Should JDs take classes in business school? What classes?

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Should JDs take classes in business school? What classes?

Postby speedbump » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:50 pm

I could take up to 3 classes in the business school for pass/fail. I want to learn about starting and running a small / medium sized business, which I want to do in a few years. What's some useful business school classes to take?

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Re: Should JDs take classes in business school? What classes?

Postby cavalier1138 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Are you talking about running your own practice?

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Re: Should JDs take classes in business school? What classes?

Postby make tls great again » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:24 pm

kind of hard to say without knowing what business school. there are a wide variety of entrepreneurship-related classes. classes related to venture capital or acquisitions might also be helpful.

just drop out of law school though

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Re: Should JDs take classes in business school? What classes?

Postby Pneumothorax » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:56 pm

You dont need any classes to start your own business. You need the trade & the capital, of course.

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Re: Should JDs take classes in business school? What classes?

Postby 4LTsPointingNorth » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:43 pm

What kind of small or medium sized business do you want to run? What do you need to learn in order to know how to develop and run it? Now look at the B school course catalog. What classes are responsive to that? Take those. I don't understand what you were looking for here.

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Re: Should JDs take classes in business school? What classes?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:53 pm

Pneumothorax wrote:You dont need any classes to start your own business. You need the trade & the capital, of course.

Hey, dude, you can't post in this forum until you're in law school. Thanks.

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Re: Should JDs take classes in business school? What classes?

Postby LBJ's Hair » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:46 pm

Basic (financial, not managerial) accounting and corporate finance would be very helpful if you're going the M&A/capital markets route. Firms have teach-ins on this stuff AFAIK as a form of continuing education, but can't hurt to get a leg up. Say you're writing a debt indenture - be pretty confusing to be talking about leverage ratios when you don't know what leverage is. (Current law student but did that stuff pre law school w/BigLaw firms, if that adds any credibility)

I have no idea what would be relevant for a litigator though.



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