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Which MBA/JD should I apply to?

Preppy42Preppy42 Posts: 18Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in Law School
Note: I am not the holder of this account. I am his older brother. He has given me permission.

I am a senior at Harvard. I got a perfect LSAT score, have a 4.12 GPA, and am involved in many extracurricular activates. My major is History.
These are my concerns:
1) If I attend a top ten school, will the location matter? I plan to practice in Boston or NYC.
2) Which schools are better for corporate/M&A Law? I plan to work at Skadden. My dad is a partner there, and he said he can get me an internship. My dad went to Harvard, but I don't want to go to HBS. "If you're looking for someone with textbook answers, a broad network, and willful obedience, hire a HBS grad. If you're looking for someone with vision, an innovative drive, and exceptional interpersonal skills, hire a Stanford GSB grad."
Read more: The World's Best Business Schools - Business Insider
I don't want to go to SBS as that is in California, and I do not want to go to school there.
I am mainly choosing between Columbia and UPenn, but I am open to other options.
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Replies to: Which MBA/JD should I apply to?

  • mobyoctopadmobyoctopad Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    I am curious, where is this unattributed quote from, exactly? I skimmed the article you provided but could not find the quote. If your father is a partner at Skadden, and this is where you want to work, why not just ask him where most of Skadden's new hires went to school?
  • zoosermomzoosermom Posts: 24,013Registered User Senior Member
    An internship is not a job and it is very rare for a partner in a major firm to bring in his or her kids. It generally does not sit well with other partners in the firm. However, such partners often help their kids get excellent jobs in other top firms. Columbia and UPenn are both top recruiting locations for almost every firm in the country. You couldn't do better than either of those choices.
  • stacystacy Posts: 1,100Registered User Senior Member
    also, many law firms have anti-nepotism policies, so if your dad is a partner at a firm, you probably can't work there unless he retires.
  • jonrijonri Posts: 5,237Registered User Senior Member
    If you're going to make up stories, do some research. There are factual errors in your post. (Hint: it is impossible to have a 4.12 gpa at Harvard.)
  • bluebayoubluebayou Posts: 21,457Registered User Senior Member
    the easy and obvious answer is Harvard. HBS is world renown. Second choice would be Stanford, and Wharton-Penn a close third. Columbia would only be a consideration for a full ride, IMO.

    Better yet, take that "4.12" to Yale LS and then apply to HBS. Win-win.
  • IvyPBearIvyPBear Posts: 917Registered User Member
    "the easy and obvious answer is Harvard. HBS is world renown. Second choice would be Stanford, and Wharton-Penn a close third. Columbia would only be a consideration for a full ride, IMO.

    Better yet, take that "4.12" to Yale LS and then apply to HBS. Win-win."

    Considering all aspects of the program, Stanford's JD/MBA program is probably the best JD/MBA program available. However, Harvard has a stronger alumni network; the strength of Harvard Law's alumni network in law, government, and business is unmatched by any other law school, and HBS also has an arguably unmatched alumni network in business.
  • Preppy42Preppy42 Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    That was a typo. I apologize for that.
  • Preppy42Preppy42 Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    I do not need an alumni network; my dad can probably get me a job.
    I've made my choice; I am going to Penn.
  • jonrijonri Posts: 5,237Registered User Senior Member
    Congratulations! You must have a truly extraordinary record to be accepted regular decision at both Columbia and Penn, especially Penn, which hasn't yet reached its early decision deadline and won't send out its decisions in the early round until December 31. https://www.law.upenn.edu/admissions/jd/how-to-apply.php

    And, no, I do not want to buy the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • kwukwu Posts: 4,759Registered User Senior Member
    You were rejected from HBS+HLS, and GSB+SLS? Ouch.

    At the very least, do your MBA at Wharton and your JD at HLS (you must have gotten in, given your LSAT+GPA)--or drop the useless JD and just do Wharton.
  • Preppy42Preppy42 Posts: 18Registered User New Member
    What was that about the Brooklyn Bridge?
  • jonrijonri Posts: 5,237Registered User Senior Member
    From the Penn Law website re regular round apps:
    ... since decisions are sent on a rolling basis beginning in December.

    https://www.law.upenn.edu/admissions/jd/how-to-apply.php
  • VulcanPirateVulcanPirate Posts: 36. New Member
    I never said I was rejected. I have not apply to any school, and I clearly said I do not want to apply to HBS or Stanford.
    I also said I want to be a lawyer so a JD is-what's the word I'm looking for? Oh yeah: essential.
    Read the post next time before replying.
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