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Yale Moves to Make Its Three-Year JD/MBA Program Official

Yale Moves to Make Its Three-Year JD/MBA Program Official

For the past two years Yale University has offered a three-year joint JD/MBA degree, offered between Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management. Now, after a nearly year-long review, the Yale Law School faculty has voted to make the joint degree a permanent offering. While the SOM faculty has yet to vote, it is expected that it will also vote in favor of making the program permanent.

Yale’s JD/MBA program is only six semesters long, with no summer component, making it one of the shortest such programs in the country. Students spend two academic years in the Law School and one year in the School of Management. While Yale’s accelerated JD/MBA is not the first such program in the nation — Northwestern, Duke, and Penn also offer similar programs — the fact that Yale Law School has finally embraced this model is big deal, and it could mean that more top universities will soon follow.

A “Scholar's Scholar” Takes Over as New Dean of Yale Law School

A “Scholar's Scholar” Takes Over as New Dean of Yale Law School

In the wake of former Yale Law School dean Harold Hongju Koh’s appointment as legal advisor to the U.S. State Department, there was much speculation about the direction that Yale would go its search for a replacement and whether the school would step outside the law school community when making its choice. You could even say there were nervous faculty members and students, who feared a sea change of sorts at the most prestigious law school in the world.

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Is Stanford Law Making a Move on Yale?

Is Stanford Law Making a Move on Yale?

For years, Yale Law School has been untouchable at the top of law school rankings. Armed with a prized faculty, an esoteric grading system, and lofty GPA/LSAT percentiles, acceptance rates, and yield numbers, Yale has been squashing all contenders with relative ease.

However, signs are starting to emerge that a true challenger is on the horizon.

The Yale Question

The Yale Question

If you are a law school applicant, admissions officer, or preparation company, you are almost certainly aware of the “Yale Question.” But for those that are not, here is the basic idea:

Yale Law School has added two questions to its 2009 application, which ask candidates to disclose the use of A) LSAT test preparation, and B) admissions consulting.

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