- Law School
- - undergrad law
|Shah Rukh Khan ||11-15-2008 03:06 PM |
what do you guys think about a rhetoric or econ major?
|icemanx193 ||01-04-2009 05:27 PM |
moral of the story, do engineering/math/physics
you score better on the exam and as far as grades go, your GPA may be lower, but you graduate in a better situation, i know at Rutgers, a 3.2 in Engineering is graduating with honors which is the equivalent of a 3.6 in SAS
|MitchR ||01-05-2009 12:07 PM |
undergrad law major
I think that pre-law is not exactly favorable to law schools. In other words, most law schools like to see diversity. So if you are a biology major, chemistry major or anthropology major...this might be looked upon favorably on your application. Personally, I think that an economics, international affairs, or statistics background is what most law schools are primarily after. Engineering is not a bad field either.
The reasoning behind this is to encourage broad discussion in the classroom. It wouldn't be that interesting if everybody only studied law before coming to law school. After all, that is the purpose of law school.
|coolpenguin ||01-08-2009 01:23 AM |
iceman why would you do better on the exam (I presume you're talking about the LSAT) if you major in engineering/math/physics?
|scarlett09 ||01-08-2009 11:51 PM |
COMM MAJOR for Law School
I'm a Comm Major at USC's Annenberg. I MAYYY one day want to pursue law school. Are Comm majors looked down upon on Law School apps? Would I be better off as a PoliSci major? or does it make a difference?
|MiqueMaus ||01-11-2009 06:32 PM |
MitchR, for what its worth, my brother graduated from Cal as a Legal Studies [Pre-Law] major and he's a 1L at Stanford right now. The top GPA guy of the department is currently at Yale. While its true that a 3.9 in Legal Studies isn't as great as a 3.9 in Business Administration, its not a large enough a handicap that people should worry about it.
|craze200 ||02-01-2009 12:46 AM |
I am a HS student and am looking into a political science degree as a major and than my hopes are to go to law school after that. Is this degree a bad or a good idea in the sense that no real job can come after obtaining this degree besides going to law school? what are your opinions on this undergraduate major? Also, would you advise me to concentrate on more logical pursuits such as the sciences or the math undergraduate majors for potential law school applications?
|toronto_guy ||02-01-2009 01:09 AM |
Poli Sci is an excellent pre-law stream and very popular too. Cannot comment on what you can do besides law. I would say that if you are interested in business law (corporate, commercial, securities) then consider taking a degree in accounting as this will help you tremendously. A science degree will help in IP law.
|ResurgamBell ||03-10-2009 07:06 PM |
elle woods got into Harvard Law with a 4.0 in Fashion Studies...
|Senior's Dad ||03-10-2009 07:15 PM |
and a 179 LSAT.
|leighwe ||04-09-2009 11:02 PM |
so what about an undergrad degree in neuroscience with either a minor or double major in english?
|seke67 ||05-04-2009 03:45 PM |
[quote=iljets10]However, having a major such as legal studies or paralegal is a huge negative for going to law schools.[/quote]
I have no intentions of majoring in any of these, however, why is that exactly?
Do Law Schools really take a look at the courses you've taken? Say I'm a polisci major in the Honors program but I take less advanced math and science courses. Will that be looked down upon?
|seņor boombox ||05-21-2009 02:20 AM |
i know undergrad law is not recommended, but how about a law concentration in a political economy major? how would law schools view a high gpa in this major?
[url=http://murphy.tulane.edu/undergraduate/concentrations/law.php]The Murphy Institute · Law, Economics, and Policy Track[/url]
|Shalashaska64 ||06-17-2009 04:13 PM |
[quote]That is something I don't understand. Because I mean students can prepare to go to med-school by becoming either science/math major and do well on the MCAT. Students can prepare for B-school by studying either econ/business, few years of work experience, and do well on GMAT. However that doesn't work out with students who wants to get into law. If you ask me US seems to support medicine & business more than law.[/quote]
lulz, that's a good thing.
|luke23 ||06-20-2009 01:20 AM |
I want to combine my passion for German and international affairs with law, any good undergrad schools/law schools/majors that may fit what I'm looking for?
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