« on: October 13, 2016, 10:02:52 AM »
1. They will look primarily at your cumulative GPA. People on law school discussion boards obsess over minutia such as grade trends, difficulty of classes, etc, but law schools don't. They want to report high GPAs to USNWR, so they look at your cumulative GPA.
2. You can go ahead and explain it if you like, but again, they won't really care.
3. Extracurriculars are of minimal importance (if anything). They won't matter either way unless you have something really, truly impressive on your resume. If you spent a couple of years in the Peace Corps, worked as a teacher in the inner city, spent a few years as the director of non-profit, etc, then yes, it will help. The fact that you joined the Biology Club or participated in a bake sale will not really matter. Not trying to belittle your activities or accomplishments, just trying to be honest.
Lastly, until you have an LSAT score none of this matters. Your GPA and LSAT are BY FAR the most important factors. They will effectively determine where you go to law school. These other factors are small potatoes that might accentuate an application, but cannot make up for a GPA/LSAT deficiency. Focus on getting the highest LSAT score possible.