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It doesn't matter what your second degree is when it comes to being a lawyer because you learn everything you need to know within the law degree itself. I don't know if individual employers would prefer a second degree in science but they are hiring you to be a lawyer not a lab technician. I would suggest you choose a second degree that interests you and that you could potentially use for employment purposes if you decide against practicing law. Having said this, I believe a Science degree is a good way to break up the constant reading and essay writing that paves your path through law school. It's also better than a Medical Science degree because it allows you to choose from a wider selection of electives.
Commerce is generally regarded as a useful degree when combined with law but as I said, everything you need to know for the practice of law is within the law degree regardless of whether it be medical law, torts, criminal law, etc..

edit: I just realised I didn't answer your initial question.
If you know you want law then go to UTS and transfer later because if you get poor grades in 1st year at UNSW you won't be able to internally transfer while if this happens at UTS you're already in a law program so you can fix the situation in 2nd year. (I'm pretty sure I saw someone already say this)
Thanks for your response
 

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Hey guys, im a first year - should be on 78 wam by the end of the year and applied for ipt law?

think my chances are good?
 

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In regards to completing a science/law degree, what jobs could you possibly pursue?

Thanks :)
I'm guessing lawyer? :p

Nawwwwwwwww, I'm being facetious. As Trans4M said, intellectual property is a big thing for those with a Sci/Law background. But if you chose something else, that wouldn't necessarily preclude you from pursuing IP.

I'm a commercial lawyer, specialising in public liability insurance. My background is Arts/Law. My supervising partner's background is Science/Law. The other people in my team are all Arts/Law students.

Just because you didn't do Comm/Law doesn't mean you can't do commercial law. Even in the M&A teams, a lot of them are Arts/Law students.
 

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If IPT stands for some kind of internal transfer, yes, your chances are pretty good.

Edit: I'm obvo an old hand, so I don't know shit about this new LSAT/LAT thingo thing for UNSW, so it may be contingent upon that and/or interviews, if that's still around.
 

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Thanks for the insight! Yeah its just simple IPT, theres no need for current students to do the LAT - it's only for people who apply through UAC
 

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