« on: June 18, 2012, 08:27:01 AM »
Your GPA will certainly hurt you, but with a 165, there are tons of schools that will accept you, even in the tri-state area. Just apply and see what happens. You could get a full-ride at cooley. Hahaha!
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I am looking to attend law school after graduating from McGill University (my undergrad). I am going into second year at mcgill and need to pick my major/minor. The two programs i am looking into are a major in economics with a minor in finance/marketing, or a joint honors program in finance and economics with a minor in really anything. I know the honors program for econ and finance is one of the hardest programs at mcgill and will alter my gpa negatively compared to the first option. So the question i have is out of your personal experience and knowledge should i pursue the honors degree or take the normal economics program and obtain a higher gpa. does the honors degree carry enough weight that it will help my application?
I'm actually surprised that people speak of GGU like it's a terrible school. I have never attended GGU, but the only two attorney's that I know of who graduated from GGU are some of the best attorney's in my area. One particular graduate, is the only attorney in the area who has filed three successful lawsuits against my employer and won every single case, lol. (The guy is known for being a shark in the courtroom)
. After reading it, it most def seems as though O.J. did it.
So forgive me for saying that I can't believe anyone who is of "incredible intelligence" could fail out of law school unless there is an insane forced attrition policy.
Interestingly, lower tier law schools like GGU are usually far less tolerant of academic underperformers than higher ranked schools. One of the biggest criticisms of tier 4 schools is that they admit large numbers of unqualified students, and then eliminate 25-35% through academic attrition. At a school like GGU the grading curve is probably set somewhere around 2.5-2.6. By comparison, Hastings has a curve of (I think) 3.2. Considering that all ABA law schools teach nearly identical first year curricula, it's probably easier to get a 3.0 GPA at Hastings than it is at GGU.
34% of law graduates from the class of 2011 are working in a job that doesn't require a law license.
Which is worth enrolling in more, an MBA or an LLM? (assuming you already have a JD or are jointly enrolled) and why?