Gap Year: Double Major or Internship/Co-Op?

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Gap Year: Double Major or Internship/Co-Op?

Postby sbg225 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:33 pm

Long story short, I decided to pursue law school late and will need to take a gap year in between graduating and attending law school. My question is, what would look better in terms of law school admission: doing an internship/co-op for a year in the legal field or continuing my undergraduate studies to get a double major?

My current major is psychology and the second major would be political science. My GPA currently stands at 3.9.

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Re: Gap Year: Double Major or Internship/Co-Op?

Postby Mikey » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:40 pm

double major won't do anything tbh. the internship would suit you better because it's experience, and since it's in the legal field, you can see if you actually like it by working with lawyers/judge or whatever you plan on doing, before pursuing law school.

your 3.9 is great, and a double major will AT BEST probably just be considered a soft factor.

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Re: Gap Year: Double Major or Internship/Co-Op?

Postby Rigo » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:59 pm

Get work experience.

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Re: Gap Year: Double Major or Internship/Co-Op?

Postby RamTitan » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:33 pm

Study for the LSAT

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Re: Gap Year: Double Major or Internship/Co-Op?

Postby Mr. Archer » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:36 pm

Get work experience and study for the LSAT to get a high score. Don't jeopardize the high GPA getting a second major that won't do much for you.

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Re: Gap Year: Double Major or Internship/Co-Op?

Postby ArtistOfManliness » Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:53 pm

Mr. Archer wrote:Get work experience and study for the LSAT to get a high score. Don't jeopardize the high GPA getting a second major that won't do much for you.


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