Withstanding patent law which generally requires a background in the sciences/engineering, are law jobs limited by one's undergraduate degree and major? For instance, can an individual with a philosophy degree still find work in securities law? Are those individuals with finance/econ backgrounds given priority, or does it just come down to law school grades? I'm asking because I studied humanities in university (although I took 5 finance courses for a business requirement), but I would like to try to work in the financial sector after law school.
So far there are only three schools I am CERTAIN that I will apply to: Cornell, Northwestern, and Fordham. I am from New York, and I would like to stay in New York after law school. Fordham accepted me last year, but I decided I would like to try to get into Cornell and Northwestern this year. For me, that means retaking the LSAT. I have a 166 and a 3.53 UGPA (3.83 degree - bad first year at a SUNY school; no transfer credits though). I was waitlisted at Cornell last year, and I think that a 170 in October would nudge me into Cornell or Northwestern.