So, I've heard pretty mixed opinions about pursuing a JD/MBA, and I was wondering if anyone here who has experience with this can comment. Some people say that its bad because it makes you seem unsure about what you want to pursue, some say its only worth it at top biz and law schools (i.e. a JD/MBA from Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, etc. would be really good) and others say that if its from a half decent school (i.e. T20 law school and T15 MBA school), it will make an otherwise average candidate more appealing since they have a broader skill set.
I'm not the smartest guy around, so I think (despite the fact that I'm shooting for HYSC JD/MBAs) getting into both Harvard Law and HBS will be hard, but what if I get one from a place like UCLA, UT-Austin, Michigan, Cornell, etc.? Would it still be worth it? I think eventually, I want to either get into strategic consulting, financial restructuring, international trade, or M&A work and I think having a background in understanding contracts, the legality of various business transactions, and tax knowledge will be useful, but at the same time, I don't want to take on massive amounts of debt and waste a lot of time pursuing a worthless double degree.
So yeah, thoughts?