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I'm currently in my junior year of undergrad at a public ivy, double majoring in finance and math. Originally had some other career plans, and didn't decide on law school until this year. I'm wondering what/if any effect having 2 fairly difficult majors while keeping a 3.8+ will have on my application? Obviously it won't hurt me, but I'm wondering if law schools put that much weight into it or if it could make up for the fact that I'm not overly involved in school-related organizations. Thanks.
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cinephile wrote:While the double major may not help for law school, it would help if you ever want to get a job in another field.
This. Though in my experience as a former econ/math double major, the fact that you have significant mathematical coursework is more important for most jobs than a math major. If you can get a minor that would still be worthwhile.
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I have a 4.0 in both my majors, and I like both of them. At my school its the rare student who doesn't double, so maybe that influenced my decision. No regrets, but it is extra work and its only worth it if you genuinely want to study both fields, not because of any leg up in law school since it doesn't really help.
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dextermorgan wrote:sundance95 wrote:Public Ivy is a term from a book written in the 70s IIRC. I believe that Berkeley, UVA, and Michigan are Public Ivies, as well as UVA.
Blatant UVA trolling.
Hahaha, that was completely Freudian, I swears it. That was supposed to be W&M...
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