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DwightSchruteFarms
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Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby DwightSchruteFarms » Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:29 pm

So I know there is some stigma against attaining a JD/MBA as law firms see it as a 'shifty' kind of move. But I was wondering, are there any reputable law firms that look at this degree favorably? I'm trying to find some firms that specialize in the Corporate, Banking, Tax, or Securities sector that are good, 80-120K/year, and that look for JD/MBA students. V50 seems kind of out of reach for me. Anything helps!

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby DwightSchruteFarms » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:09 pm

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby wiseowl » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:12 pm

i just put away all the NALP form printouts i made for OCI, but there was at least one firm that actually gave a JD/MBA bonus.

maybe try searching for that on NALP somehow? sorry to not be more helpful.

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby IzziesGal » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:20 pm

I know some firms will bump you up a class year if you have a JD/MBA. Cahill Gordon in NY is one. You will enter the associate class above you, and start out as a second year as opposed to a first year. Not sure if this helps.

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby DwightSchruteFarms » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:22 pm

Thanks, this helps a lot. I actually have no firms on my list, so anyone that you say is a plus. Does anyone know anymore?

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:38 am

Not sure how helpful individual firm-branch insight like this is, but I spoke with two of the hiring partners at O'MM SF who mentioned that they really wished more students would pursue a JD/MBA so they'd have the business background to hit the ground running.

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby fear&loathingintexas » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:55 am

One of my mom's cousins got a JD/MBA from a TTT school and is now the managing partner of a medium-sized firm in a major city. He said they viewed his MBA as an asset. At the very least, I can't see how it would hurt you.

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby McBean » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:14 pm

Goodwin seems to favor: --LinkRemoved--

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:19 pm

JD/MBAs often are sought after & receive bonuses.

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:50 am

Some schools, like Cornell and Penn now let you do both degrees in three years. I hear it is incredibly difficult, but whoa, it would be sick to graduate with the two degrees in three years.

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:31 am

I also have a question on how JD/MBA affects the hiring process. I am currently a 2L but I am thinking about applying for the joint degree to finish both degrees in 4 years.

If I apply to firms for a SA spot next year, would they treat me like a 2L again or would they have wanted me to spend 2 summers (2L and 3L summer before joining after "4L" year) there?

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:12 am

If you are doing a JD/MBA combo, they treat your 3L->4L summer like 2L->3L summer for your normal law student.

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Re: Law Firms and the JD/MBA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:If you are doing a JD/MBA combo, they treat your 3L->4L summer like 2L->3L summer for your normal law student.


thanks for the info




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