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dual degrees: J.D./M.B.A.


dual degrees: J.D./M.B.A.
« on: February 28, 2003, 11:06:32 AM »
Hello everyone,

After some time in a Ph.D. program and months of reading and deliberation, I'm pretty sure that I will apply to law schools during this next round.  Fine, you say.

I have seen that many schools offere dual degrees.  Now, the joint degree with an M.B.A. is intriguing, if only as a contingency plan for any potential job dissatisfaction as a practicing attorney.  But, there are many other dual degrees.  
    Did any of you apply to dual degree programs?  It seems to me there are varying degrees of extra workload, depending on the degrees: perhaps the GMAT and a differently tailored personal statement; perhaps a philosophy department will take your LSAT instead of the GRE; etc.  
    If you did apply for a J.D./M.B.A., did you put much stock in the argument that says senior partners are more likely to hand over a larger portion of a firm to someone with an additional business degree?
    Did you think you could actually use the philosophy or business degree, or was is more "why not?"