I don't really care which degree is harder to get As in. A business degree is better at teaching you how to be successful in business and sales. It is extremely important to understand how to network, sell your product, and manage your finances if you want to be a lawyer. You can learn a lot in law school about ethics, arguments, and the constitution, but learning how to be financially savvy isn't usually in the curriculum.I'm also not saying that I need a 3.7 for the schools I want to go to. I really just need a 3.4, which is my transcript GPA. My whole question is based on the assumption that the ad-com likes one candidate better, but chooses another candidate because it's better for their ranking. So rather than tell me how a 3.7 is better than a 3.0 (Do you really think I"m that stupid?) why don't you tell me whether or not the desire to improve ranking might cloud an ad-com's judgement.
They'll think the 3.7 will be a better student and they think he'll help their ranking more, so no, it won't cloud their judgment.
I am more valuable as a 3.4 student with 4 years of full time employment than I would have been with a 3.7 and one summer internship.
I will be a better student in law school because of my job experience. I am more valuable as a 3.4 student with 4 years of full time employment than I would have been with a 3.7 and one summer internship.
Personally I don't think that work experience is really at all valuable to a lawyer's future success. In many cases I think it just shows adcomms that you're responsible. As soon as you graduate you start getting work experience so I don't think it really matters for future success since you're going to get it anyway.