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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: What are my chances for top 5?

    80+% chance at every school from HLS on down. YLS and SLS look at all kinds of other things.
  • Re: 535 Students....or 3 Football coaches?

    So at $25,100 for tuition, it takes 535 full pay students just to pay for the football coaches. I find this appauling.

    I'm expecting the "Program still makes money" responses....but that doesn't make it right. Somewhere, there are thousands of kids who could use that money.

    That's a false equivalency. That money exists solely bcos the Athletic department exists, and IT exists solely due to the revenue sports of football and basketball. Get rid of the sports coaches and there is no money for those 535 students.

  • Re: 535 Students....or 3 Football coaches?

    The Boston College women's soccer team, fencing team, lacrosse team, golf team, and whatever other sport you like wouldn't play Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Miami, Florida State, Wake Forest, Duke and North Carolina.

    Ok, I'll bite. Who would they then play? How would the poobahs at Title IX evaluate the non-ACC competition as being equal to the men's P5 competition?
    I appreciate the "market force" argument for salaries, but every football program in the country would have a coach if we limited the salary to $500k.....

    You obviously don't.

    Regardless, who would be doing the "limiting" in your scenario? Surely, not the colleges themselves, which would be a clear violation of antitrust laws. Surely, not the ncaa, as the P5 would just withdraw, and take March Madness with them. (March Madness is a huge money maker for ncaa hq.)

    Not even sure Congress could make it stick since the dollars involved are generally private.
  • Re: Does SAT Scores matter in Grad school?

    SAT and ACT are for Scholarships/admissions only and useless after that!

    Not for graduate scholarships or admissions.