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Pwede bang pre law ang behavioral science?
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If you do very well on all of the 3, the next time we had the opportunity to meet chances are BOSS na kita!!! hehehehe, good luck!!!
unless you want to go into tax law (in which case, it's generally required for you to be an accountant), it really doesn't matter. the skills that you will need in law school can be developed in almost any field of serious study.
it will also be good for you to pick a major which requires a lot memorization and writing. that can be anything. for instance, it amazes me how serious drama students can memorize so many pages of text word-for-word, and understand them well enough to elicit from themselves the appropriate emotion. that must involve a lot of discipline in memorization and a powerful imagination, which the study of law requires. most law students enter law school have never been in a courtroom, taken out a mortgage, seen a will or a land title, or been arrested, etc. so they really do have to imagine a lot of legal situations in order to understand the law. a lot of writing can be learned through college level english, writing or research classes, which you can take as electives regardless of your major. my point is that it's not just the usual courses like accounting, economics, business or polsci, etc. which can help you. just pick a course that you enjoy, and take it very seriously. use it as an opportunity to develop discipline and skills, and earn good grades so you'll be accepted to the law school of your choice.
now of course, it would also be advantageous to have a degree in something "useful" or practical. that is, something you can make a career out of in case you decide that law school isn't for you. let's face it, we make mistakes about our career choices. but if your mind is completely made up that you want to be a lawyer (and ideally, it should be), that shouldn't matter. in fact, if your major opens up so many opportunities for you, you have less reason to be in law school. and it's conceivable that you have a bigger chance of underloading so you can take on a job and thus finishing late, or just dropping out altogether, than your peers who have nothing to lose.
^for me malalaman mo lang talaga kung gusto mo maging abugado pag 3rd year or 4th year ka na. As said before, only half of Legma students continue to law school. Actually yung mga pumapasok ng law school, hindi pa nga lahat sigurado magabugado. Many drop out after a sem or a year.
Kaya I stress heavily to take a pre-law na maraming trabaho, umiwas sa courses like philosophy or polsci. Any minor advantage you get in these courses is over-riden by the high risk of not having a back up career in case everything went bonkers (which happens a lot).
pwede na LegMa,Polsci,Philo at acct.
Take this from a law student... KAHIT ANO! basta four year na kurso ok na yun!
lahat naman yan magagamit mo eventually eh.
Mag aral ng mabuti sa consti mo, at iba pang law subjects... english... logic... (puros general subjects po yan) and you are good to go!
Pag nag tuloy tuloy na ang MCQ type of bar exams... pati math dapat aralin mo for probabilities. LOL
Taking up law may not be that easy for it requires a comprehensive understanding of everything.
for now, im taking up philosophy course which has helped me a lot in the enhancement of my reasoning and i find it essential.
i think all pre-law courses could be of equal advantage as long as the learner indulge him/herself seriously thorough into the realm of studying. it means studying not for school but for life.
Philosophy para masanay ka sa reasoning and debate. Punong puno ng paperworks at argument kasi yun.. hehe
I wouldn't recommend philosophy. You don't have a single law subject and the course barely has any job opportunities if you decide not to pursue law school anymore.
A lot of people think that philosophy and political science majors have a monopoly on critical thinking skills. Critical thinking is used in almost every discipline whether it be accounting, engineering or mathematics.
Actually for me mas ok pang pre-law ang engineering kasi hasang hasa logical thinking at problem solving skills mo sa math and physics subjects. I still stand by the principle that if you're good in math, you're good in everything else. The smartest bunch in my law school all have great math skills.
Save yourself the trouble and get an undergraduate course with plenty of job opportunities. Besides I'd say 90% of law school is pretty much about reading and remembering what you have read. If you have a photographic memory with mediocre critical thinking skills I'd bet that you'll graduate with honors.
I really want to pursue BS Psychology until I learned of UP College of Law Admission Requirements:
No students shall be admitted to the program leading to Juris Doctor Degress unless he/she has satisfactorily completed in an authorized University or College a Bachelors Degree in Arts or Science with any of the following subjects as major or field of concentration:
I'm now inclined to take up Philosophy.
What are your thoughts?
hey dogster_jr!No students shall be admitted to the program leading to Juris Doctor Degress unless he/she has satisfactorily completed in an authorized University or College a Bachelors Degree in Arts or Science with any of the following subjects as major or field of concentration:
while it's true that it's an advantage majoring in those degrees you mentioned since you don't have to take prerequisites like english, econ, etc, it shouldn't stop you from majoring in something you're interested in.
if you're worried that you won't be considered for law school because of your psych degree, don't fret because upd psych has plenty of electives, especially the BA program. you can get the english and econ subjects you need, plus the philo/econ/history ones as general education (GE) subjects. i have plenty of friends in psych who want to be lawyers, and tailor fit their curriculum as a pre-law one.
then again, each pre-law degree has their merits, and i suggest you take up the one you're interested in, as well as a degree you'd benefit and enjoy regardless of law school. if you're hell bent on law, ask yourself, which part of law do you enjoy? litigation/trial law - talking and arguing in court? policy making? the corporate side?
it's perfectly all right not to know everything you want right now, but hey, that's what college is for.
p.s. i wonder what your high school is, because you seem very precocious. haha
i am sure its legal management. where you can already experience law courses like Civil law, criminal law, corporate law, name it plus good communication and logic courses. perfect curriculum to prepare future law students in their future law entrance exams.
Psych grad ako, kung ganun hindi pwede pang pre-law ito? unless I get more subject s for pre-requisites.
Journalism/Broad Comm/Mass Comm. Helps to be aware of what goes on around ya.
1. Maganda yung title na CPA-Lawyer because Accountancy is the most difficult board exam sa Philippines. Passing rate nung time namin was 22% halos pareho ang passing rate sa law kaya mayabang kami.
2. Me edge compared sa ibang pre-law courses, although other courses have law subjects rin. You'll have an advantage and a working knowledge (theory and computations) on the following law school subjects:
a. Obligations and Contracts (1st Year)
b. Law on Sales (2nd Year)
c. Law on Credit Transactions (2nd Year)
d. Law on Partnerships (2nd Year)
e. Law on Negotiable Instruments (2nd Year)
f. Law on Corporations (3rd Year)
g. Law on Taxation (3rd Year)
Mafifeel mo yung benefit when you take these subjects kasi you wont have to study much as they do since you've already reviewed for them (painstakingly) during your board exams.
Also, hirap ang law students sa Taxation because the terms used sa NIRC are too technical. Taking Accountancy would fill that gap. Trust me, mahirap ang Tax Law sa Bar Exams. Isang subject sya sa Bar Exams btw.
This is just my opinion kasi lahat naman ng pre-law courses ay magandang training for law for as long as nag-aaral ka talaga. Yun lang. I hope this helps.