NoBladesNoBows wrote:SDviaVA wrote:Rather than asking what choice is best for getting into law school, I would ask which choice is best for becoming a lawyer.
Legal employers care about your undergrad's "prestige factor." Not as much as your law school's, but it is considered. That being said, I haven't heard much about either of the schools you mentioned, but I live in he mid-atlantic, so they may be more well know in Florida.
CS adds a unique spin on your situation bc if you want to go into patent law CS majors are in HIGH demand. You would have a great chance of getting a patent prosecution gig if you had a degree in CS from anywhere. And patent prosecution pays great.
Lastly I would add that if you are not interested in CS then you will not do well it the major and you will not have the grades to get into a decent law school. If you are sure you went to go to law school, you might want to major in something you are interested in, where you can get the best grades. But the risk here is if you decide not to go to law school later, it would be nice to have a major that makes you employable.
Law Schools do not care about your undergrad's preftige factor outside of HYPSCCM vs. everything accredited vs. University of Phoenix et al., and even then it is inconsequential compared to even a tenth of a point on GPA.
Yes, I agree, but if you read my post I was referring to LEGAL EMPLOYERS (i.e law firms) - who DO care about undergrad prestige. Im not sure if you misread my post or your are making a point totally unrelated to my post?