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ATB150
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Law Minor

Postby ATB150 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:31 am

I know that law schools dislike it when people major in things like "Pre-Law" or "Legal Studies." What about minors though? If I minor in something like "Philosophy, Politics and Law" or "Legal Studies" or "Law and Society" will T14 law schools look down on this?

Thanks!

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Re: Law Minor

Postby Grizz » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:36 am

ATB150 wrote:I know that law schools dislike it when people major in things like "Pre-Law" or "Legal Studies." What about minors though? If I minor in something like "Philosophy, Politics and Law" or "Legal Studies" or "Law and Society" will T14 law schools look down on this?

Thanks!


I don't really think they give a shit, honestly. Just do whatever you want. Don't expect it to help in lol school though.

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Re: Law Minor

Postby jkay » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:00 pm

Law schools don't care at all what you major in. Underwater Basket Disassembly with a 4.0 trumps Business with a 3.0.

The end.

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Re: Law Minor

Postby LurkerNoMore » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:17 pm

Why minor in something you plan on spending 3 years studying at a professional school?

Major/minor in something that will give you other options besides law school. Doing so won't hurt your law school chances (unless you tank your grades) and might give you a good plan b so that you don't become one of the chorus of "but I have no other choice but go into $100,000 more debt even though job prospects aren't that great" folks out there.

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Re: Law Minor

Postby dr123 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:25 pm

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Re: Law Minor

Postby serdog » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:00 am

rad law wrote:I don't really think they give a shit, honestly. Just do whatever you want. Don't expect it to help in lol school though.

I think the reason is the coloration to poor LSAT scores from pre-law majors

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Re: Law Minor

Postby retake » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:14 am

rad law wrote:I don't really think they give a shit, honestly. Just do whatever you want. Don't expect it to help in lol school though.


Legend.

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Re: Law Minor

Postby Cupidity » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:17 am

Pre-Law SERIOUSLY HELPS in law school. Of course this isn't true of all programs, but my pre-law minor was very useful and practical. I read about 2/3's of all my con-law and crim-law cases before I got here, I also understood bluebooking which is priceless.

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Re: Law Minor

Postby megaTTTron » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:23 pm

jkay wrote:Law schools don't care at all what you major in. Underwater Basket Disassembly with a 4.0 trumps Business with a 3.0.

The end.




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