9 months ago
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I am an HS student who is going to an Vocational School for biotech. Will that effect my chances of law school

I am a Sophomore who is going into my 11th grade. In Ohio, we have the option to go to a vocational school if accepted. I got accepted into a vocational school specifically into a 2-year Biotechnology program. But I plan to major in Law. Will being in a Biotech program affect my chances of getting accepted into law school. Like I know biotechnology has little to do with the law it's more towards med school.

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9 months ago

I’m have no desire for studies in law (though I do find the field to be intriguing), but I wish to provide a “conceptual answer” to this question. But from the vantage point of medical school (since that’s my aspired destination).

When applying to a specialized professional/grad school, such as law or medicine, there are certain criteria that must be achieved in order to do so. For medical school, that is the entrance exam MCAT, extracurriculars, experience in a clinical setting (shadowing), volunteering, and whole lot of other experiences that, though are not required, would look great on application, such as other internships, research, etc. No matter what route you take to get there, whether vocational schooling or non-related major/degree, as long as you attain the following criteria, you can accomplish acceptance by taking non-traditional routes.

I believe the same goes for Law School; as long as the criteria is met before applying, then it is perfectly achievable. Here is a source for advice and scroll down for statistics on “Law School Accp. Rate by Major” (https://blog.prepscholar.com/pre-law-majors-schools-programs). Furthermore, more personalized advice can be obtained by asking similar questions on a Law School forum: (https://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/index.php). And one last resource for criteria advice: (https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/law-sector/how-to-become-a-lawyer).

Hope this helps!


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