Course Distribution?

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aspiringapplicant
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Course Distribution?

Postby aspiringapplicant » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:15 am

Most JD websites suggest applicants undertake a broad and depth curriculum. But what does it mean? I'm currently in a college that does not have Core. I want to double in Econ & IR but the required courses for both majors will take up about two third of all the courses i will take. Besides majors, I still want to take lots of courses in English and Philosophy. So there's probably no time for physical science. Is this a bad sign? Should I just pursue a major and take as many courses from as many departments as I can?

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Mce252
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Re: Course Distribution?

Postby Mce252 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:20 am

aspiringapplicant wrote:Most JD websites suggest applicants undertake a broad and depth curriculum. But what does it mean? I'm currently in a college that does not have Core. I want to double in Econ & IR but the required courses for both majors will take up about two third of all the courses i will take. Besides majors, I still want to take lots of courses in English and Philosophy. So there's probably no time for physical science. Is this a bad sign? Should I just pursue a major and take as many courses from as many departments as I can?



I doubt that the author meant broad in the sense that you are thinking. You don't need to get a little bit of everything during your undergraduate years. Find something challenging that requires reading, writing and a lot of critical analysis. Having one-third of your classes open should be plenty for whatever electives you want to take.

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Re: Course Distribution?

Postby Leira7905 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:34 am

Major in something you enjoy and are good at and get a 4.0... The GPA itself is more important than anything (other than the LSAT) for getting into law school. That being said, it's also a good idea to major in something that will give you good employment options after graduation should you decide not to (or are unable to) go to LS.

My two cents. :D




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