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Personal Statement / Re: Help with a sentence...
« on: November 12, 2005, 09:45:24 AM »
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Law School Applications / Re: Which major is better?
« on: November 09, 2005, 12:35:16 PM »

"What opportunities would that English major provide? A job as an English teacher?
A Finance major would provide opportunities such as banking, insurance, securities, brokerages, maybe The Fed...?"


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Well that's why I like accounting. I enjoy it and I think it would provide good career oppotunities if I didn't end up going into law.

As for English it's something that I also enjoy (it was my initial major in college) and I wasn't sure if it would look better than accounting when it came to applying to top law schools because of the reading, writing, analyzing, ect.

I was never considering replacing Accounting with English, just adding an English major to my accounting one to enhance my application

The right idea is to look beyond the application and law school. Although, an English major is great for learning such things as writing essays, proper use of the English language, literature, etc,  it is not the same as what you will learn about legal writing, which is what you will use as a lawyer.

If you study Accounting, you will learn that specialization is most efficient. Decide what area of law you want to specialize in, and then choose your college major accordingly.

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Law School Applications / Re: Which major is better?
« on: November 09, 2005, 12:23:50 PM »

What opportunities would that English major provide? A job as an English teacher?
A Finance major would provide opportunities such as banking, insurance, securities, brokerages, maybe The Fed...?


that's very narrow minded.  maybe you should have majored in English.

English and Foreign Language were my high school majors, with a Business minor. I speak English everyday. The foreign language was useful only twice.

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Law School Applications / Re: Which major is better?
« on: November 09, 2005, 10:18:04 AM »
Hi everyone

I'm a sophmore in college who has always wanted to attend a great law school.

It's time for me to sit down and choose my major and I was wondering if you think one of these will give me an edge over the other, or if they're so similar it won't matter.

1) Accounting/Finance double major; English minor


2) English/Accounting double major


Thanks for any help.


There are plenty of areas of law of which the accounting degree would be considered an asset, such as tax law, banking and finance, business law, corporate law, perhaps administrative law...well, I could name plenty. (Another possibility is criminal Law, if one is interested in white collar cases...)

I have an A.S. Paralegal, and earning my B.S. accounting, and also study taxation. (My reasons for studying accounting as an undergrad major started as the alternative of Business Administration, then made sense when I became more interested in taxation.) I have only recently realized the potential benefits and the correlation of Accounting and Law.
Good choices.

What opportunities would that English major provide? A job as an English teacher?
A Finance major would provide opportunities such as banking, insurance, securities, brokerages, maybe The Fed...?

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Recommendations / Re: Why do you want to go to Law School?
« on: November 02, 2005, 09:27:24 PM »

Throughout American history, the only other way to become a lawyer was through an apprenticeship. (That's why one was allowed to take the bar exam even if the examinee had never been to law school) If I am not mistaken, this had been become obsolete by the mid-eighteenth century.

In short: There's no other way to become a lawyer

Apprenticeship is not obsolete. There are some states which allow apprenticeship, however the apprentice must still pass the Bar.

Why do I want to go to law school? I am starting to wonder. Probably because I was impressed by some famous idiot lawyer who very carefully made the suggestion, and then disappeared from my life. Probably doesn't want the blame.

I have seen many different reactions from those who have already received a law degree when I mention the subject. The reactions range from the sort of "well, whatever" attitude to the "oh, my god" attitude to the "really, we don't need any more lawyers" attitude to the "just mildly curious, what area do you want to specialize in" attitude. I can think of only one with a "that's absolutely wonderful" attitude.

Fortunately, I would have to say that of those whom I know who have graduated from law school, 95% are practicing law, 2% passed the Bar but are not practicing, and the other 3% didn't pass the Bar.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: How much are you worth?
« on: October 18, 2005, 02:02:25 PM »
What am I worth at this moment? Approximately $30K to $35K of college education (including a $24K diploma) and at least another $1.5K of certificates.

I thank the U.S. Government.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Tax Law Certificate Programs
« on: October 15, 2005, 05:05:47 AM »
John Marshall/Chicago recently started an MS taxation law program, same cost as the LL.M program. Some other schools have MS taxation.What else, uh look at Google. Washburn, Michigan State, Colorado, Univ. of Kansas, Lewis & Clark, Capital, Univ of Connecticut, Univ of Florida,......well a rather large number of schools have tax certificate programs.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: What are you wearing right now?
« on: September 21, 2005, 10:32:41 PM »
Hanes white bra and panties, old Tommy Hilfiger bluejeans, flowered button up shirt, flipflops, a non-statement velcro support armband, a fancy hairclasp.... *sniff* Lady Speed Stick Fresh Peach deoderant and my boyfriend's cologne.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Girls - How do you deal with guys??
« on: September 09, 2005, 08:51:32 PM »

And btw, why is it OK for a girl to cry and guys are made fun of by girls for crying during rough times?

I do not make fun of guys who cry. However, society tends to accept that females alleviate stress by crying, however males usually alleviate stress by other means.


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