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Leaning towards MBA but maybe Law School or Both [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2007, 15:54
I'm pretty sure I want to get my MBA, but I may decide to go to law school or get a joint MBA/JD. I'm thinking about studying for and taking the GMAT and LSAT in sequence, both right after I graduate from college and before I start my job. I searched some past threads on this subject and there seems to be a divergence of opinions about the extent of overlap between the GMAT and LSAT. The middle ground seems to be about about 50/50. Is taking both tests one after the other a good strategy or a recipe for burnout?

All else being equal, is it easier to get in the 95th percentile on the LSAT or the GMAT?

Also, even though nearly all schools with joint MBA/JD programs say you must apply separately, does the fact that you're a joint applicant in any way impact the decision of either program?

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I honetsly know much less about the LSAT than the GMAT, but from what I've gathered, it's easier to do better on the GMAT. In terms of overlap, there's definitely a decent amount, but I would be very careful about burnout.

I don't think that your status as an applicant in one program affects the other. Each school will evaluate you based on your credentials and decide whether or not you're a good fit and can succeed in that program.

Keep in mind the work experience expectations of law schools vs. business schools. Most law school students go right into law school after college, while most business school students have at least several years of work experience before entering school. Just be mindful of this since it may be hard for you to craft a "one size fits all" application strategy between b-school and law school.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 14:14
Thanks for the response... very helpful! I still may decide on one path over another and it sounds like that would certainly make the game plan less complex.
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