I need help on a decision. I am a junior at Penn, and I can choose to apply for submatriculation into Penn's law school so that I begin my senior year as a 1L, and thus graduate with a BA/JD in 6 years rather than 7.
Does this sound like a good idea? Obviously it will save money, but can you think of negatives? I have no real idea of what my chances are of being admitted since I'm assuming these are special circumstances, but my GPA is 3.7+ (expected to rise this year), and on practice LSATs I've gotten a 173, 175, and 179. I also have good extracurriculars. If I applied, I'd have to take the LSAT in October, which may or may not be better than taking it later.
Penn is basically my second choice law school; first is Harvard. What do you guys think?