Practice Area for Math Lovers?

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walnuto
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Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby walnuto » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:13 pm

Hi all,

I am currently researching areas of law that I may be interested in pursuing. I'm a 1L at a HYSCCN school. I majored in mathematics in college, and I absolutely loved the abstractions, problem solving, and logical reasoning. Could anybody suggest some practice areas that I could look into which may relate to math? Are there any practice areas where math majors may have an advantage? I understand that I likely cannot do patent without additional science coursework.

Thank you!

Kevin Arnold
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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby Kevin Arnold » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:31 pm

Bankruptcy? Tax? I'm sure it would come in handy for most types of law.

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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby 06102016 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:43 pm

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Crowing
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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby Crowing » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:58 am

slack_academic wrote:Tagging so I know which options aren't for me.


lol +1

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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby crazyrobin » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:12 am

Tagging I am interested in this area as well. Statistics in UG, will apply 2013-2014 cycle.

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Justin Genious
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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby Justin Genious » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:37 pm

Family Law.

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Ramius
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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby Ramius » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:49 pm

You're at HYSCCN, just make up Math Law and teach it for the next 50 years. You'll make bank.

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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby Blessedassurance » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:52 pm

Justin Genious wrote:Family Law.


underrated

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Hattori Hanzo
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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:08 pm

Anti-trust. Lots of heavy stat modeling.

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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby hohenheim » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:13 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:Anti-trust. Lots of heavy stat modeling.


True, but even then, you're just going to be hiring a consulting economist to testify (assuming we're talking about litigation). So it would be useful when interpreting an expert report, but you wouldn't actually be doing the modeling yourself.

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Aawaldrop
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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby Aawaldrop » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:30 pm

Math Phd

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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby Shmoopy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:46 pm

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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby BigJT » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:20 am

Shmoopy wrote:Tax law. Structuring cash flows to minimize taxes is fairly mathematical. Idk really though, I'm an Ivy League UG math major who applied this cycle and will probably be deferring somewhere while I try to get an entry level actuary job.


If you are good at math, why would you go to law school? Seriously, go get a job now (one that is probably better than what most lawyers will get after law school), and if you still have the itch for more education in a couple of years, get an MBA.

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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby dingbat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:52 am

BigJT wrote:
Shmoopy wrote:Tax law. Structuring cash flows to minimize taxes is fairly mathematical. Idk really though, I'm an Ivy League UG math major who applied this cycle and will probably be deferring somewhere while I try to get an entry level actuary job.


If you are good at math, why would you go to law school? Seriously, go get a job now (one that is probably better than what most lawyers will get after law school), and if you still have the itch for more education in a couple of years, get an MBA.

An MS in quant is more useful

eljefe_dy
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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby eljefe_dy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:41 pm

walnuto wrote:Hi all,

I am currently researching areas of law that I may be interested in pursuing. I'm a 1L at a HYSCCN school. I majored in mathematics in college, and I absolutely loved the abstractions, problem solving, and logical reasoning. Could anybody suggest some practice areas that I could look into which may relate to math? Are there any practice areas where math majors may have an advantage? I understand that I likely cannot do patent without additional science coursework.

Thank you!


You may consider Bird Law - hear it's an up-and-coming area and requires quantitative and spatial aptitude.

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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby ze2151 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:45 pm

i'm also a math person but have not found tax to be a good fit at all, even though you'd think it would be.

if it were me, given the enthusiasm you're showing for math, i'd bag law school entirely. math skills are worth more than anything the average law school could teach you.

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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby Shmoopy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:55 pm

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Re: Practice Area for Math Lovers?

Postby sbalive » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:06 pm

Patent lit. Perfect fit both in subject area knowledge (problematic patents in CS/EE are basically math) + the thinking you have to do. Math major is only disqualifying if you want to do prosecution.

Also LOL at people suggesting Math PhDs and getting a job that requires an undergrad math degree.




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