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Taking Paralegal courses before applying?

Taking Paralegal courses before applying?
« on: January 04, 2013, 01:09:22 PM »
I have a foreign Bachelor's degree in Engineering with a low GPA 2.85, from like 5 years ago.
I am currently working in a law office and planning to apply for law school next year.
I am worried about my low GPA and considering to take some Paralegal courses after work (non-degree)to strengthen my GPA first.
Is it doable or worth the time?
My university doesn't use GPA to evaluate students' grades so I am not quiet sure if I can improve my GPA by taking classes now?

Any input is appreciated.
   

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Re: Taking Paralegal courses before applying?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 12:35:51 PM »
I think you'd be much better served by dedicating your time to LSAT prep.

Re: Taking Paralegal courses before applying?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 11:59:56 PM »
A foreign bachelor's degree GPA won't be standardized by CAS and included in your GPA. Neither will any post-BA work, such as paralegal courses now.

Other than making you look like you're interested in the law and providing you a valuable backup option, paralegal courses won't help that much with law school.