Hawkeye Pierce wrote:BlakcMajikc wrote:I got an MBA. Now I'm heading to law school. Life is good.
If its free, get the MBA. It can only help with your apps. I also really enjoyed my MBA courses and the learning experience.
Notthe point:http://www.top-law-schools.com/archives ... ?f=2&t=296
a[n] MBA [in a JD/MBA] adds little and can even be a hindrance at times. For most law firms, they want applicants who did well in law school and give only marginal value to the MBA, even for those practicing corporate law. Some firms even view the MBA as a negative, for it can be seen as a lack of commitment to the legal field as leaving for business is now a viable option.
That archive was referring to a joint degree JD/MBA.
And, I have heard that opinion as well, but not only is the OP not looking for a JD/MBA, I don't think the MBA that the OP is getting for free creates a very "viable option to leave for business."
The dual-degree JD/MBA (or at least a decent MBA before receiving the JD) is where the problem lies with a commitment to firm work, etc. While I have an opinion about the MBA and M7 (my MBA is from a top 20 MBA program outside the M7), none of that opinion applies in this case. Doesn't seem to be an option for OP whose goal is law school anyway and can get the MBA for free. Basically, I think the OPs MBA will be a resume builder and additional soft for law school apps and (because it isn't a good MBA) it shouldn't hurt with post-JD.
A good question that someone else asked was why an MBA if its any masters for free at this liberal arts college? I would have OP consider a Masters in one of their better programs if possible...