double majoring psychology and business law

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kinglew
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double majoring psychology and business law

Postby kinglew » Tue May 11, 2010 3:52 pm

I'm a freshman psychology major now and i'm thinking about double majoring in business law
due to me being interested in the entertainment/ip law field. Would this give me a slight boost in admissions?
Also how well will the double major look post grad? or is it even worth it to do it?

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Re: double majoring psychology and business law

Postby JimHalpert » Tue May 11, 2010 3:56 pm

-No
-Won't matter
-Only if you are intrinsically interested in it

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Re: double majoring psychology and business law

Postby kinglew » Mon May 24, 2010 5:10 am

so if my interests after law school are entertainment law and the intellectual property side of it dealing with contracts, trademarks etc, would having this second major in business law put me at a significant advantage for getting hired in big law firm?

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Re: double majoring psychology and business law

Postby rando » Mon May 24, 2010 5:39 am

Maybe just to give you something to talk about in interviews. But firms don't care about your undergrad major unless you're going IP

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Re: double majoring psychology and business law

Postby quickquestionthanks » Mon May 24, 2010 5:44 am

kinglew wrote:so if my interests after law school are entertainment law and the intellectual property side of it dealing with contracts, trademarks etc, would having this second major in business law put me at a significant advantage for getting hired in big law firm?



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Re: double majoring psychology and business law

Postby Kohinoor » Mon May 24, 2010 9:21 pm

Excellent thread so far.

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Re: double majoring psychology and business law

Postby megaTTTron » Mon May 24, 2010 9:23 pm

Kohinoor wrote:Excellent thread so far.


+1.

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Re: double majoring psychology and business law

Postby TexasDemocrat » Mon May 24, 2010 9:50 pm

kinglew wrote:I'm a freshman psychology major now and i'm thinking about double majoring in business law
due to me being interested in the entertainment/ip law field. Would this give me a slight boost in admissions?
Also how well will the double major look post grad? or is it even worth it to do it?


Choose something easy. I started out as a Computer Engineering major and dropped it when I decided I wanted to go into law. Your UG major won't matter at all so pick something that will boost your GPA.

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Re: double majoring psychology and business law

Postby lostjake » Mon May 24, 2010 10:02 pm

If only we could all go into entertainment law...

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Re: double majoring psychology and business law

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue May 25, 2010 12:02 pm

Law schools do not care what your undergrad major is. They do not care if you double major. Law school may actually be made more difficult because ungrad programs that try and give their students a legal understanding usually eff it up and end up putting their students in a worse position for law school than a non-legal major would.

I'll use a metaphor. Think of your legal mind like a plot of land, and a law school professor like a constuction firm. It's easier for that construction firm to put in a nice building if they don't first have to remove the disaster left by some undergraduate legal studies professor with access to a cement truck, a backhoe, and an unlimited supply of scotch.

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Re: double majoring psychology and business law

Postby Iconoclast » Tue May 25, 2010 9:22 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Law schools do not care what your undergrad major is. They do not care if you double major. Law school may actually be made more difficult because ungrad programs that try and give their students a legal understanding usually eff it up and end up putting their students in a worse position for law school than a non-legal major would.

I'll use a metaphor. Think of your legal mind like a plot of land, and a law school professor like a constuction firm. It's easier for that construction firm to put in a nice building if they don't first have to remove the disaster left by some undergraduate legal studies professor with access to a cement truck, a backhoe, and an unlimited supply of scotch.


Don't hate on the scotch!

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Re: double majoring psychology and business law

Postby uwb09 » Wed May 26, 2010 10:38 am

Bildungsroman wrote:Law schools do not care what your undergrad major is. They do not care if you double major. Law school may actually be made more difficult because ungrad programs that try and give their students a legal understanding usually eff it up and end up putting their students in a worse position for law school than a non-legal major would.

I'll use a metaphor. Think of your legal mind like a plot of land, and a law school professor like a constuction firm. It's easier for that construction firm to put in a nice building if they don't first have to remove the disaster left by some undergraduate legal studies professor with access to a cement truck, a backhoe, and an unlimited supply of scotch.

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