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MBA after law school? [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 22:18
Howdy,

my career goal is to run my own law practice, and I'm toying with the idea of pursuing an MBA after law school to advance that goal. I worked as the operations manager of a boutique transactional law firm for three years after college, before starting law school.

Two questions for thought: (1) Does that sound like a solid reason to pursue an MBA? I recognize that most MBA students would earn the degree to enter into the business/finance world, but it seems to me that the education would apply to running a law firm at least as much. (2) If earning an MBA is a good idea, I wonder whether I should work for a while out of law school before starting b-school, or enter b-school upon graduation. The clearer choice seems to be work first, to me. How does my work experience play into this analysis?

Any perspectives?
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Re: MBA after law school? [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2012, 08:30
I have a law degree from Wash U, and have been in house for 5 years after 2 years of private practice. My initial advice would be that, if you really want to pursue an MBA you should go for an JD/MBA hybrid. It is certainly not necessary to run a small firm, but that will cut your business school work down to one to 1.5 intense years. My second piece of advice is to not go to law school in the first place. With a few exceptions, being a lawyer sucks. I'm entering business school in order to move up management and put my legal skills on the back burner. If you are intent on law school, a duel degree may give you an alternative to the high-stress, low reward world of being an attorney. Sorry to be a downer. If you do go, enjoy law school. It was a blast for me.
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