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Ari Goldstein

Ari Goldstein

Class Year: 2025

JD/MBA Program Model: 3-year program

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Undergraduate Major and Institution: Government & Jewish Studies at Georgetown University

Previous Professional Experience: I spent four years in the museum field in New York. I worked at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, where I was a project manager and an educational program producer, and at the Genesis Prize Foundation, where I helped coordinate a grant in support of a Holocaust Museum under construction in Greece.

Extracurricular Involvement: At the Law School, I’m an Associate Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Academic Director for Lambda, 2L Representative for the Jewish Law Students Association, and a Morris Fellow. At Wharton, I’m a member of Out4Business and Food Club.

Career Plans: In Summer 2024, I’ll be interning at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. After graduating, I plan to practice law and hopefully clerk for a federal judge. In the long run, I hope to use both my business and law skills to help tackle big problems and make the world a better place.

Why a JD/MBA? I wanted to enroll in the JD/MBA program because business and law are intimately related: every business challenge has legal dimensions and most legal issues have business dimensions. The two degrees also hone different kinds of skills: the business degree cultivates quantitative analysis and creative problem-solving, while the law degree cultivates intellectual rigor as well as research and writing skills. In today’s interconnected world, it’s increasingly important to be a multidisciplinary thinker and leader.