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Hey everyone, I had a question I was wondering if I could get some feedback in.
I did a search on this topic, and found some good responses, but I was looking for some more input.
I am currently studying at Duke, with an undergrad major of poli-sci. I'm a sophomore this year, and did well my freshman year (4.0).
I really don't know what I want to do with my life... and have been going along a law school route by default, as I still am very uncertain. That being said, I even went more default-ish and am studying poli-sci (so not unique, I know :( )
So far, my only real passion is environmental conservation, and for that, I thought I would like to go into politics or environmental law, maybe make some big changes.
A few questions:
Is it beneficial AT ALL to major in environmental sciences, or a natural science? I spoke with a pre-law advisor, who said it was, then I talked to an admission representative at Lewis and Clark who said it didn't matter at all. When I say is it beneficial, I not only mean for admissions, but more so for AFTER law school, finding a job where I can make some environmental change.
Also... is environmental law the way to go if I want to make environmental changes? (simple terms, such as, stop this whole global warming mess, save some polar bears, save some trees, ect...)
Thanks, my main question is about the major. I actually have to decide some courses by tomorrow... if I want to do enviro, I need to make some major changes (and prob summer school). My thought it, I would have a lower GPA in a enviro (I'd have to take chem/ bio/ physics), which would hurt my admissions chances. Im really just concerned, because, for instance, in patent law, most firms want people with engineering degrees and what not. Is it the same for environmental law?