A. Nony Mouse wrote: CanIGetAnAmen wrote: Nova wrote:
CanIGetAnAmen wrote:So do law schools HONESTLY really not care about what courses you take?
Like if I took:
They wouldn't care?
They dont care. They care about you having an LGPA above their median so they can pad their stats.
Basket weaver above median >> Astrophysicist below median
What is an LGPA,
and can anyone else comment on this?
Absolutely totally correct. They really, really don't care. For one thing, no undergrad major is actually going to prepare you for the subject matter of law school. For another, maybe you want to be an arts lawyer, who knows? But no, they really truly don't care. One of my classmates was a dance major.
I think the other aspect of this is "what will help you get a job?" If OP has the aptitude a hard science major without tanking his GPA, he can take the patent bar the summer before law school and have much better job prospects than his peers, all things equal. Of course this also presupposes he has genuine interest in that.
Another good non-stem major would be something like finance or accounting (again, assuming interest), because if OP decides to delay law school, that will also equip him with the skills to perhaps get into a job to get some good WE before law school.
Whatever you do OP, please DO NOT pick a major solely for GPA maximization, because this is potentially the most intellectually enriching time you'll have. Squandering an opportunity to learn a rigorous major for a .1 GPA boost will indeed give you a slightly better shot at GPA acceptance, but the opportunity cost of not challenging yourself at all for a few years may hurt you in other areas (work ethic). Also, speaking from personal experience, the most difficult classes I had in undergrad were not the hard science ones or math-heavy ones, but abstract courses where the coursework was so easy and mind-numbing that I had to push myself just to complete the work. If you study something dull and uninsteresting just because it's supposed to be easier, you may find yourself worse off.