I am currenly attending Univ. of Redlands - CA (finishing Junior Year). I am pursuing admission into law school (favorite picks: Loyola, Chapman, USC, Southwestern, Whittier) in fall 2005.
What I want to know is: Is a joint degree worth the extra time (four years instead of three) and money? Will a J.D./M.B.A. or a J.D./P.A. increase my chances of being hired over someone with a J.D. only? Having a joint degree sounds enticing but, is it worth it? If not, what would you suggest?
In addition, would any of you take a L.L.M. and J.D. simultaneously? Anything to get a competitive advantage, but at the same time, help me to develop better litigation and case building skills.
Any suggestions would greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time,