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Lido997
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Legal Employment and Undergrad Degree

Postby Lido997 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:44 pm

I have been pursuing the forums around here but have been unable to find a straight forward answer for this question: How much does your undergrad degree matter when finding legal employment? I know that if you want to work in IP you should have a hard science degree but what about things like Enviro Law or Health Law? Do these require an Environmental Science or Biology Degree respectively? I guess the meat of my question is that I made the unfortunate mistake of getting a liberal arts degree and was wondering if this would limit my options in the legal field.

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cinephile
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Re: Legal Employment and Undergrad Degree

Postby cinephile » Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:19 pm

Don't worry about it, you'll be fine. Everything you need to learn, you'll learn in your first job.

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Re: Legal Employment and Undergrad Degree

Postby Void » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:08 pm

Lido997 wrote:I have been pursuing the forums around here but have been unable to find a straight forward answer for this question: How much does your undergrad degree matter when finding legal employment? I know that if you want to work in IP you should have a hard science degree but what about things like Enviro Law or Health Law? Do these require an Environmental Science or Biology Degree respectively? I guess the meat of my question is that I made the unfortunate mistake of getting a liberal arts degree and was wondering if this would limit my options in the legal field.


Your UG degree is totally irrelevant unless you're heading to IP. otherwise it only comes up as random conversation filler, like "oh you were a history major? That's cool. Hey, did you hear it might rain?"

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Re: Legal Employment and Undergrad Degree

Postby guano » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:42 pm

Your undergrad degree is like a soft on a law school application - might serve as a tie breaker, but really quite meaningless

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Re: Legal Employment and Undergrad Degree

Postby bk1 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:43 pm

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