firemed wrote:cinephile wrote:I'd go with option 2 as well. You save yourself and your family the expense of a fourth year. You get the chance to have valuable work experience (I would take an actual job over an internship if possible -- maybe even become a paralegal for a couple of years to make sure this is the right field for you). You can save some $$ for law school, spend your free time studying for the LSAT, and some schools will really look favorably on work experience (and some practically require it).
A minor doesn't make a difference.
OP has a 3.2 right now. We have no idea what he/she will get on the LSAT. There is no guarantee either that OP will pull their GPA up to the predicted 3.6.
Do you really think it is worth it? to take the year off?
My initial advice was like yours until I saw the GPA.
True, the potential GPA increase is important. But I'd still take the year off just in case you don't go into law - it gives you a head start on your future and lowers your undergrad debt (but I'm really debt averse, so maybe it's not the best solution for everyone).