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Law School Admissions / Undergrad Internships
« on: May 28, 2015, 10:22:40 AM »
Keeping in mind that my last post came from the belittled and stressed teenage girl who loves music, I have some more questions.
1) If I chose to pursue a undergraduate major such as music education or vocal performance, will this hurt my chances at getting internships in law/politics areas (such as state reps' offices, law firms, etc)?
2) Is it realistic to pursue law school with the hope to move on to be a politician and not necessarily a practicing lawyer?
3) Lawyer or Paralegal?
4) I will follow question 3 with: what exactly would being a paralegal entail instead of being a lawyer?
5) What if I don't have a law specialty in mind?
6) Everyone is saying GPA and LSAT determine Law School, is that really all?
7) I am extremely interested in economics, will that come up in Law School?
8) On the LSAT, what is considered reading comprehension and critical thinking?

I know these are a lot of questions but I honestly know NOTHING about becoming a lawyer.

Law School Admissions / Upcoming Undergrad-- Law???
« on: May 27, 2015, 03:45:43 PM »
Please I need your help!

I am currently a high school student (class of '16) and I am completely lost in what to do for higher education. I am a 4-year classically training vocalist and love to sing, and therefore my plan until this point has been to pursue a dual major of Music Education and Vocal Performance. However this year I took an AP American Government and Politics course and I LOVED it! I was fascinated and intrigued by Monetary Policy and found Constitutional Law interesting and exciting. I want to make a difference and help people and I have begun to question my original plan.

If I were to pursue a politics-based major, would political science be a good choice if I hope to one day go to law school (an attorney to then become a politician or political speech writer)? What would be a good undergraduate program instead of political science that still deals with politics? Is it advisable to pursue a Political Science major with minors in music, economics, and english and still maintain a high GPA and graduate in 4 years? Would it be better to pursue a dual major? If I pursue a dual major is realistic to still attempt a minor in music?

I know very little about pursuing law school and could use all the advice and input you can give me.

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