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Julie Fern

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Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2008, 11:44:47 AM »
absolutely not.  julie not going ruin julie's perfect record for you.

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Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2008, 11:45:09 AM »
absolutely not.  julie not going ruin perfect record for you.

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Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2008, 12:31:18 PM »
i absolutely have no idea what you are talking about.

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Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2008, 04:48:37 PM »
ignore it, Julie's a bit strange...

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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2008, 06:09:01 PM »


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Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2008, 05:27:36 PM »
a 4.0 from a crappy school is not the same as a 4.0 from a good school.  not only do law schools know this, but potential employers during and after law school know this too.

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Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2008, 06:23:13 PM »
Major in something that you are interested in and GOOD at. Whether it be dance or physics, majors just don't matter really. Hard sciences will gets a tad bit of leeawy with the GPA, but nothing significant. And as far as schools, they only matter when you go to a HYS type of school. GPA and (more so) LSAT deterimine it all. If you enjoy sociology and see yourself doing well with it (and maybe having a career in it if law school doesn't work out) major in it.
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Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2008, 10:16:52 PM »
a 4.0 from a crappy school is not the same as a 4.0 from a good school.  not only do law schools know this, but potential employers during and after law school know this too.

Agreed, but law schools don't have to report where your 4.0 came from, only that you had a 4.0. They may know the difference, but they probably won't much care.
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Re: Impact of majors assumed as "fluffy"
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2008, 05:58:08 AM »
What many consider "fluffy" are liberal arts degrees that really aren't marketable unless you go on to grad school.  For instance, a four year degree in sociology simply won't translate into a big money job.  A degree in engineering that takes the same amount of time, could get you twice or three times the salary of a sociology degree.  But if you hate engineering and really love sociology, then it would be a waste.  Major in what you enjoy because your GPA will be all the better for it. 

I know this because I caught hell for years when I told people I was majoring in Philosophy.  I got everything from, "you don't intend to work after college, do you?" to "what Starbucks are you shootin' to work for after graduation?".  But I intended to go to law school all along and was given the advice early on that Philosophy is an excellent first order discipline that prepares you well for LS.  I actually really got into the Philosophy courses and that translated to better grades (3.7 UGPA) Seems like anymore, a BA won't get you squat anyway.  I say focus on a course of study that you enjoy and will prepare you for whatever grad program you're interested in. 
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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2008, 06:29:31 AM »
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