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Guchster
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Re: Undergrad Major

Postby Guchster » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:14 pm

LoyalRebel wrote:
Guchster wrote:
LoyalRebel wrote:Woa there cowboy (um..). You should make an effort to read what I said before resorting to provocative acronyms (rofld, but seriously gtfo). First of all, when I recommended those two majors, I was not addressing the issue of law school admissions. I was addressing the issue of employability.

Second, it was my opinion. While I did not major in English, I would imagine that it teaches you to write correctly. This is good, and writing correctly helps with LRW, no?


keeps sperging.

you can't be serious in asserting that English is more attractive at OCI/EIP (i.e., employability) than a science major. that crap doesn't even matter. by then it's all about grades/ you're ability to calm down you assburgerz. even then, with a hard science background you get nice avenues open up that aren't available to degrees in the humanities.

Well, its true that an English major writes in English. That is helpful. They write a lot in English developing bad habits of excessive, flowery language with an emphasis on syntax as much as content. The difference is that the science writer has to dig through databases through strategic searches to write a cogent argument that persuades the reader that her interpretation of the data is the correct- replace data with "statute" and you can hand me my money.

Your opinions are stupid and misleading for 0L poasters.

ETA: When 350/400 people in your class majored in English/History, you stand out for employers by majoring in something different. Just a shame that this difference won't help get you into lawl school in the first place.


You're acting really immature so I'm not going to argue with you. But I leave you with 2 things:

1. A science background is only attractive to something like patent law, whereas English appeals to a much broader scale of employers.

2. It's spelled "poster." Sorry, that was just bugging me.


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Re: Undergrad Major

Postby nsbane » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:20 pm

XxMVPxX wrote:
Kikero wrote:
I don't necessarily think it's worth stating either, I was just saying that it wouldn't hurt you if you worded it like in your above post. I don't see how a school would care that you have a relative that went to their undergrad. Conventional wisdom says that numbers are all that really matter, but even for soft factors, having a relative who graduated from the school's undergraduate program isn't high up on the list.


I'll probably end up doing it in some subtle way like I did in the previous post, I mean it really can't hurt and can only help. It's not like they'd see it and think "How dare he try to use his cousin to get admitted here, DENIED!"


It will help as much as writing that your favorite colors happen to be their school colors.

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Re: Undergrad Major

Postby XxMVPxX » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:57 pm

nsbane wrote:
It will help as much as writing that your favorite colors happen to be their school colors.


I guess we'll see, like I said I don't want to leave any stones unturned and it can only help, there's no risk involved.

EDIT - one of their colors does happen to be my favorite.

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Re: Undergrad Major

Postby jessuf » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:27 am

Guchster wrote:Well, its true that an English major writes in English. That is helpful. They write a lot in English developing bad habits of excessive, flowery language with an emphasis on syntax as much as content. The difference is that the science writer has to dig through databases through strategic searches to write a cogent argument that persuades the reader that her interpretation of the data is the correct- replace data with "statute" and you can hand me my money.


This. Legal writing is nothing like the crap writing they do in any of the social science majors like English. I did a lot of academic writing during graduate school before I came to law school. I of course thought I would have an advantage because I was a "skilled writer." Didn't happen. I had to teach myself how to write all over again.

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Re: Undergrad Major

Postby Gail » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:41 am

Honest opinion. I don't think any major will give you much of a leg up other than IP.

Most legal employers should know that whatever your knowledge was going into law school, its dated now. At best it gives you something to talk about and indicate the direction you want to go with your law degree.

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Re: Undergrad Major

Postby XxMVPxX » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:27 pm

Can someone please link me to the page here where it gives definitions for all the legal jargin people use on here. Google has not been friendly.

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Re: Undergrad Major

Postby Kikero » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:34 pm

XxMVPxX wrote:Can someone please link me to the page here where it gives definitions for all the legal jargin people use on here. Google has not been friendly.


A lot of it is here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18478

Not all is on the first page though, you have to go through the thread for some stuff.

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Re: Undergrad Major

Postby XxMVPxX » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:21 pm

Kikero wrote:
A lot of it is here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18478

Not all is on the first page though, you have to go through the thread for some stuff.

Thanks bruh




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