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Pre-Law Student Picking an Undergraduate Major-Pertain to LSAT

Pre-Law Student Picking an Undergraduate Major-Pertain to LSAT
« on: November 02, 2009, 09:43:04 PM »
Im currently a Political Science Major.

What is the best major, in terms of preparation for the LSAT?

Joey Porsche

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Re: Pre-Law Student Picking an Undergraduate Major-Pertain to LSAT
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 11:06:17 PM »
Im currently a Political Science Major.

What is the best major, in terms of preparation for the LSAT?

Something where you have to read a lot, but that's a dumb reason to pick a major.  Pick a major you're interested in, or at worst, pick one that is good for LS admissions...

...and poli-sci is a bad major for law school admissions.

Re: Pre-Law Student Picking an Undergraduate Major-Pertain to LSAT
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 07:22:12 AM »
Why is Political Science a bad major for Law School Admissions

Re: Pre-Law Student Picking an Undergraduate Major-Pertain to LSAT
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 03:36:20 PM »
It is seen all the time by adcomms, and they tend not to be impressed. I have to second what joeyporsche said:you should pick a major that entails a good deal of reading. And writing, for that matter. This runs the gamut, I suppose, and thus is not a very detailed response. What are your interests? You want excellent grades, so you might want to pick something that will keep your attention and allow you to work in earnest.

Re: Pre-Law Student Picking an Undergraduate Major-Pertain to LSAT
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 08:03:28 AM »
I think Economics majors actually score the best. However, if you're picking your major based on how well it prepares you for the LSAT, you need to re-evaluate.

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Re: Pre-Law Student Picking an Undergraduate Major-Pertain to LSAT
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2009, 11:01:08 PM »
To answer your question directly, the best major for LSAT prep is philosophy.  The subject is all about the art of argument.  I believe statistics show philosophy majors, as a group, score better on the LSAT that any other major. 

Logic fail.

Re: Pre-Law Student Picking an Undergraduate Major-Pertain to LSAT
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 06:12:37 PM »
Im currently a Political Science Major.

What is the best major, in terms of preparation for the LSAT?

To answer your question directly, the best major for LSAT prep is philosophy.  The subject is all about the art of argument.  I believe statistics show philosophy majors, as a group, score better on the LSAT that any other major. 

That's because philosophy people are smart to start with.

There's no best major for the LSAT.  You want to get better at the LSAT, study the test.  Just like if you want to bench more weight, do bench presses. not leg lifts. 

Re: Pre-Law Student Picking an Undergraduate Major-Pertain to LSAT
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2009, 07:33:17 AM »
To answer your question directly, the best major for LSAT prep is philosophy.  The subject is all about the art of argument.  I believe statistics show philosophy majors, as a group, score better on the LSAT that any other major. 

Logic fail.

What Joey Porsche has said is actually true though. Statistically, Philosophy majors as a group tend to score better than any other group of majors.

OP:
This isn't to say that you should pick a Philosophy major for LSAT prep however. You're better off sticking to LSAT Prep materials and taking a major that you find intrinsically interesting.

Re: Pre-Law Student Picking an Undergraduate Major-Pertain to LSAT
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2009, 01:51:10 PM »
Physics/Math majors score the highest. http://www.uic.edu/cba/cba-depts/economics/undergrad/table.htm

The groupings in that study are bizarre, though.

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Re: Pre-Law Student Picking an Undergraduate Major-Pertain to LSAT
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2009, 07:23:26 PM »
too bad poli sci majors never read.

guess they too busy fingerpainting.