Discovering a law degree's downside

Sending the wrong signal in bad times?

, The National Law Journal

When Dina Allam graduated last spring with a joint law and MBA degree, she thought the combination would catch the eye of employers who could appreciate a mix of analytical skills and business know-how. In hindsight, Allam said she would have forgone the juris J.D. and pursued just the MBA. At the time she started law school, she was convinced that a law degree could open doors to a wide variety of job options. But even in good economic times, the advantage of a J.D. in landing a job in another field may well be overblown.

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