Applicants apply separately to both schools and must take both the GMAT or GRE and the LSAT. Your transcripts and letters of recommendation can be used for both applications.
It does not matter which school you apply to first, and you do not need to apply to both schools at the same time. Students often enroll in one program and then decide to apply to the other program.
Length of MBA/JD Program
The Business School requires MBA/JD students to take 32 hours of core MBA courses. MBA elective course requirements are waived, so MBA/JD students are able to condense the MBA curriculum from three to two semesters. However, if you do not have a business undergraduate education, you are required to take an additional semester of coursework called the Business Foundations. The 32 hours of MBA core courses plus the 12 hours of Business Foundations results in 44 hours of required MBA coursework, which takes three semesters to complete.
The Business School operates on the semester system, while the Law School operates on the quarter system. Students do not take business and law classes at the same time. It is possible to complete both sets of requirements in 36 months; however, most students complete both degrees in four years.
The order in which you take courses is different for each student, depending upon which program you start first. Students can choose to start either Business or Law School. Law students should note the schedules for both Practice Court (PC) and the Bar Exam, because they can only start PC in the spring or fall quarters and are required to do PC I, II, & III in consecutive quarters. The Bar exam is offered at the end of the summer and winter quarters.
Grades for each program are recorded separately on your transcript.
Each school has different criteria for admission and scholarships. It is possible to get accepted into one program and not the other. Likewise, it is possible to get a full scholarship from one school and nothing from the other school.