can someone confirm..

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inthefuture
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can someone confirm..

Postby inthefuture » Fri May 07, 2010 1:54 pm

how insignificant the role of a minor in undergrad studies plays in law school admission? thanks

eldizknee
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Re: can someone confirm..

Postby eldizknee » Fri May 07, 2010 1:55 pm

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TTH
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Re: can someone confirm..

Postby TTH » Fri May 07, 2010 1:56 pm

Imagine a cake.

The cake itself is your LSAT score.

The icing is your GPA.

The sprinkles/candy letters/piping are your soft factors.

Bob Dole is your minor.

dakatz
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Re: can someone confirm..

Postby dakatz » Fri May 07, 2010 1:58 pm

No one would be able to confirm this since no one is able to send in their same app twice; one time with a minor, and the other time without. That would be the only tangible way to gauge the difference. And even then, there could be a million other factors skewing the test. If I had to guess, a minor is very trivial and will most likely not distinguish you from other applicants. Perhaps a school will look favorably upon you if you dedicate your minor to some area that involves substantial writing or research (preferably both). But again, we are merely debating on minutiae here. Your LSAT and GPA are king, your essays can make a difference, the undergrad you attended can help, recs have a slight effect, extracurriculars and leadership count, etc. A minor is so far down the chain of importance that I wouldn't worry about it.

inthefuture
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Re: can someone confirm..

Postby inthefuture » Fri May 07, 2010 2:05 pm

thanks,
I especially appreciated the cake metaphor :lol:

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merichard87
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Re: can someone confirm..

Postby merichard87 » Fri May 07, 2010 2:09 pm

TTH wrote:Imagine a cake.

The cake itself is your LSAT score.

The icing is your GPA.

The sprinkles/candy letters/piping are your soft factors.

Bob Dole is your minor.



lol I love this.

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traehekat
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Re: can someone confirm..

Postby traehekat » Fri May 07, 2010 2:10 pm

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lebob
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Re: can someone confirm..

Postby lebob » Fri May 07, 2010 2:11 pm

well, its a minor. so it's probably less valuable than another major.

and double majoring = does jack squat to help you.

so i'm guessing minors help even less

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Re: can someone confirm..

Postby yeff » Fri May 07, 2010 2:12 pm

What the adcomm had for breakfast>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>your minor

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Teoeo
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Re: can someone confirm..

Postby Teoeo » Fri May 07, 2010 2:25 pm

yeff wrote:What the adcomm had for breakfast>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>your minor


funny/sad that this is actually true.




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