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Law School Admissions / Re: Undergrad Internships
« on: May 28, 2015, 11:26:24 AM »
Also another question. I live in Ohio and everyone takes the ACT (it is pushed heavily in almost every school).
Would it be more beneficial to take the SAT?
Will not taking the SAT effect my chances of getting into Law School?
Is the SAT just a better test?

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Law School Admissions / Undergrad Internships
« on: May 28, 2015, 11:22:40 AM »
Keeping in mind that my last post came from the belittled and stressed teenage girl who loves music, I have some more questions.
1) If I chose to pursue a undergraduate major such as music education or vocal performance, will this hurt my chances at getting internships in law/politics areas (such as state reps' offices, law firms, etc)?
2) Is it realistic to pursue law school with the hope to move on to be a politician and not necessarily a practicing lawyer?
3) Lawyer or Paralegal?
4) I will follow question 3 with: what exactly would being a paralegal entail instead of being a lawyer?
5) What if I don't have a law specialty in mind?
6) Everyone is saying GPA and LSAT determine Law School, is that really all?
7) I am extremely interested in economics, will that come up in Law School?
8) On the LSAT, what is considered reading comprehension and critical thinking?

I know these are a lot of questions but I honestly know NOTHING about becoming a lawyer.

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Law School Admissions / Re: Upcoming Undergrad-- Law???
« on: May 28, 2015, 11:03:52 AM »
Thank you everyone for the awesome insight! I will definitely think on all of this. There is an overwhelming part of me that wants to help people and I always veiwed law/politics as an admirable and exciting career.

Just out of curiosity. A few people stated that by working as a lawyer I wasn't necessarily going to be dealing with the constitution and law school is probably not what I think it is. Can anyone give me some more insight on what to expect? My dad is an insurance agent and my mom is an OT so I have no idea what I'm thinking of getting into.

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Law School Admissions / Upcoming Undergrad-- Law???
« on: May 27, 2015, 04:45:43 PM »
Please I need your help!

I am currently a high school student (class of '16) and I am completely lost in what to do for higher education. I am a 4-year classically training vocalist and love to sing, and therefore my plan until this point has been to pursue a dual major of Music Education and Vocal Performance. However this year I took an AP American Government and Politics course and I LOVED it! I was fascinated and intrigued by Monetary Policy and found Constitutional Law interesting and exciting. I want to make a difference and help people and I have begun to question my original plan.

If I were to pursue a politics-based major, would political science be a good choice if I hope to one day go to law school (an attorney to then become a politician or political speech writer)? What would be a good undergraduate program instead of political science that still deals with politics? Is it advisable to pursue a Political Science major with minors in music, economics, and english and still maintain a high GPA and graduate in 4 years? Would it be better to pursue a dual major? If I pursue a dual major is realistic to still attempt a minor in music?

I know very little about pursuing law school and could use all the advice and input you can give me.

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