paratactical wrote:The problem with philosophy as a major is that it fails to open doors for any great employment opportunities. If you could work for a few years (2+), it can help distance you from poor UG performances and help you in your search for legal employment. It's not an easy road to take, but it might be the right one and certainly worth considering at this point. Look into what other things you can tolerate that provide reasonable employment options and minor in philosophy.
I don't know if this is necessarily true.
Finding employment is tough for everyone. It might be especially tough for philosophy majors - and for certain humanities/social science majors in general - but that's not necessarily a reason to switch.
Employers want someone who can write, think critically, solve problems, and function independently. If you are passionate about your major and can make the case that it equipped you with those skills, then I would stick with it.
At the end of the day, I think the outside factors are just as important: undergrad work experience, involvement on your campus, strong work samples (like an honors thesis or published paper), etc.
When I was applying and interviewing for jobs, I was never once asked about grades. Some prospective employers didn't even ask about my major. In most cases, we talked about the school (which had a good reputation) and then about my thesis and work.
Some professional employment would undoubtedly help your case in applying to law schools. But I don't know that you'll need to change majors to find that, so long as you're ready to take on a long/tough job hunt.