Interest in taking science courses during law school

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The_Steppenwolf
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Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby The_Steppenwolf » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:13 pm

Hey all,

My majors are in the liberal arts and in business. I've recently had the opportunity to take some science classes, and I absolutely love the way they're panning out. I think I would like to do something in public interest/patent/educational law (though I concede knowing very little about these fields as a 0L). I'm sure of my desire to be an attorney, but I'd really like to take some science classes at the university I attend for law school (for both personal enjoyment and to explore the possibility of engaging science in my legal practice).

My question: I've already submitted, but is this something I should make apparent to law schools I've applied to? Will they care? If so, how should I go about doing so?

Thanks for your input.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:21 pm

If you like science why law?

Patent law isn't science.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby The_Steppenwolf » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:29 pm

Like I said, I want to practice law. But I enjoy science, and I might want to have contact with it as a lawyer--at the very least, I want to take some classes for personal enjoyment. So: will my desire to do this matter to schools?

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby Ragged » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:30 pm

The_Steppenwolf wrote:Like I said, I want to practice law. But I enjoy science, and I might want to have contact with it as a lawyer--at the very least, I want to take some classes for personal enjoyment. So: will my desire to do this matter to schools?


No.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:34 pm

being a scientist > being a lawyer

However are you taking real science courses or bullshit "for liberal arts majors" science. Basically do you know calculus?

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:46 pm

Desert Fox wrote:being a scientist > being a lawyer

However are you taking real science courses or bullshit "for liberal arts majors" science. Basically do you know calculus?


And how big is your calculator?

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:59 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:being a scientist > being a lawyer

However are you taking real science courses or bullshit "for liberal arts majors" science. Basically do you know calculus?


And how big is your calculator?


Ti-89, non of that fancy shamcny titanium bullshit.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:03 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:being a scientist > being a lawyer

However are you taking real science courses or bullshit "for liberal arts majors" science. Basically do you know calculus?


And how big is your calculator?


Ti-89, non of that fancy shamcny titanium bullshit.


8 years later, there is still a wallet-sized periodic table in the case of my Ti-92. It didn't fit as well in the -89's case.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby DanInALionsDen » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:06 pm

Don't worry. Once you're in law school, as a practical matter, you won't be interested in taking science courses anymore. These delusions are fun to entertain as a 0L though, I'm sure.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby krad » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:08 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:being a scientist > being a lawyer

However are you taking real science courses or bullshit "for liberal arts majors" science. Basically do you know calculus?


And how big is your calculator?


Ti-89, non of that fancy shamcny titanium bullshit.


8 years later, there is still a wallet-sized periodic table in the case of my Ti-92. It didn't fit as well in the -89's case.


Now this is baller.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby merichard87 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:42 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:being a scientist > being a lawyer

However are you taking real science courses or bullshit "for liberal arts majors" science. Basically do you know calculus?


And how big is your calculator?


Ti-89, non of that fancy shamcny titanium bullshit.


89-Titanium got me through three years of electrical engineering. I respect the titanium.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby drdolittle » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:44 pm

DanInALionsDen wrote:Don't worry. Once you're in law school, as a practical matter, you won't be interested in taking science courses anymore. These delusions are fun to entertain as a 0L though, I'm sure.

:lol:

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby 09042014 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:24 am

merichard87 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:being a scientist > being a lawyer

However are you taking real science courses or bullshit "for liberal arts majors" science. Basically do you know calculus?


And how big is your calculator?


Ti-89, non of that fancy shamcny titanium bullshit.


89-Titanium got me through three years of electrical engineering. I respect the titanium.


My non titanium got me through 4 years of EE.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby stratocophic » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:31 am

Desert Fox wrote:
merichard87 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
And how big is your calculator?


Ti-89, non of that fancy shamcny titanium bullshit.


89-Titanium got me through three years of electrical engineering. I respect the titanium.


My non titanium got me through 4 years of EE.
Yeah, but your GPA would have been better with the titanium and you wouldn't be stuck back in school right now

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby Sean1269 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:34 am

go to UC Davis, they offer masters degrees in whatever you can set up with other departments along with JDs.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby r6_philly » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:05 am

I would like to get a MS in CS along with the JD. Stanford's would be best.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby 09042014 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:37 am

stratocophic wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
merichard87 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Ti-89, non of that fancy shamcny titanium bullshit.


89-Titanium got me through three years of electrical engineering. I respect the titanium.


My non titanium got me through 4 years of EE.
Yeah, but your GPA would have been better with the titanium and you wouldn't be stuck back in school right now


Fuck got me there.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby stratocophic » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:44 am

Desert Fox wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
merichard87 wrote:
89-Titanium got me through three years of electrical engineering. I respect the titanium.


My non titanium got me through 4 years of EE.
Yeah, but your GPA would have been better with the titanium and you wouldn't be stuck back in school right now


Fuck got me there.
Same reason I should've upgraded to the 92. Even the titanium 89 wasn't enough to get me through with a worthy GPA.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby KevinP » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:48 am

@OP: If you are truly interested and want to take science classes then by all means take them. Just make sure they do not drop your GPA. Also, schools most likely won't care at all whether you took science classes because USNews doesn't care.
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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:27 am

stratocophic wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
merichard87 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Ti-89, non of that fancy shamcny titanium bullshit.


89-Titanium got me through three years of electrical engineering. I respect the titanium.


My non titanium got me through 4 years of EE.
Yeah, but your GPA would have been better with the titanium and you wouldn't be stuck back in school right now


No titanium TIs yet when I was in school. Had to make do with the plastic. On the bright side, the professors hadn't yet figured out that we could perform operations on matrices on the TIs and so had not yet banned calculators from vector calc tests. Woot.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:28 am

Desert Fox wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:being a scientist > being a lawyer

However are you taking real science courses or bullshit "for liberal arts majors" science. Basically do you know calculus?


And how big is your calculator?


Ti-89, non of that fancy shamcny titanium bullshit.


Just a hint. Real science courses don't let you use a graphing calculator...

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby rundoxierun » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:48 am

bigkahuna2020 wrote:
Just a hint. Real science courses don't let you use a graphing calculator...


Huh?? Most real science classes dont require anything higher than college algebra with maybe a little calc. Unless you are attempting to show that only physics=real science?

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby r6_philly » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:14 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
bigkahuna2020 wrote:
Just a hint. Real science courses don't let you use a graphing calculator...


Huh?? Most real science classes dont require anything higher than college algebra with maybe a little calc. Unless you are attempting to show that only physics=real science?


Most natural sciences are not calculator heavy. You guys are talking about engineering classes. I did not need a graphing calculator nor a computer (only for typing/printing) for my UG studies.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby 09042014 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:40 pm

bigkahuna2020 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
And how big is your calculator?


Ti-89, non of that fancy shamcny titanium bullshit.


Just a hint. Real science courses don't let you use a graphing calculator...


Yea most of my EE courses didn't allow any calculators.

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Re: Interest in taking science courses during law school

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:57 pm

bigkahuna2020 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:being a scientist > being a lawyer

However are you taking real science courses or bullshit "for liberal arts majors" science. Basically do you know calculus?


And how big is your calculator?


Ti-89, non of that fancy shamcny titanium bullshit.


Just a hint. Real science courses don't let you use a graphing calculator...


Huh. Guess I was just imagining carrying my -92 through four years of chem and physics. (Engineering major, chem minor) Thanks for setting me straight.




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