Architecture to law school?

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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby laxbrah420 » Thu May 23, 2013 7:42 am

Architecture: first to go in a recession, last to come back.

On the other hand, architecture is basically the opposite of engineering in that you become proficient at many things, though master of none. That may help you, a little bit.

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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu May 23, 2013 10:51 am

ManoftheHour wrote:
beepboopbeep wrote:Would y'all have listened to random people on the internet telling you not to major in the thing you're most interested in when you were 18?

That having been said, it's one thing to ask how to transition from architecture to law school after having first completed the arch degree. It's another to plan for that.

I'll peace out of this thread by saying my major was called Fundamentals: Issues and Texts. Major seems to be either positive (EE/CS) or neutral, though they may worry about your writing ability.


That's legit. And I don't mean that in a sarcastic way. When I was 18, I wanted to major in music. Should have, could have, but didn't. Had I, I would have had close to a 4.0 and enjoyed four years of performance art. My college experience would have been even better. Heck, maybe I would have went somewhere with it.

You know what? OP, do what makes you happy. Do know this: Think very carefully when investing a lot of money into fields that don't yield good job prospects. Every year, thousands of grads exit college with tons of debt and shitty (or no) jobs. Law and architecture are literally two of the worst fields someone can focus on. When you are 18/19/20 years old, it is hard to see yourself as anything but the most awesome and special person in the world. I know because I've been there (as probably most TLSers have at one point in their lives). I'm not saying don't pursue your dreams. Just make sure you have a viable backup plan.


Thing is I totally agree with this, too. It's just hard to get rid of the special-snowflake mindset before you get out there and realize how brutal the job market is. Getting rejected over and over is really the only way to beat it into yourself that just because you think you're the cleverest person to have ever been born, doesn't mean you're entitled to more success than everyone else. Everyone is in it for themselves and you need to provide value.

I wish now that I'd done compsci, and I wish OP would listen to people here. But it's not going to happen. I was deadset on studying poetry and Henry James and other fun, useless stuff, and no one, not even my favorite high school teachers or family friends, could've said anything to change my mind. I don't really regret it, but I do wish I'd taken your advice to have a backup.

I just wonder why OP wants to do architecture then law. It makes absolutely no sense to me.

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Re: Architecture to law school?

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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby 20141023 » Thu May 23, 2013 11:16 am

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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby buddyt » Thu May 23, 2013 1:59 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:I'm not saying don't pursue your dreams. Just make sure you have a viable backup plan.

I am saying don't pursue your dreams if your dreams are bad, which architecture is. You will not be able to make a living.

Right after high school I wanted to own my own recording studio (lol). I started on the path to an AA in Audio Production Technology (lolol) from a local community college.

I quickly realized how important it is to be able to provide for a family, and how hard that is to do if you choose a silly major. I still record local bands on the side, but I switched my major to CIS, and now I have a killer job as an IT consultant making good money and working <40hrs/wk. I still plan on attending law school in the fall, but let me tell you, it feels great to have a legit backup plan.

Don't major in architecture. If you choose not to go to law school, you will be in financial dire straits. Major in something that can get you a job. Below is a complete list of all majors worth getting, from best to worst:
    Computer science/computer engineering/computer systems engineering
    Electrical engineering
    Some other engineering majors (i.e. probably chemical, probably not civil)
    Computer information systems
    Accounting
    Supply chain management
    Finance/Econ
    Literally everything else
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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Thu May 23, 2013 8:25 pm

buddyt wrote: Below is a complete list of all majors worth getting, from best to worst:
    Computer science/computer engineering/computer systems engineering
    Electrical engineering
    Some other engineering majors (i.e. probably chemical, probably not civil)
    Computer information systems
    Accounting
    Finance/Econ
    Literally everything else

I would add operations/supply chain management and get rid of finance/econ, and this list would be good.

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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby buddyt » Fri May 24, 2013 7:10 am

Ghost93 wrote:I would add operations/supply chain management and get rid of finance/econ, and this list would be good.

Forgot about SCM, thanks.

ETA: Not sure if Math belongs in there somewhere. I don't know too much about that career path, but it is part of STEM.

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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri May 24, 2013 9:38 am

buddyt wrote:
Ghost93 wrote:I would add operations/supply chain management and get rid of finance/econ, and this list would be good.

Forgot about SCM, thanks.

ETA: Not sure if Math belongs in there somewhere. I don't know too much about that career path, but it is part of STEM.


The most immediately successful people I know from undergrad did stats, FWIW.

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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Fri May 24, 2013 10:27 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
buddyt wrote:
Ghost93 wrote:I would add operations/supply chain management and get rid of finance/econ, and this list would be good.

Forgot about SCM, thanks.

ETA: Not sure if Math belongs in there somewhere. I don't know too much about that career path, but it is part of STEM.


The most immediately successful people I know from undergrad did stats, FWIW.

What are they doing? I'm curious, I don't know anyone majoring in statistics.

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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby 000ooo000ooo » Sat May 25, 2013 6:15 pm

I guess I may have misspoke. My thoughts were not set on law school, but rather having it as a possible back up if architecture does not appear to be for me.

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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby Br3v » Sat May 25, 2013 6:59 pm

kappycaft1 wrote:OP, while many of the other posters are providing negative feedback, allow me to provide a different (positive) perspective about the choice you are about to make. Just like our country is founded on a sound constitution and system of laws, buildings have to be designed properly and have structural integrity in order to withstand constant use over the span of many years. I think that you would have the opportunity to flourish both during and after law school because the importance of these principles would be deeply ingrained within you as an architect, and both law school admission committees as well as potential employers would recognize and appreciate this. I've studied math for many years, and have finally realized that a negative times a negative equals a positive; accordingly, two negative choices (becoming an architect and going to law school) would doubtlessly cancel each other out and provide you with a meaningful career. Off the top of my head, some of the prestigious positions that await you at big law firms if you decide to go this route are sanitary specialist, secretarial expert, and senior paralegal.


Lol I've never seen you not acting serious

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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby cinephile » Sat May 25, 2013 7:08 pm

000ooo000ooo wrote:I guess I may have misspoke. My thoughts were not set on law school, but rather having it as a possible back up if architecture does not appear to be for me.


That's legit. But you'll need a better back up. Double major and do something worthwhile - engineering, nursing, accounting, etc.

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Re: Architecture to law school?

Postby Br3v » Sat May 25, 2013 7:13 pm

cinephile wrote:
000ooo000ooo wrote:I guess I may have misspoke. My thoughts were not set on law school, but rather having it as a possible back up if architecture does not appear to be for me.


That's legit. But you'll need a better back up. Double major and do something worthwhile - engineering, nursing, accounting, etc.


As you will come to find out OP, law school is something you should only do in certain situations (good school for a good price), thus most of us on here would suggest a back up in case law school isn't a good choice for you, which is very different than having law school be your back up to something else.

If I were you and I loved architecture and could see myself being an architect than I would probably still major in it but keep in mind that majoring (or double majoring) in something more reliable like accounting would probably be safer.

If you are 100% dead set on law school and would die if you didn't go than just major in whatever gives you the highest GPA, but being that most 18 yr olds don't know what they want to do tomorrow let alone after school I wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket like that.




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