I'm a junior undergrad @ Clemson University. I'm considering finishing with one of the following degree configurations:
(1) Dual degree in philosophy (BA, concentration in law, liberty, & justice) & physics (BS), with a double minor in mathematics & legal studies;
(2) BA in philosophy (concentration in LLJ) with a quadruple minor in physics, mathematics, legal studies, and political science.
I've been planning on graduating with option (1) and only just considered switching to (2). I've almost completed my philosophy degree, but I haven't gotten far enough into physics to surpass minor requirements, so I wouldn't have taken any needless classes. I also haven't declared physics as a major yet, so my transcript wouldn't show any change.
Aside from that confusion, I'm on my school's debate team (internationally competing -- would have participated in the World Championships 3 times before graduating, & plan to be president my senior year), ethics bowl team (made it to the national championships either 2 or 3 times by the time I graduate), treasurer & president of our Swing Dance Club (separate years), & I'm hoping to start up our school's mock trial team within the next year. I've also achieved general honors & will achieve departmental honors in philosophy by the time I graduate. My GPA is 3.61 right now, & I haven't taken the LSAT, but based on practice tests, I should score in the low 170's.
I want to go into either human rights law or civil rights law, & I want to practice in NY, so I'm looking at Columbia & NYU, although I'd also be happy with Cornell (& maybe Fordham). I'm looking for advice on whether to drop physics to a minor & pick up a political science minor. I'm also looking for any realistic shot I have at getting into either of those schools, & what I can do to increase my chances.