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Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby cl101 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:27 pm

I'm considering law school down the line, and am currently going for a Biology major. I'm interested in the subject and feel it's a more useful degree than something like Poly Sci if law school doesn't end up working out. While I'd most like to go the law route, I'm also considering physical therapy, so bio will allow me to get those pre-reqs done. I'm considering adding a minor in Art History (because I simply LOVE the subject), Social Thought or Philosophy.

So what did you do? Any double majors/minors?

I should add that I LOVE history as well and would minor in that if it were possible. I'm seriously considering going for a double major in Bio/History (then I probably wouldn't do the art history minor, though I plan to take a few classes in that anyway because frankly, if I knew I could make a good living with Art History I'd do it in a heartbeat)
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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:27 pm

Biology is almost as useless as poli sci

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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby cl101 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:46 pm

Ghost93 wrote:Biology is almost as useless as poli sci


Yes, but I would plan to head to PT school. Basically, I'm really set on either law school or PT school (and yes, I understand these are two totally different things). The reality is that, at least to me, it seems it's virtually impossible to really make a good living and have a great career without some sort of graduate degree. Correct me if I'm wrong

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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby CalAlumni » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:18 pm

sociology

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Postby twenty » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:47 am

CalAlumni wrote:sociology

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Postby BlueLotus » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:35 am

Major in Sociology & Anthropology
Minor in Spanish (Consider becoming fluent or at least proficient in a foreign language, particularly Spanish, if you wanna go the PI route. This came up in the interview of my current summer gig)

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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby cl101 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:00 am

Thanks for the feedback

In terms of languages, I'm already nearly fluent in French and plan to take Spanish as well, since I plan to practice in California (and frankly, Spanish is useful no matter where you live in the US)

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Postby simplycatalina » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:49 am

Major in Media Studies and Minor in Public Policy

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Postby senorhosh » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:28 pm

If you're looking for a backup, go for a finance/econ major.

It's about similar in terms of difficulty to biology, but a bit more math (it might be a tad bit more difficult). It's def. a great major as a back up

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Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:30 pm

senorhosh wrote:If you're looking for a backup, go for a finance/econ major.

It's about similar in terms of difficulty to biology, but a bit more math (it might be a tad bit more difficult). It's def. a great major as a back up


fosho. ibanking pays the same, if you don't mind occasionally being spat on walking into the office

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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby Bronte » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:37 pm

Finance. I think it's the best degree for law school if you plan to go the big law route. Accounting is more practical in terms of non-law options, but it's less interesting and not as helpful for law unless you want to do tax. If you want to do tax, getting a MACC and working for a few years as a CPA would be great.

If you're gonna do science, something that's good for IP and also provides good non-law options would be best.

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Postby Nova » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:05 pm

Political science

Come at me bro

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Postby Tom Joad » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:27 pm

Criminal Justice.

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Postby 1239152 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:15 am

Classical Latin / international relations

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Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:20 am

Applied mathematics. Its everything "finance/econ" has and everything it wishes it was.

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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby Devlin » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:32 pm

cl101 wrote:
Ghost93 wrote:Biology is almost as useless as poli sci


Yes, but I would plan to head to PT school. Basically, I'm really set on either law school or PT school (and yes, I understand these are two totally different things). The reality is that, at least to me, it seems it's virtually impossible to really make a good living and have a great career without some sort of graduate degree. Correct me if I'm wrong


You are not wrong. It does not matter what your undergrad degree is in for law school. However, if you are really thinking law school and you cannot maintain a killer GPA w/ biology then I would think about going an easier route. Also, if you like art history and don't have to go to school an extra semester by all means minor in it.

However, if you are on the fence then definitely do biology and consider PT school.


FWIW- poli sci/history double major here.


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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:43 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:http://www.phil.ufl.edu/ugrad/whatis/LSATtable.html

Relevant


Again: see my earlier post.

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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby laotze » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:47 pm

The single greatest undergraduate degree on earth:
http://yalecollege.yale.edu/content/mathematics-and-philosophy

Edit for clarification: Not my major, just throwing it out there ftw.
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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:51 pm

History. It has helped me in life to the extent that I am reasonably good at some categories on Jeopardy.

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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby Devlin » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:42 pm

francesfarmer wrote:History. It has helped me in life to the extent that I am reasonably good at some categories on Jeopardy.


I found my history major has made me a sought after free agent at bar trivia nights.

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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby Sourrudedude » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:09 pm

laotze wrote:The single greatest undergraduate degree on earth:
http://yalecollege.yale.edu/content/mathematics-and-philosophy

Edit for clarification: Not my major, just throwing it out there ftw.


Didn't know that was a thing but I always thought thought a math/philosophy double-major would be great.

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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby laotze » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:16 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:
laotze wrote:The single greatest undergraduate degree on earth:
http://yalecollege.yale.edu/content/mathematics-and-philosophy

Edit for clarification: Not my major, just throwing it out there ftw.


Didn't know that was a thing but I always thought thought a math/philosophy double-major would be great.


One of my best best friends from UG majored in Physics and Philosophy, and god has it made for some fantastic 4AM conversations.
He now works in explosives testing and design for a major aeronautics company and writes poetry/political essays as well as freerunning/parkouring in his spare time. One of the most awesome people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby A-Modest-Proposal » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:28 pm

Government and English double major with an Econ minor

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Re: Current Law Students/Grads: What was your major?

Postby KittyLaredo » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:38 pm

History major (with concentration in the history of slavery and the civil rights movement) with minors in Art History and Education




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