Pre-law as a second major, end up hurting app?

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sach1282
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Pre-law as a second major, end up hurting app?

Postby sach1282 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:17 pm

I double majored in Philosophy and Pre-Law, but the more I read, the more I see admissions offices hating on pre-law. Adding pre-law was basically an afterthought, I only put it as a major because, with the classes I was already taking, I would end up fulfilling the requirements without even doing anything. Now however, I'm doubting that decision. So my question is, could a 2nd major as pre-law actually hurt my application?

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Re: Pre-law as a second major, end up hurting app?

Postby tourdeforcex » Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:55 pm

no

let me qualify. probably not.

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Re: Pre-law as a second major, end up hurting app?

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:00 pm

I didn't even know pre-law was a real major.

It won't affect your app either way.

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Re: Pre-law as a second major, end up hurting app?

Postby Imsoscrewed » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:42 pm

I got in with a double major in Finance and Poli-Sci (pre-law).
It really mostly depends upon your grades and LSAT. I had good grades and a mediocre LSAT, yet managed to get into a pretty good school. Of course I should disclaim that I had some unique life and work experience as well.

We all have (perceived) weaknesses. Those who it could be argued to be exempt from this category comprise a very small percentage of most law school classes. The key is minimizing your flaws while maximizing your strengths.

As an aside, I'll say that being worried about stuff like this is the beginning of your torture as a law student. You will be doubly (if not triply) worried about exams, law review, 1L summer employment, and 2L OCI. Not to mention the bar-exam and MPRE. This will all be compounded by the complex most law students have about being dumber than everyone else in the class (although we are all at a fairly similar intelligence level).

Hope this helps.




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