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Postby psach44 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:33 am

i am not necessarily in a particular rush to be part of the next cycle for law applications. although i took my lsat's and am registered for the october test (and am currently getting my PS and LOR together) it is not imperative that i apply immediately. my question is this. would it make sense to study for the gmat's after i take my oct lsat and try to get into a good jd/mba program (columbia has a 3 yr program). anyone know the numbers and criteria needed for admission?

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Re: JD/MBA???

Postby dkt4 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:43 am

almost all of these programs require you to get admitted to both the b-school and the law school, so you'll likely need separate applications for each (although this might not be true for columbia, i don't remember). in most cases, you can apply to the joint degree program during your first year of either program - although i would imagine for the strict 3 year programs you have to get that shit done really early to figure out scheduling. easiest way is to just do your law school apps, get them done, study for the gmat or gre, do that, then apply to the b-school. keep in mind that b-school admissions are usually based much more on what you've done outside of school/tests.

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Re: JD/MBA???

Postby bhan87 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:49 am

Think very hard about the reasons you want to get a JD/MBA because for most people, it isn't particularly useful. Law firms will question your commitment to staying a lawyer, and businesses would rather you had a substantive resume in conjunction with the MBA. The idea that having an MBA will help you get into corporate or finance law is largely a myth. Those firms would hire up former i-bankers and accountants over someone who went to a JD/MBA program straight out of undergrad.

A bit old, but still relevant thread:

http://www.top-law-schools.com/archives ... ?f=2&t=296

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