imchuckbass58 wrote:TaipeiMort wrote:JD will get you almost all jobs you can get with an MBA IF you attend a top school. You can still get management consulting pretty easily. I guess the MBA will help you get I-Banking, which is hard with only a JD.
JD/MBA is bad because it signals to legal employers that you are a flight risk.
JD/MBA is good if you want to upgrade your path to C-LEVEL executive and plan to go the business route first.
This is pretty wrong on every count. If by "get management consulting pretty easily" you mean "hire 1-2 people from each T6," then sure. Also, good luck trying to get a banking, private equity, hedge fund, or general managerial job with a JD. They will laugh in your face.
As for the flight risk point, no, it's just not true (unless you have a really nonsensical story like trying to be an appellate litigator with a JD/MBA). There's a reason most firms give JD/MBA bonuses, actively recruit JD/MBAs (my summer firm was explicitly trying to increase its recruiting of JD/MBAs) and sponsor JD/MBA associations at law schools.
This has not been my experience at all. I was at a recruiting event for mmy summer firm, and a 2L mentioned he was actually a 3L but going into his 4th year to complete his MBA. It was like conversation poison. Two partners proceeded to grill him about why he was pursuing both, and what did he think it was going to add, and was he more interested in business, etc. etc.