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New post 26 Jan 2005, 08:43
I am an English lawyer and am interested in applying for the top-tier (HBS, Stanford, Wharton) MBA programs. I have practised corporate law for about 3 years and did a masters of law at Columbia Law School - after my experiences doing largely transactional M&A work, I want to move into corporate strategy/ consulting/ biz development work - largely because it is more interesting that drafting documents for corporate/ strategic decisions that have alreadly been made

Is it common for lawyers to go back to/ apply for b-school and how do the adcoms approach application from lawyers? Do they approach people from the law any different from other applications - are they looking for anything in particular from people with a legal background in terms of work experience?
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New post 28 Jan 2005, 16:19
It's not uncommon. There aren't a ton of lawyers running around b-school campuses, but enough that your application wouldn't raise any strange eyebrows.

I had a lawyer in my section who had studied in the English system. He was a terrific addition to the section and provided insights that no one else in the section could.

I think you'll add a terrific flavor to b-school. One of the keys to your app is explaining why you want the MBA. You just want to make sure that the ad comm don't get the feeling you're applying on a whim. It sounds like you've got that covered.
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New post 29 Jan 2005, 03:05
Many thanks for your response!
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