postby supermannn » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:02 pm

+1 for Northwestern. It is the best option you have

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Re: Opinions on JD vs JD/MBA choices

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:50 pm

If you are doing a JD/MBA in hopes of helping yourself get a legal job, it's unnecessary. Your work experience will undoubtedly help you get a legal job, but the main factor will be grades. If you truly want an MBA for other reason than a legal job, then go for the joint degree.

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