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Highest UG math needed for law school?

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:44 pm
by dm10er
I transferred from CC and bypassed College Algebra by taking Intro to Stats. I had Beginner's (B) and Intermediate Algebra (A) before that and got an A in Stats. Will this count against me? Do I absolutely need College Algebra/Calc for law school? I did, however, take Microeconomics and got a B if that helps. My overall GPA is 3.6 and I'm URM (first generation AA Female). Should I take Macroeconomics or College Algebra?

Re: Highest UG math needed for law school?

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:47 pm
by T14
You don't need any undergraduate level math, but a decent understanding of basic econ might be helpful.

Re: Highest UG math needed for law school?

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:47 pm
by Hawkeye Pierce
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. HTH

Re: Highest UG math needed for law school?

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:53 pm
by 071816
You're going to need to have a solid grasp of quantum computation.

Re: Highest UG math needed for law school?

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:55 pm
by kwais
the highest college math you need is middle school math

Re: Highest UG math needed for law school?

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:56 pm
by studebaker07
Calculus, multi-variable calculus, and Linear Algebra are absolute necessities for classes like torts and legal writing....

Just kidding. You should be fine assuming you know simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc. Understand of economic principles is probably more valuable than math so macroeconomics is probably a better class to take.

Re: Highest UG math needed for law school?

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:57 pm
by bdubs
Some professors will want you to be do fairly basic damage calculations for exams. If you can do basic algebra you should be fine.

Not related to law school, but you might want to take another math class for basic life skills. Math comes in handy an awful lot in day-to-day life. Not saying you will use basic calculus in a lot of situations, but it comes in handy every once in a while.