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    My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    He doesn't party, I do though, he is a 3.8 student. Wants Pre-Law. Where should he live? And any advice on the prelaw stuff? He would be really ****** if he was stuck with nerds and really ****** if a bunch of drunks kept him from studying. Or maybe I should just "let the chips fall where they may".


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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    "Or maybe I should just "let the chips fall where they may"

    Alll part of of growing up and the college education/experience. Hope your son makes good choices and has great success at ISU.



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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    Maple and Eaton are substance controlled. Might be smart to start there



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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    Quote Originally Posted by mkadl View Post
    He doesn't party, I do though, he is a 3.8 student. Wants Pre-Law. Where should he live? And any advice on the prelaw stuff? He would be really ****** if he was stuck with nerds and really ****** if a bunch of drunks kept him from studying. Or maybe I should just "let the chips fall where they may".
    As if the nerds aren't also drunks...

    I'd say just let the chips fall where they may. No matter where he lives his success or failure is up to him. He could fail out while in Maple/Eaton or he could be stone cold sober and pull a 4.00 while living in a frat. It's all up to him so I wouldn't stress about which dorm he ends up in.

    As far as pre-law. There are already more lawyers than jobs. So it probably isn't the best career decision, but that's the case with most majors, so whatever. Just take as many classes as he can with Dirk Deam. Dirk Deam owns.


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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    Prelaw? His degree will be in what? Please don't say political science, philosophy, public relations, psychology, sociology, et al. Anyone with half a brain and a checkbook can go to law school, regardless of their undergraduate degree. He should pursue a degree that on it's own is worth something.


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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    Gonna second Deam, he's the man.



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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    I would recommend him staying away from political science. That way, if he decides law school is not what he wants to do, at least he'll have a better major to fall back on. If I could do it all over again, I'd do industrial engineering and then law school, then go work for a large corporation like proctor and gamble or john deere, etc. Industrial engineering is somewhat of a superior business degree and add a law degree on top and*he'd be doing alright for himself. Just my 2 cents though.



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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    Prelaw? His degree will be in what? Please don't say political science, philosophy, public relations, psychology, sociology, et al. Anyone with half a brain and a checkbook can go to law school, regardless of their undergraduate degree. He should pursue a degree that on it's own is worth something.
    He is looking at I believe its Ag education and/or History.


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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    "Pre-Law" can be anything. There are a number of reasonable suggestions from the "resident experts" above. It would be nice for him to challenge himself a bit and develop his writing and critical reasoning skills.

    He should do something he really enjoys. I'm practical-minded enough that I would suggest avoiding a Poli Sci, Sociology, etc. degree as well, but maybe he has specific plans other than the nebulous "I'm going to Law School". A Law degree is extremely flexible and can be combined with any number of undergraduate and graduate degrees to make a great combination.

    It is certainly true that there are more lawyers than "law jobs", but folks with law degrees work in more positions than simply that of "attorney".

    Industrial Engineering would be excellent if he's interested in that track. Accounting or Finance aren't that shabby, either. One of the other engineering degrees or a "hard science" degree could combine excellently with a law degree if he's interested in something like intellectual property law.

    The only mistake he can make is to sit back and take the path of least resistance to law school without exploring the many different ways a law degree can be used.



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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    Lawman has an interesting point.

    It really depends on what he's interested in, since law school grads don't just do "all law." Everyone does some kind of specialty work in some way, so his undergrad time should probably focus on reading, writing, and whatever personal interest he would like to use as a special focus later on.


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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    Quote Originally Posted by mkadl View Post
    He doesn't party, I do though, he is a 3.8 student. Wants Pre-Law. Where should he live? And any advice on the prelaw stuff? He would be really ****** if he was stuck with nerds and really ****** if a bunch of drunks kept him from studying. Or maybe I should just "let the chips fall where they may".
    If he wants any choice in where he lives, I suggest he apply for admission now. Housing is in great demand.



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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    Quote Originally Posted by Schfinkter View Post
    I would recommend him staying away from political science. That way, if he decides law school is not what he wants to do, at least he'll have a better major to fall back on. If I could do it all over again, I'd do industrial engineering and then law school, then go work for a large corporation like proctor and gamble or john deere, etc. Industrial engineering is somewhat of a superior business degree and add a law degree on top and*he'd be doing alright for himself. Just my 2 cents though.
    Industrial Engineering B.S. plus law degree is a great combination. It gives one a lot of flexibility as far as the job market goes. Land a job with a major corporation and a person would be very well set up.



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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    My son will be a senior in the fall. He's off campus now, but was in Friley for 2 years. Things are a little different than when I was there in the 90s. I would say now there is just as much boozing as then, but there are more kids who don't drink and not drinking is more socially accepted as normal than back then.

    Every dorm will have nerds and every dorm will have drunks. Living in the dorms will teach him to cope with both, and he will find friends somewhere in between for sure. I am a big proponent of living in the dorms for at least a year - meet a LOT of very different people.

    As far as dorms, I don't think it matters. I was in Larch, and still think MWL is ideal. But my son really liked Friley, but I thought it was a total dump. To each their own. Have him pick whatever feels most comfortable to him, and that will be fine.

    And congrats on getting him to 18 and into ISU!



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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    Patent Law is where the money is! Mechanical Engineering degree at ISU is top notch, and then on to law school to make mad stacks later!


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    Re: My youngest son will be a senior in high school this fall. ISU freshman the next.

    Why not have him visit the dorms sometime and see what he likes?



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