Does major matter?

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Broscientist
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Does major matter?

Postby Broscientist » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:01 am

LSAT: 165
GPA: 3.21

I'm a double major in biology and chemistry with a minor in economics. I have 3 years of practical (in lab) research experience. I also am a paralegal at a mid size law firm. I attend a top 60 school, and am part of lgbt (not sure if I should include this last part). I have decent softs (captain of the mock trial team, TA organic chemistry, etc etc), but nothing spectacular. I also have documented learning disorders (again, not sure if I should include this).

I'm retaking the LSAT Saturday and hopefully will improve my score from there. But I wanted to know what y'all thought of my chances. And if I wasted my college years studying science.

I'd like to apply to UT-Austin and a few of the T14 schools.

Thoughts?

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dr123
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Re: Does major matter?

Postby dr123 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:07 am

Major does not matter.

/thread.

Broscientist
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Re: Does major matter?

Postby Broscientist » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:12 am

Yes. The title was to catch attention. What about my application chances haha.

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Re: Does major matter?

Postby midwest17 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:16 am

Broscientist wrote:part of lgbt


Is LGBT an organization now?

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Re: Does major matter?

Postby Broscientist » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:23 am

More of a community. They do stuff.

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Nova
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Re: Does major matter?

Postby Nova » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:28 am

Chances of admssion at every T18 school are very unlikely since you are below both their medians

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twenty
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Re: Does major matter?

Postby twenty » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:40 am

Frustratingly enough, you also picked two majors that aren't really going to help you with IP law.

Go get your PhD or something and enjoy a wonderful career working nine months out of the year in a significantly more secure field.

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Re: Does major matter?

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:49 pm

Majors could help with employment as a patent litigator/prosecutor, but it wont affect your law school applications. Fortunately, it sounds like you have 2 more semesters of grades to complete prior to applying (do NOT apply as a senior now, only consider it fall 2014.) and a year to retake. With another set of A's, your chances with a retake over 170 are non-negligible at Penn, UVA, ect., even NYU.

Good luck with the rest of your senior year if your a senior and hope you take the sound advice above. If you graduated and you cant raise your grades, still retake.

P.S. whats a "top 60" school is that a new thing?




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