Seeking Direction on Graduate Degree

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Jul 9 6 Comments

I’m looking to get a degree part time or online. I currently hold a B.F.A in Film and Television and my plan was always to get an MBA after that. I live in the Atlanta area and work for an entertainment finance start up (based out of LA). The skill set that would most benefit my career is law as contracts are my day-to-day. I am wondering if it’s worth getting the MBA or JD at a non-target school like Georgia State or seeking the newer Juris Masters (JM) program at Emory Law. Significantly shorter 9-18/mo part time but doesn’t allow me to practice law (which is fine as I don’t want to practice, just bolster my business affairs capabilities. What do you all think?

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  • Law school is by far the most valuable degree of all three options listed, even if you don’t practice law. Just don’t go into crazy debt. You can do law school part time in 4 years
    Jul 9 3
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      jaromir68

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      Even over the JM which would shorten that window and give me a degree from a better school?
      Jul 9
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Lookup people who you want to model yourself after. Do they have JM or JD or MBA? That’s how I would approach this.
      Jul 9
    • Netflix / Eng dunkan
      What’s the value of the law school if you don’t practice it?
      Jul 9
  • Netflix / Eng dunkan
    Mba from not too school is a waste of time and money
    Jul 9 1
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      jaromir68

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      That was what I was thinking as well, law seems more valuable in entertainment.
      Jul 9