how important is major / minor!?

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how important is major / minor!?

Postby jaminben » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:24 am

I'm a poli sci major i know a lot of pre-law people are too so i minored in geological sciences but, honestly does major/minor really matter at all?

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Re: how important is major / minor!?

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:26 am

jaminben wrote:I'm a poli sci major i know a lot of pre-law people are too so i minored in geological sciences but, honestly does major/minor really matter at all?


1. Minor in Geology
2. Go to Law School.
3. ???
4. Profit!

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Re: how important is major / minor!?

Postby xyzzzzzzzz » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:27 am

Not at all, with the possible exception of hard science.

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Re: how important is major / minor!?

Postby Locke N. Lawded » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:28 am

jaminben wrote:I'm a poli sci major i know a lot of pre-law people are too so i minored in geological sciences but, honestly does major/minor really matter at all?


Nope. LSAT/GPA matter. Take the classes that you want and do your best.

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Re: how important is major / minor!?

Postby cardinalandgold » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:28 am

Not unless you want Patent/IP Law. Otherwise, focus on your GPA and LSAT.

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Re: how important is major / minor!?

Postby Moxie » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:29 am

xyzzzzzzzz wrote:Not at all, with the possible exception of hard science.


+1. And possibly Math majors.

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Re: how important is major / minor!?

Postby jaminben » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:30 am

prezidentv8 wrote:
jaminben wrote:I'm a poli sci major i know a lot of pre-law people are too so i minored in geological sciences but, honestly does major/minor really matter at all?


1. Minor in Geology
2. Go to Law School.
3. ???
4. Profit!



lol whats that mean?

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Re: how important is major / minor!?

Postby s0ph1e2007 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:38 am

what about double major versus single major?

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Re: how important is major / minor!?

Postby Locke N. Lawded » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:41 am

cardinalandgold wrote:Not unless you want Patent/IP Law. Otherwise, focus on your GPA and LSAT.


Agreed...if IP is a goal, engineering or other hard science is a must. Right now, electrical engineers are most sought after for IP jobs. Don't get lured into doing so-called "soft IP"--copyrights and trademarks--as most firms will go for someone who can do patents as well, for which you need the hard sciences.

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Re: how important is major / minor!?

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:54 am

s0ph1e2007 wrote:what about double major versus single major?


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Re: how important is major / minor!?

Postby Locke N. Lawded » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:03 am

s0ph1e2007 wrote:what about double major versus single major?


Only bother with this if you honestly want to bust your ass for all four years without a break. I have never heard of someone getting into a top school because they double majored. In fact, you risk jeopardizing your GPA, because the requirements to obtain the double major are often very rigorous and students find themselves having trouble keeping up.

If you don't have enough work to do in undergrad, start working on your LSAT, which is really the biggest single component of your application to law school.

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Re: how important is major / minor!?

Postby horriblegb » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:49 am

jaminben wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:
jaminben wrote:I'm a poli sci major i know a lot of pre-law people are too so i minored in geological sciences but, honestly does major/minor really matter at all?


1. Minor in Geology
2. Go to Law School.
3. ???
4. Profit!



lol whats that mean?



ever watch a show called "South Park" haha




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