What would you do if you were me???

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What would you do if you were me???

Postby AJFAJF » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:23 pm

So I am graduating at my local community college with my AA in Paralegal Studies. My goal in the future is to go to law school, however if that plan doesn't workout I would seek employment as a Paralegal. I am getting ready to make my transfer decision and I have narrowed the field down to 2 colleges that offer a BA in Paralegal Studies. Liberty University and Saint Josephs University (Philadelphia). First of all Liberty is only $325 dollars per credit hour as opposed to $725 per credit hour at Saint Josephs. More then double the price. In addition I would only need 16 courses to finish by B.A. at Liberty as opposed to 22 courses at Saint Joe's. Saint Joe's curriculum includes a few math classes like accounting, macro, 2 100 level maths. Where as Liberty is basically only one math. (I struggle with math.) So this would probably impact my overall GPA.

That being said I would probably finish quicker, be in zero debt, and have a higher GPA at Liberty. But when going to seek employment as a Paralegal in Philadelphia (if I don't go to law school) and they see Liberty University on my resume for my B.A. I may be wishing I had gone to Saint Josephs U... But does the difference in price, extensive curriculum, and probable negative impact on GPA worth it?

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Re: What would you do if you were me???

Postby Wholigan » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:57 pm

This section of the forum is actually intended for people considering law school transfers, not UG transfers. What I would do is get the BA in something other than paralegal studies. You don't need that degree to be a paralegal.


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Re: What would you do if you were me???

Postby UAX09 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:01 pm

Go to the cheapest undergraduate school possible. Your undergrad doesn't matter as much as your LSAT score. Save money and go to a public school.

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