To what extent do law schools care about hours per semester?

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holley18
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To what extent do law schools care about hours per semester?

Postby holley18 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:02 pm

I asked this question before, but I never really got a concrete answer to calm my fears. I took many Dual Credit classes (38 hours) in high school so I entered college ahead of the game. My first year of undergrad I took 16 hours (fall) and 15 (spring). My second year I took 13 hours (I had to take a W in a class but earned a 3.77 GPA) and 15. This year I took 12 hours in the fall. This semester I enrolled in a philosophy class (without taking any intro classes in the subject) I thought I would enjoy and would help for the LSAT without having to pay for a prep course, but I think it will just be a hinderance and I don't want my 3.655 to take a hit. If I were to take a W for the course, leaving me with 12 hours, would law schools penalize me for it, assuming I have a GPA and LSAT score that is at their medians with volunteer experience with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the United Way?

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Re: To what extent do law schools care about hours per semester?

Postby cinephile » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:40 pm

I took 12 hours every semester and it didn't effect me at all.

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Re: To what extent do law schools care about hours per semester?

Postby holley18 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:06 pm

cinephile wrote:I took 12 hours every semester and it didn't effect me at all.


Thanks! What schools did you apply to?

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Re: To what extent do law schools care about hours per semester?

Postby cinephile » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:12 pm

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