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bluebayou

bluebayou Senior Member

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  • Re: Do Law Firms care what your undergraduate major is

    Major in what you like, so you'll earn A's and lots of 'em. Phil is a great major, and one of the few humanities' majors that actually requires critical thinking skills (IMO).

    That being said, a course or two in business could be beneficial to a future lawyer since much of the work is the legal work of business. Even if you go into personal injury or government, having some inkling into what business does can only help, IMO.

    That being said, the first course in Business is usually Accounting 1, and that can be boring as heck if you aren't interested in the field. Perhaps an Econ class or two?
  • Re: 535 Students....or 3 Football coaches?

    What baffles me, though, is why Duke or Bama doesn't require the cash cow teams to pay a chunk of their profits over the university (as the team owner).

    The Alabama athletic department returned $9mill to the University general fund a couple of years ago.....
  • Re: Pre-law Programs?

    I'd leave it blank. Answering pre-law does nothing for your undergrad admission app.
  • Re: Paying Full Tuition at BC

    The answer depends upon your family financial situation, which you haven't given us.

    Exactly. There are plenty of wealthy families where only a private college will do, and BC is a excellent educational experience. And much different than Brandeis.

    BC is also need-blind, and has pretty good fin aid for the poorer folks. (Not great for any homeowner with equity, however.) But yes, BC does not do merit aid; they don't have to.

    But dad above is correct. A state flagship can get you to Harvard Law just as well as BC or Northeastern or Brandeis.
  • Re: My chances at a top law school after 3 years drop out and a start over

    All college classes that you have taken count for the LSAC GPA, so it maybe mathematically impossible to get to a 3.8.

    It is also unlikely that you will receive mostly A's in an Engineering program, but if you do, you can write an addendum to your LS app to help explain -- not make an excuse -- what happened in your first year (or two?).

    Also, recommend working for a year or two after graduating. Score a 17x on the LSAT and, with a reasonable high GPA, you will get some looks from the T14.

    You might also consider the GRE, since a couple of schools will now accept that test.

    Good luck.