Marine/Ocean Affairs- School Choice Help

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mdog3000
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Marine/Ocean Affairs- School Choice Help

Postby mdog3000 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:39 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm new to the law school scene coming from a science undergrad background (Marine Science and Biochemistry double major with a Business minor), and am looking for advice on a law school choice. I'm taking the LSAT in October, but I should be around 170ish. My GRE is verbal 165 (95th), quant 165 (92nd), writing 5 (92nd) and I have a 4.0 GPA.

I want to do marine (ocean) law and am looking at schools with joint degree programs. My issue is, it seems that University of Miami has a really strong marine law program but a weak law program in general. Would going there hurt my job prospects even though they're top in that field or should I shoot for a joint degree in a more broad and less useful "environmental" law program at a T14 like Duke or Berkeley?

Side note, chances of full tuition?

Thanks everyone
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timbs4339
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Re: Marine Law- School Choice Help

Postby timbs4339 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:27 pm

Curious, what do you think 'marine law' is?

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Re: Marine Law- School Choice Help

Postby mdog3000 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:34 pm

I mean marine affairs. So like coastal, conservation law.

See this for examples of programs at Miami
http://www.law.miami.edu/academics/jd-mps.php?op=0

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t-14orbust
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Re: Marine/Ocean Affairs- School Choice Help

Postby t-14orbust » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:26 am

lol dude marine law, really? Everyone knows bird law is where it's at

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hephaestus
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Re: Marine/Ocean Affairs- School Choice Help

Postby hephaestus » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:34 am

ajax adonis wrote:Like environmental law? These fields you're interested are pretty barren. Your best shot at any of these type of jobs is HYS and that's it.

Yes. Not Miami. Preferably, you'll land at HYS or a T14 with $$$.

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Re: Marine/Ocean Affairs- School Choice Help

Postby nebula666 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:40 pm

Are you still OK being a lawyer and not working in whatever you think "marine law" is? If not, don't go.

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Re: Marine/Ocean Affairs- School Choice Help

Postby sopranorleone » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:43 pm

With a 4.0 and a biochemistry major, you should seriously consider going to a T14 and doing IP. Take the patent bar exam before law school even.




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