It's ironic that the real presumptuousness of students in law school comes not from those who are upholding a guise of sophistication but those who presume they are not in an academic institution.
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« on: August 25, 2005, 10:51:52 PM »
If are majoring in a technical subject or are at Warton, graduate first. If not, many schools require only 3 years of undergrade work, but a few require an undergrad degree. If you apply to many schools, you will be disadvantaged by having fewer upper level classes as your peers as far as admission competition goes.
10 hours a day is probably difficult if you don't like what you are doing. I remember times during my undergrad working on my honors thesis and all my other classes and jobs. I easy spent 15 hours a day for several days straight studying and barely knew I was doing so.
By hand. I draw too many damn arrows and funky pictures that would take too much time on a computer. Also there is a position you have to sit in to type, while handwriting is more adaptable to various postures/seating positions.
I wouldn't suggest an MBA if your undergrade is already in business unless you completely forgot everything you learned and want to go into management. You won't be able to pick up a concentration in your mba because you sacrafice credits by combining degrees. I would only suggest the mba to people with nonbusiness backgrounds in humanities, sciences, or social sciences, and that is if they like management.
That stumped you? You weren't a social studies major were you. Just think about what law is and what components make it up:
Is law a regulation of economic rights?
Is law a set of social codes created socially to regulate normative ideals?
Is law a human derivative of natural/supernatural law?
Is law the system of protection of the powerful classes of society?
First think, what is law? Then simply introject what different approaches can be taken. Religion can be the basis of law, economics can be the basis, social science can be the basis, science can be the basis, etc. etc.
It's a rather simple question. What's even better, there is no right answer.
I did the same thing when I entered graduate school for the first time and had to learn this was not the proper approach the hard way. By studing so hard with a holistic approach in a utilitarian subject (law school is utilitarian) you are almost certainly being counterproductive. Unfortunately, perhaps the only place such dedication is appreciated is in philosophy or the humanities in which you are expected to think about EVERYTHING. Law school is not such a forum. Learn what you need for class, they will prepare you for a job. Learn about the philosophy of what you are studying by yourself for yourself, or if you enter academia. Trust me, over analyzing issues will not help, especially if your approach is the what your prof appreciates.