Classics: best pre-law major?

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Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby Luke_Lawyer19 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:15 pm

What do you guy's think about the claim that Classics is the most advantageous pre-law major?

Does the claim stand or does it fall?

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:16 pm

The best pre-law major is electrical engineering.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby Luke_Lawyer19 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:18 pm

How so?

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:19 pm

Who has made this claim?

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:19 pm

You will be the most employable.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby rad lulz » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:21 pm

I dunno IAFG, OCI employers asked me to read and analyze passages from Catullus on the spot and I KILLED IT

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:24 pm

IAFG wrote:The best pre-law major is electrical engineering.


Computer Science. Just as in demand, but it's easier.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby Luke_Lawyer19 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:25 pm


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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby ph14 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:25 pm

Economics would probably be one of the more useful ones. Maybe English too.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:26 pm


Knowing legal terminology is less than worthless.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby Clearly » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:26 pm

Whatever gives you the best security in case law doesn't work out.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:27 pm



I dunno grammer and someone is paying me 160 thousand dollars a year to be a lawyer. Maybe the classics dood can work for the document processing firm I use.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby qwertyboard » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:30 pm

The one you know you will get a 4.0 GPA.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby Aristophanes » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:06 pm



Looks like the relevant info comes from this article:

http://harvardmagazine.com/1998/05/forum.html

(Scroll down to "The Credentials Culture.")

Unfortunately, the article doesn't present any hard data regarding Classics majors' apparent success rates in law school.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby TheThriller » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:07 pm

I am a classics major so take this information for what it's worth:

If you are not 100% deadset on LS then choose a major that will at least make you somewhat employable when you graduate

If you are 100% deadset in LS then choose the easiest major possible.

Classics is neither easy nor practical.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby IAFG » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:09 pm

Aristophanes wrote:


Looks like the relevant info comes from this article:

http://harvardmagazine.com/1998/05/forum.html

(Scroll down to "The Credentials Culture.")

Unfortunately, the article doesn't present any hard data regarding Classics majors' apparent success rates in law school.

I seriously question whether it is a classics education that helps in LS or those to stick with a classics major also happen to be successful in LS.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:12 pm

You also have to account for the fact that Classics isn't usually a major at shit schools.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby SHANbangs » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:28 pm

The best pre-law major is 1) independently marketable to employers and 2) could add value to a big firm.

eg. engineering (for IP); finance (for transactional law).

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby isuperserial » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:15 pm

I would probably say that you should choose whichever you are either best at or most enjoy. Many times this will be the same thing. Then if your major doesn't require much writing or logic, then pick up an English or Philosophy minor to assist you with reading berks.

Ultimately, there is no correct answer to this question unless you want to go into patent law or something, in which case Engineering/Sciences x1000.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:19 pm

anything patent-bar eligible

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby Scotusnerd » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:58 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:anything patent-bar eligible



If I knew I was gonna end up in law school, I would have definitely gotten a degree that was patent-bar eligible.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:05 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:anything patent-bar eligible



If I knew I was gonna end up in law school, I would have definitely gotten a degree that was patent-bar eligible.

agreed. Makes the job search a bit easier, AND the work looks really interesting.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby Tekrul » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:27 pm

Not really a suggestion for a major, but I took Symbolic Logic and Epistemology in the Philosophy department. They may as well have been named, "How to Kill Everyone on LSAT Day".

For the major, everyone's already given you the best advice. Take something that will get you a 4.0, or if you plan on getting WE before LS, something that will make you employable/eligible for patent bar.

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby lukertin » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:36 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:agreed. Makes the job search a bit easier, AND the work looks really interesting.

rofl no

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Re: Classics: best pre-law major?

Postby dr123 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:40 pm



lolprincetonreview




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