Business School Immediately After Law School

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Is this possible? Do people ever do this? I currently go to a top law school, but have slowly realized I have zero desire to practice law. I have a GMAT on record and got a 750. I went to an Ivy Undergrad if that matters and have work experience in PE.

Edit** Reason I put my scores and stats in was to ask if I had a shot at any top programs? Any response is much appreciated.

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by Kaneisha Grayson » Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:26 pm
Hi LawKid123,

I'm sorry you're not loving law school / the idea of practicing law, but the earlier you find out the better.

If you're a 1L, and depending on which school you currently attend, you could apply to business school during your first year of law school and be a joint JD/MBA degree student. Two of my sectionmates at HBS were JD/MBAs and it seemed like they enjoyed business school MUCH more than law school.

Considering you mentioned "immediately after law school" in your subject line, I'm thinking you're actually in your last year of law school. The desire to get an MBA immediately after law school without even trying out law would definitely need some explanation in your application (and probably again in your interview) but if you have strong grades in undergrad (e.g. 3.5 or above), that strong GMAT score, strong grades in your law school program, 2+ years of work experience, and strong recommendations, I think you could have a real shot at a top 10 MBA program-strange story and all.

Come visit us at The Art of Applying (https://theartofapplying.com)if you think we might be helpful in your process and/or in making this decision. I wish you the best of luck and I commend you for being brutally honest with yourself even though you've already started law school.

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by [email protected] » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:37 am
I'm sure you aren't the first person to go to law school and then realize you don't want to practice law! Does your school have a top MBA program also? You might be able to convince them to let you do a joint MBA/JD. Would be a shame to lose your law school investment completely. Folks who do joint MBA/JD often find themselves in banking...with your PE experience that could be a great fit.