« on: October 27, 2007, 10:27:05 AM »
I've looked at several JD/MBA programs and, for me, the ones that stand out as having a strong law school AND business school are: UPenn, UMich, Northwestern and Duke. Of course, Harvard and Yale would be great, but not exactly realistic in my situation.
Also, I think the discouragement toward the JD/MBA program on this forum is a little over-stated. It all depends on your career aspirations. If you would like to go the corporate route as in-house legal counsel, the JD/MBA would be useful. Likewise, if you are considering solo practice (which is, first and foremost, a business), the JD/MBA would have its benefits. Even in BigLaw, managing partners often have business degrees in addition to their JD's - though I would expect many go back after years of legal practice.
My advice: spend some serious time thinking about what you want to do with you degree(s) after graduation, then figure out what program will best enable you to accomplish those goals.