The JD/MBA option and alternatives

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The JD/MBA option and alternatives

Postby pcwcecac » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:33 pm

I'm one of those people that need to know the rules to play the game. While I'm genuinely interested in learning how to interpret and write about law, I do not see my prospective legal expertise as an end to itself. I wish to be an attorney for as long as necessary to obtain a practical grasp of law, but no more than that. In my limited opinion, legal knowledge should be used to play the game.

I'm sure a lot of you have similar aspirations going into law school, hence considered the JD/MBA route. But, I do wish to practice law for a while, and I've heard that the timing of these programs becomes a disadvantage. Moreover, I personally think that to learn law properly, one needs to participate in LR, moot court, and all that good stuff. All in all, my impression is that the law side of the JD/MBA is being cut short.

Am I wrong?

What I have in mind is to obtain the law degree, work for a firm, and then make my way into the business world. But seeing that an MBA education has benefits beyond prestige, I do wish to obtain it somewhere down the road. However, it just hit me that unless I attend a part-time program, I will potentially need to forgo a large sum of cash for 2 years, plus paying for tuition. That sounds even less practical than pursuing the JD/MBA jointly.

People who started in law school and ended up in business, how did you do it? What was your story?

Thank you very much for your time

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