While my most of my fellow business school students (yes Tony, I know you are taking Mergers & Acquisitions) are grooving to the MBA tune, I have ventured across the conceptual divide to take a class at the Vanderbilt Law School. Here are some random thoughts:
- They don’t speak English at the law school.
- I thought it was a great idea to take a class in Estate and Gift Taxation as it would give me a good foundation to speak with ultra high net-worth clients when I am in the wealth management world post-graduation… but now I have realized why we all need Trust and Estate lawyers
- I am an avid reader. I have read most of the classics and have finished every book I have picked up except for War and Peace… I am still working on that. I even read text books on compiler construction and android epistemology in college… but nothing comes close to the utter lack of comprehension I experience when I read my law school text book.
- The law class is harder than all the business school classes I have taken… and for those who think I am slacking this module… take a hike.
- I am so impressed with the law school faculty. Our professor for the course makes the material so enjoyable… I love going to class because it is a completely different way thinking and teaching. He is a distinguished trust and estate lawyer… he cleverly breaks down the material by filling each part with stories… all while backing it up with the statues.
I wish I had a career counselor who would have advised me to get a JD/MBA. I strongly believe that it arms you with the ability to understand the world from the perspective of an economist while being able to articulate thoughts and ideas based on the lessons that we have learned from years judicial history. Law school provides some much needed conceptual context that most of us in the business school could definitely benefit from.
L to R: Jose, Yujin, Samba, Kat, Markus – and no, the picture has no relevance to this blog entry.
The samba has definitely lost his rhythm…