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General Board / Need help choosing a major!
« on: July 16, 2011, 02:00:34 PM »
Transferable GPA: 2.966 / 58 units / IGETC is done for CSU & UC. GPA will probably be 3.1xx after the 6 remaining pre-reqs for the majors I have listed below.

I plan to become a human rights attorney / HRA.

I am the VP and COO of my business club. I enjoy learning about the potentially complex models of anything monetary related.

I was shooting for Criminology/Law/Society @ UCI, however after doing some research, it became apparent that some people thought that it would be of more benefit to an individual if they majored in a major related to economics. Is this because economics structures your mind to think dynamically and certain areas of law are considered very dynamic? I've always wondered.

I do not want to be constrained to practicing law only in the US - I want to travel the world, I want my knowledge to be internationally exercised. I truly do have a passion for helping the "less fortunate" - I have been around these people all my life, this is not something that will change.

The middle east is my focus. I see much opportunity there for a HRA, as well as business. I am fluent in Farsi (to the point where I can carry some of the more vocabulary-demanding political conversations) and I am learning Arabic. I see these languages as being to my advantage as a HRA.

I want my major to be help me with law school admission/law school itself/my career.

I was thinking of transferring to:

SDSU:

International Business/Emphasis in Africa/Middle East or Economics/Emphasis in International Economics.

OR

International Security And Conflict Resolution (there are 3 categories of specialization)

http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~iiscor/program_information/specializations/environment_and_security.htm

http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~iiscor/program_information/specializations/global_systems.htm

http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~iiscor/program_information/specializations/CCCR.htm


CSULB:

International Business.

Or should I stick to CLS?


So...


1) Do these majors make sense when you pair academic/career goals?

2) Which schools (any you can think of as well) is worth shooting for, taking in consideration current standing?

3) What other activities do you suggest for law and/or major?


Any thoughts are welcomed.


Thanks for you time.

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General Board / Anyone from Boalt Hall? (Alumni or current)
« on: June 29, 2008, 10:23:11 PM »
I just want to know what your transcript was like and what you did to get into Boalt.

I was thinking of majoring in rhetorics, but then I realized that Boalt was very competitive (like any other law school) so double majoring would make you "stand out", given you have at least a 3.75 gpa, and at least a 165 on the lsat.

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1L job search / 16 yo wants a job, please review my letter!
« on: June 25, 2008, 12:03:37 AM »
Hello,

I am a 16 year old currently attending ARC (a CC located in Sacramento). I have one year left, and will apply to UC Berkeley this fall, with a final gpa of 3.75. I want to major in rhetoric, and afterwards apply to Boalt Hall (UCB's law school). If I can get enough financial aid though, I will try to transfer to Harvard's SOL from UCB.

In the meanwhile, I want a job at a law firm. I just want to be a file clerk, something on that level, since anything beyond that would be above my realm of knowledge. I am in the process of writing a cover letter to send out to law firms in my area. I want them to hire me to be a file clerk at their firm. I would like to ask of you law students to review my letter. I would like some criticism of some sort to make it perfect, since it is the first taste the law firm will get of me before actually confronting me. Below is the letter...

                                   "Address"
                                "Phone number"
                                    "Email"

Date
Lawyers name
"What should I set his title as? He IS the owner of the law firm after all. Should I use plain old Attorney as the title?"
address


Dear Mr. last name:

I am a 16 year old sophomore at American River College, currently working towards my rhetoric major, and I plan to attend UC Berkeley in one year, and then apply for UCBs Boalt Hall. I am seeking a job for this summer situated in a legal environment, and while researching for law firms in my area, I found that your law firm was exactly what I was looking for. Of the many specialties your law firm practices, I was very interested in the area of business and corporate law, which is what I plan to specialize in.

I am able to work anytime after 1 PM on Monday thru Thursday, and full-time on Fridays. After August 1st, 2008, I am able to work full-time throughout the week for your firm.

It would seem in our mutual interests to further discuss the knowledge, experience and demonstrated results I can bring to your firm. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to a personal meeting to discuss this opportunity further.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,


my name

Encl.


Now you might have noticed I typed "Encl.", as I have enclosed below the letter a letter of recommendation from a bookstore. It was a law bookstore in which they held baby bar reviews in it every weekend, and I would sit in and listen, for about 6 hours each Saturday. And honestly, I was not discouraged by the amount of time I put aside for it, I learned a lot and had never even taken a law class either.

Please revise my cover letter and please write any comments or suggestions

Thanks

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Where should I go next fall? / Any UCLA law students?
« on: June 13, 2008, 09:00:59 PM »
Hi,

I am currently attending JC, I will be a sophomore this year, and hopefully in one year I will transfer to UCB. I'm only 16 but so far JC has been a breeze. My major is computer science.

I have recently been drawn to UCLA's law school, because of the financial aids and, well, its UCLA! The main purpose of my thread is just to get some little info out of alumnis, current students, and students who have been accepted for this fall. The info I am interested in is really simple, such as your gpa, where you transferred from, and so on. Based on that I want to see what my chances are (if any) to transfer from UCB to UCLA's sol.

Thanks

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