lsatcrazy wrote:Interesting. Any rumors about a 3-year JD/MBA program?
I seriously doubt that would ever happen.
Mark my words, this will happen within five years. Booth can and will force it down the law school's throat. The law school has clout, but they are facing a formidable foe in Booth, who unlike the law school will adjust to market realities and will not allow the faculty to dictate admin policy to maintain culture. Not having a 3 year MBA will kill Booth against competitors like HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, and SBS (where US News doesn't matter and "ranking" is more based upon getting the best people who will come back and give $$$ to schools after running Tyco). This will especially be true after JD/MBA $$$ donors start pegging the law school administration on this issue.
This change would be for Booth students, not for law school students, as these students would be going to school during the summer and most law school students couldn't get into Booth anyway. There is a demand for this from an MBA perspective-- I know kids at Booth who are doing a JD at Cooley or another school while getting their parttime or E-MBA because they want to be in business, not law and the JD is increasingly useful for business-types as government regulation becomes a significant part of the competitive environment.
I would be the next domino in 10 years is a NU-style 2 year JD that will be significant after they realize they can make $$$ and their is a latent demand for this degree from current business people.