MBA considering Law School

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Dr. Dre
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Re: MBA considering Law School

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:38 pm

"Doing good" is overrated. Like rad lulz said, unless you're helping the poor and disadvantaged, you're not doing good (with a JD).

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Re: MBA considering Law School

Postby dawyzest1 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:13 am

Just want to let the OP know he is not alone. I'm an MBA who has made the choice to pursue law school after a few years post-MBA. I think the best advice is to only go to law school if you want to: (1) be a practicing attorney; (2) be a law professor; (3) work in policy. If your interests are broad, it probably makes more sense to stick with the general professional degree (MBA) and see where that takes you.

I also encourage more research about the law school landscape. They take the stratification of b-schools and multiply it by 100. For instance, according to Law School Transparency, though both Baylor and UT had ~70% of their grads working full-time legal jobs within 9 months of graduation, over half of Baylor's grads had jobs at firms with fewer than 25 attorneys, while less than 15% of UT's grads had to go that route. That's just a quick example of this fact: while it matters where you go to b-school, it MATTERS where you to to law school!

That brings me to the LSAT. The LSAT is a different beast unto itself. It is nothing like the GRE or GMAT and will require a serious study commitment, so I wholeheartedly support the idea of taking 3 whole months for dedicated study before the test. Also, the LSAT is the most important factor in admissions, so you simply have to knock it out of the park.




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