« on: July 25, 2005, 09:20:47 AM »
If you get an MBA and a JD, you can still practice law. You dont have to be just a business person. I know many lawyers who got both an MBA and JD. They practice business law. They are full attorneys with their own practice. They said that getting both degrees was a great opportunity b/c they use skills from both degrees on a daily basis. Obviously, students are not required to do both, but I think if you want to practice business law, then you relly should think twice about getting both. The MBA courses teach you stuff that the JD courses dont. It is very important. I have learned that from both current lawyers and law schools. All the law schools I have contacted said that you do not have to be accepted into both before you start JD courses. You just have to be accepted to the MBA before you start the MBA courses. Of course that wont hold true for all LS's, I am just speaking from personal experience. The original poster should definetly contact the schools he would like to attend for specifics, however, I was attempting to give him some general information. As far as business experience being a prerequsite, none of the schools I contacted requires that at all. You have about 10 foundation courses that you must take in order to be accepted to the MBA program (accounting, finance, etc.), but other than that I do not see how they can expect someone just out of undergrad to have much business experience. In my opinion, it is a perfect opportunity. Dont pass it up.