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Dates and Events for Legal Studies Students

Important dates for those of you on the paralegal job market – Get on board!

March 6, 2010 – Go to the Los Angeles Paralegal Association’s fantastic Career Conference at National University. Join other La Verne students and network with many paralegals and recruiters. Bring your resume! While you listen to the speakers, someone will review and comment on your resume. The link to register is here.

March 10, 2010 – Bobby Rimas will be putting on a Resume Workshop at the Campus Center at 6:00 p.m. on the Third Floor in the Ballroom. Bobby Rimas is the Vice President of Membership and Policy, Website Committee Chair and the Immigration Law Section Co-Chair of the Los Angeles Paralegal Association. He is a Paralegal at One West Bank in Pasadena, and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the University of La Verne Legal Studies Program. Snacks and drinks will be provided during this workshop.

Are you going to Law School?

TestMasters is holding a free LSAT workshop on Wednesday, March 3rd, at 6:00 PM. TestMasters instructor Sean Metherell will cover real LSAT questions to expose those in attendance to several of TestMasters’ methods and techniques. The workshop will be held on the Claremont College campus in the Smith Campus Center, in Room 217.  If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP for the event by sending your name and e-mail address to Ray at rtipton at testmasters.net. Contact me for more information.

The Best Undergraduate Major for the LSAT

According to a study done by Michael Nieswiadomy of the University of North Texas and reported in the ABA journal, the majors that got the highest scores were physics and math majors. Pre-law and criminal justice majors did the worst. Here’s a question for you: where do you find the geniuses and persons with the highest IQ?

Math and physics.

So is it the major that gets these students to perform well? Or the fact that they are the “smartest” students taking the LSAT?

Here’s another study for you by Kerma Partners and Redwood, a branch of Lexis-Nexis in 2008, that says school rank (directly connected with the LSAT score) and GPA aren’t the best predictors of success as a lawyer in a big law firm. Meaning you can be a “B” student, in a non-math major, getting a respectable but not outrageously high LSAT, going to a school other than the top five law schools, and you can STILL succeed as a lawyer in a larger law firm. Maybe so…

Hey, how about this? Follow what your heart tells you. Choosing a major you love will make you happier, more at peace, more motivated to do well. Yes, do what you love. You will have a greater chance, perhaps, at finding personal success and on your death bed you won’t be wishing you’d majored in math.