« on: March 24, 2006, 08:47:19 AM »
huh, i'm kinda shocked that ppl are so against it. i would think that in any business-related law field, having an mba would play to your advantage when it comes to hiring. in the same way that if you were going in IP, it helps to have a computer science undergrad, or a medical degree/background would help in medical malpractice.
obviously, it's not necessary, and you'll eventually pick these skills/knowledge up while working in the field. plus, you can always take electives in law school related to finance/econ, but if an employer is looking to hire you and you have related degrees/experience, it can only work to your advantage. also, i think it's impressive to corporate clients to know that you understand business. this is kinda weak logic, but i also think there has to be a reason that all top law schools offer a jd/mba program. it can't be completely useless.
i guess in the end, it depends on the individual and what your ultimate career goals are. to some people, it's not worth it. maybe you could ask g-town admissions to hook you up with alumni who have done it, and you can discuss it with them.