« on: October 28, 2009, 12:35:30 AM »
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« on: October 27, 2009, 12:56:38 AM »
I have a mathematics major and computer science minor (from a top ten computer science school). I'm interested in patent/contract/or tax law because I enjoy writing in explicit and bug free detail. I also enjoy problem solving.
Hopefully those areas are more about problem solving, than doing paperwork otherwise law isn't for me.
"What about somebody who got a humanities degree and no longer has the option of doing any of that stuff? " Really? You can't do dental hygiene or earn some Microsoft certificates to become an IT person? I'm shocked to learn that someone who can become an attorney, cannot gain entrance into any of those fields. The debt incurred wouldn't be that much. Becoming a pharmer would require significantly more debt, but even that is not impossible.
Anyways at least one mathematics major is going into law. I took two English courses at my university, and not a single political science course.
The competition for mathematics and computer science is pretty tough, and the work can be gruelling; the grass on the other side of the fence isn't as green as you may think.
Affirmative Action / Re: It's unfair to hold wealthy urms to the same standards as poor whites/asians« on: October 24, 2009, 10:54:56 PM »
Increasing diversity with black students is just skin deep. I have nothing against students who take advantage of a school's superficial policies; if I were in that position I would leverage it in my favor too.
It's not smart to judge a person by their race. All populations have are a distribution of classes and different levels of adversity an individual must overcome. A poor black person does not have the same opportunity as a rich black person, which is true for all races. White skin doesn't force people into a life of prosperity, nor does black skin cause people to fail.
Wealth-blind admissions is detrimental to the prospective black student who really does need some help to end their cycle of poverty. Poor blacks from the streets of Chicago should not be considered the same as children of a rich black doctor.
I'm a socially progressive person and I am for Affirmative Action, but the priorities of Affirmative Action need to shift. Lines such as "3,980 black, 39,050 white, and 4,640 Asian" are silly categorizations and really mean nothing.
« on: October 24, 2009, 02:39:08 PM »
I'm a mathematics major with an undergrad GPA of 3.35 and a practice lsat of 167. I attend a top 50 US NEWS national school.
My extra-curriculars include being a computer science TA and a I was an assitant researcher in a molecular biology lab. I a first generation to graduate from high school and I come from a very poor family (I'm white though).
I'm planning on spending a year in beijing before heading to law school.
Any suggestions for where I should apply?
I was thinking that Fordham/Cardozo/Brooklyn would be among my first choices for law school. I want to work either on the West coast (excluding Oregon) or New York.
Do Law schools look favorably upon mathematic majors?