I hate to tell you this, but yes, your GPA is going to hurt you. I faced a problem where I started school as a science major, planning on going to med school. Well after two semesters of deciding that was not what I wanted to do and killing my GPA, I switched to Political Science, where every semester after that I had a 3.7 or above. My LSAC GPA is still just a 3.2 and that is what a school is going to look at. The fact is I made a choice, as did you with Europe, and those choices have consequences. Ammedums are good to do to an application like that, but it will still hurt you. I had an excellent LSAT high 160's, thus making me in the 75th percentile for my top choice, my GPA was in the 25th percentile though, thus right now I am holding my breath on a wait list, that looks like it might move at the end of the month. The whole admissions game is very stressful and sometimes just a big pain in the butt, but hopefully you can do well enough on your LSAT and write a good ammendum to your GPA. I would also recommed meeting personally with the admissions directors at the schools you are applying to let them know what kind of person you are. Good Luck.