Exit Opp: Law School. What’s the consensus on this?

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T14 only. Even then better be the top 1/3 of the class or you’ll be in a pile of debt with questionable employment opportunities.

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Talk to your friends who've gone the law school route. JD/MBA combo might be more reasonable.

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Disagree with M1 on JD/MBA combo unless you’re going to Northwestern/Harvard/Stanford law. Not worth inquiring a shit ton of unnecessary debt at a subpar business school. Kellogg, HBS, and Stanford have great MBA programs worth that extra year and money. Duke JD/MBA maybe okay too. Top business and law school combos Law school is a terrible choice as an exit opp unless you know what you’re getting yourself into. Go to top-law-schools.com and search for threads where bored consultants want to jump to law school because they think it’s intellectually more stimulating and they can make money quick. No. Also, you need to score a 170+ to get scholarship money at T20 and T14, and your GPA needs to be 3.5+. Of course, GPA can be a bit lower, just have to compensate for higher LSAT. Law schools don’t give a rats ass about your work experience; they only care about your GPA and LSAT. Employment prospects are shit too unless you’re in t14; if not, you need to be in the top 10% of your class to be considered for BigLaw firms in your state. For example, you can go to Fordham and get a solid job in NYC bigLaw. You can go to UofHouston and get a BigLaw job there. Bicoastal prospects are better if you’re in T14. Your starting income will be 160k in BigLaw, but you will be working easily 60-80 hr weeks TLDR: do you research before jumping ship.

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There have been several threads about this. The consensus is it’s a bad idea

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Don't do it

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Super stupid

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