I am wondering if I should just take fluff classes in undergrad to get a good gpa or should I take challenging classes and end up with an ok gpa. I really want to go to law school
What is your current undergrad major or combination? You definitely don't want fluff classes for GPA infation cos it won' help you in the short run (if you decide not to go to law school and then seek a job) and in the long run (cos law school is no joke and you don't want to be academically unprepared). Do you know what you want to use your law school degree for? Politics, Court clerkship, private practice of Big time law partner. In any case, you want to go to the best law school you can get into and a 2.9 GPA will probably not push you into the Top 20. Basically , you will need to concentrate very hard on getting as many As as possible between now and graduation. You want to be somewhere in the 3.8+ GPA range or higher for Liberal arts type degrees, 3.5+ for Business, Science and Engineering Majors if possible. You also want to strongly prepare for your LSAT and aim for the highest scores possible, but nothing lower than 165 if yon can help it. Law School is a major investment that pays astronimical dividends in the future if handled correctly..whatever you are doing now that is giving you 2.9 GPA needs to be terminated and a major about face towards the top should be done. Nothing is impossible if you put your heart and mind to it...Believe! Then work hard!!