Does taking summer classes at a local community college to "pad" my lsac gpa influence my admissions process negatively? I mean I am taking classes I am interested in (art classes). I am also worried because they are 100 level classes... Would it hurt my chances? If I were to take those my lsac gpa can go up to 3.6ish..I mean I can write an addendum stating that I am interested in art (explaining why I took the classes)
Also, I am a rising junior (UG) and for me to graduate I only need to take 12 credits a semester from now on. Would taking 12 credits a semester hurt my chances (or look bad) to the admissions committee? I read that lsac report shows how many credits I took and etc. For me, getting straight A's by taking 4 classes a semester till I apply (fall of senior year) would be much better than getting A's and B's by taking 17 or 18 credits per semester....
Lastly, some forums were saying starting my junior year I shouldn't take anything lower than 300 level classes or it would hurt my chances... is this true? (I doubt it)
Just to confirm, I transferred from one UG to another after my freshmen year. My first semester of sophomore year my grades suffered (2.4-I thought I was interested in economics but I wasn't). The next semester I got a 3.3. The grade trends do help right? Would writing an addendum explaining me getting used to a school help aid my miserable 2.4? (btw, my GPA at the UG my freshmen year was a 3.6)
To finish up, would going to a respected UG help in getting into law school? Do law schools admit (somewhat) more students from their UG?
Please let me know ASAP, I appreciate all your inputs.