Getting into law school

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Getting into law school

Postby Mahika123 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:20 pm

I am currently a sophomore with a bio/ Econ double major with my GPA around 3.5/3.6 but bio is definitely pulling my GPA down so I am debating on switching to an "lighter" major such as accounting (making me an Econ and Accounting) which will most likely allow me to improve my GPA.

Would greatly appreciate any advice on whether or not to make this switch as I don't know if the trade off of a harder subject is worth a lower GPA or what would be appreciated by law school admissions. Thank you so much for your help!

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Re: Getting into law school

Postby bearedman8 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:59 pm

Law schools care way more about their median GPA than about what you majored in, but this is a pretty dynamic question that probably doesn't have a single correct answer.

What schools are you targeting and how much do you think you can increase your GPA by switching majors? If you can bring yourself above a GPA floor or GPA median for a school that you're targeting (but would otherwise be below the threshold), then there's a good argument for switching.


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Re: Getting into law school

Postby Mockingbird42 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:54 pm

The only reason to keep bio is if you are interested in patent law and then you would need a science degree to pass the patent bar. Otherwise drop it if it helps your gpa

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