MA program before law school

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MA program before law school

Postby inthefuture » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:22 pm

Hello All,
I am considering to enroll in an additional year of studies to receive my masters in economics before I apply to law school. 2 questions.

First, will the grades I receive in my 5th year (masters program) be considered as part of my undergraduate GPA when I apply to law schools?

Second, if I do enroll in this masters program, should I wait to take the LSAT after, or should I take it during and apply to law school the year after?

Thanks !

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Re: MA program before law school

Postby LoriBelle » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:56 pm

First, no. Only grades earned before your first bachelor's degree was awarded count toward your undergraduate GPA. This excludes any bachelor-level courses you might enroll in after you have your first bachelor's degree and any master's-level courses.

Second, only you can answer that question. It's different for each person.

Third, this is really the wrong forum. This one is for people who are already in law school. Because you are seeking admission, you'd get a better, more thorough response in one of the admissions forums.

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