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I’m thinking of getting a law degree and an MBA. If I’m leaning toward being a lawyer, is there an advantage to the dual degree?

Q: I’m thinking of getting a law degree and an MBA. If I’m leaning toward being a lawyer, is there an advantage to the dual degree?

A: Yes. It’s always good to know how businesspeople think and make decisions; if you ever open your own practice, you will be both; and the dual network will enrich your job search and business development as a lawyer, no matter what your practice area. Plus, too few lawyers understand finance, so all the quantitative knowledge you gain from business school will be a competitive advantage. If you can afford the tuition without amassing undue debt, I say go for it.