Professional athletes spend years perfecting their craft through what essentially amounts to on-the-job training. While situationally distinct from lawyers who are experiencing higher financial education costs merely to enter their sport, it has been a common refrain that lawyers could use more on-the-job training during their mandated three years in law school. As someone who has gone through the process, I know firsthand how a combination JD/MBA, which may seem to some to have difficult-to-ascertain benefits, provides the ideal balance of pre-graduation skill diversification, team building, and those ever-elusive soft skills.
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