Business school vs. law school, from someone who’s done both

By: M0hamed Kakay

Notre Dame MBAs working through a school project. (Photo courtesy Mohamed Kakay)

As someone who used to practice law and is now in the Notre Dame MBA program, people frequently ask me to compare my experiences in business school and law school. Rather than continuing to give them my standard reply of, “It’s just…different,” I figured the time had arrived to actually share a few key distinctions.

Teamwork:  While you may find study groups to be effective in law school, it is entirely possible to “lone wolf” your way through three years of a legal education. That’s not possible in business school! Once you begin your pursuit of an MBA, you will constantly be called upon to collaborate with classmates to come up with solutions to complex business problems.  Continue reading “Business school vs. law school, from someone who’s done both”