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Joint Degree Programs - Are they worth it?

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crusader918:
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,
Crusader

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