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Can you go to Law School with an undergrad Business degree?

ajp87ajp87 Posts: 403Registered User Member
edited January 2006 in Cornell University
I didnt know where else to post this topic and I know there are some extremely intelligent and helpful people on the Cornell board, so I posted it here. If anyone can answer, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Replies to: Can you go to Law School with an undergrad Business degree?

  • ajp87ajp87 Posts: 403Registered User Member
    I think I might rephrase the question...can you go to a GOOD Law School with an undergraduate degree in Business?
  • b1lee5b1lee5 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    I think so, find out what the requirements for pre-law are. You can go to ILR and I know you can go to law school from there.
  • abike11abike11 Posts: 801Registered User Member
    any major can go to law school its all about your lsat score
  • blackferrari2006blackferrari2006 Posts: 620Registered User Member
    It's not ALL about your LSAT score, but that's a major factor. Different law schools have different desires. But Harvard Law, for instance, says that want a "clear focus" in your undergraduate education, with a concentration in a field of your choosing. They give a few suggestions, including policy, labor relations, etc., but CLEARLY state that there is no "magic formula" or "required major" for a prelaw student.

    Basically, if you focus yourself, and get a degree in something useful, not something COMPLETELY unrelated-like architecture, for example, you will be fine. Even with an architecture degree, I'm sure there's some field of law which you could apply it to (not quite sure, but, maybe? hahaha). I am also going pre-law, and am attending the college of Industrial and Labor Relations next year. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a private message or email me (pnoonan2010****.com).
  • bball87bball87 Posts: 2,529- Senior Member
    i think government and poli sci are the best majors for law school prep
  • blackferrari2006blackferrari2006 Posts: 620Registered User Member
    if you want to be a supreme court justice, yes. However, if you want to be a patent lawyer, or a corporate attorney, or an estate lawyer, what good is government going to do for you? You see what I'm saying? Not that law schools will ask what you want to do specifically, but you might as well go into a major that you PERSONALLY will use. I hate government and can't stand politics. I'm definitely not gonna become a senator, or supreme court justice.
  • courtney101anncourtney101ann Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    Yes you can most law schools don't care what degree you have as long as you have one. However most school do not want you to have a pre-law degree. Acceptance in law school is mainly based on your GPA.
  • courtney101anncourtney101ann Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    I've begin looking choosing my undergrad and I'm going to get a degree in business management and the a law degree. So find something your passionate in and get a degree in that .
  • T26E4T26E4 Posts: 16,437Registered User Senior Member
    @courtney101ann: please note the posting dates of threads. This first appeared in Jan 06. If the person was even a college freshman, he/she could be in the last year of law school already. Don't revive old threads.
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