Question about Law School

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Question about Law School

Postby marauder » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:11 am

I am a business major, and I want to double major in Law. In law I want my focus to be entertainment. I want to learn about contracts, publishing and things of that sort. I do not know anything about Law besides court show on tv. Now my questions are, do I need to major in pre-law, and what are the best schools for this? FYI I did google but none of the schools it showed, had entertainment law as a major.

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Re: Question about Law School

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:16 am

marauder wrote:I am a business major, and I want to double major in Law. In law I want my focus to be entertainment. I want to learn about contracts, publishing and things of that sort. I do not know anything about Law besides court show on tv. Now my questions are, do I need to major in pre-law, and what are the best schools for this? FYI I did google but none of the schools it showed, had entertainment law as a major.


You don't double major in law, you go to law school and get a JD.

No there no need for a pre-law degree, and in fact many law schools really don't like "pre-law" as a major. Business is a perfectly fine major for law school. Just get the best GPA you can get(3.7+ if you want any shot at Harvard or Yale). The most important part of the application is your LSAT.

Law schools don't have a major. Some have concentrations in business law, but nobody really cares. Every school will have business law classes.

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Re: Question about Law School

Postby marauder » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:25 am

Thank You,

I know you can't double major in pre-law. I was asking should I double because I am still an undergraduate. I am having trouble looking at 2 year law school for this, can you recommend any?

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Re: Question about Law School

Postby 09042014 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:27 am

marauder wrote:Thank You,

I know you can't double major in pre-law. I was asking should I double because I am still an undergraduate. I am having trouble looking at 2 year law school for this, can you recommend any?


No need to double major at all. Law schools don't care.

There really aren't 2 year law schools. Northwestern has one, but its aimed at people who have extensive work experience and need to get back into the market fast. You almost 99.99% wouldn't be accepted to it.

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Re: Question about Law School

Postby marauder » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:34 am

Appreciate the help and last question for now, for someone just getting into law, what books would you recommend I read?

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Re: Question about Law School

Postby Giller » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:02 pm

marauder wrote:Appreciate the help and last question for now, for someone just getting into law, what books would you recommend I read?


Lots of LSAT prep books...

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Re: Question about Law School

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:07 pm

OP, you need to relax on the law thing. The ONLY thing you can POSSIBLY do to help yourself right now is to get the highest GPA in whatever major you feel like doing. Your major doesn't matter to law schools and to be quite frank, most good undergrad schools don't offer a "pre-law" major at all. Your school most likely has a pre-professional advising office (for students thinking about law or med school after graduation) and an advisor there should be able to walk you through some things.

Browse these forums a bit more if you want to know more about what the application process is like. Chances are, any and all questions you have about law school at this point have been answered somewhere in these threads.

Remember: STUDY STUDY STUDY right now.




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