Physics Major, 3.54 / 160

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donato20
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Physics Major, 3.54 / 160

Postby donato20 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:01 pm

Hards: 160 LSAT, 3.54 overall GPA, majoring in physics with a minor in mathematics
Softs: 3 years of undergraduate research experience, decent LORs, decent PS (hopefully), active volunteering through physics club, sports

Schools I'm applying to, in descending order of preference:

George Mason
UNC
U Richmond
William and Mary
Wake Forest
U Maryland
Temple
Rutgers (Camden)

The 160 LSAT was without much studying....I'll be retaking the LSAT in October...after a summer of extensive independent studying and a prep course I'm shooting for at least a 165 this time.

What are my chances of getting in? Any chance of getting $$$ from any of them?
All thoughts/advice greatly appreciated!

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Re: Physics Major, 3.54 / 160

Postby Bronx Bum » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:01 pm

retake

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Re: Physics Major, 3.54 / 160

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:06 pm

I know this post won't be helpful, but you are the first person I have ever seen who had George Mason at the top of their list.

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Re: Physics Major, 3.54 / 160

Postby donato20 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:09 pm

Haha why, what's wrong with George Mason?

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Re: Physics Major, 3.54 / 160

Postby JCougar » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:15 pm

As someone who used to be a physics major who got into business and then eventually law, my only question is: why not stick with physics?

Law is only a partly rational field that punishes creativity and originality and consists of endless dull, repetitive work. I'd love to be back in physics again, but I'm too old to go into a PhD program.

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Re: Physics Major, 3.54 / 160

Postby Z3RO » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:16 pm

Bronx Bum wrote:retake

reread

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Re: Physics Major, 3.54 / 160

Postby donato20 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:24 pm

JCougar wrote:As someone who used to be a physics major who got into business and then eventually law, my only question is: why not stick with physics?

Law is only a partly rational field that punishes creativity and originality and consists of endless dull, repetitive work. I'd love to be back in physics again, but I'm too old to go into a PhD program.


I'm mainly interested in Intellectual Property. Job prospects for those with only undergraduate physics degrees are basically zero at the moment and I don't really want to go to grad school for physics for numerous reasons, namely because I just don't think I would excel there.

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Re: Physics Major, 3.54 / 160

Postby ThomasMN » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:42 pm

donato20 wrote:
JCougar wrote:As someone who used to be a physics major who got into business and then eventually law, my only question is: why not stick with physics?

Law is only a partly rational field that punishes creativity and originality and consists of endless dull, repetitive work. I'd love to be back in physics again, but I'm too old to go into a PhD program.


I'm mainly interested in Intellectual Property. Job prospects for those with only undergraduate physics degrees are basically zero at the moment and I don't really want to go to grad school for physics for numerous reasons, namely because I just don't think I would excel there.


What makes you think you would succeed in law? I'm not trying to be sarcastic, but getting a law degree is not going to necessarily make you any more employable than you are right now. Not to mention it will cost you a lot of money!




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