It could benefit you.
It is not likely to benefit you. In most circumstances you'll either end up as a lawyer who spent an extra/unnecessary year in school or a policy worker who spent a lot of extra time+money on school.
If you get a straight JD then practice law but end up hating it, you can always go back and do an MPA or MPPA or MA in PPA or whatever at that point, if you can't get hired directly into policy with the JD and you need an additional piece of paper.
I must sound like an ad at this point but I'm here to plug 7Sage again. I loved the structure of having a course outline, but couldn't fork up the bones to find a tutor - 7Sage was perfect for that. It can easily fit into any schedule if you do the core curriculum in small chunks; I usually did 2 hours a night. After the core curriculum and about a month before my test I used days off to do PTs 1-2x a week, with problem sets of questions on the other weeknights.
The teaching style of 7Sage is great overall too. JY knows what he's talking about and knows how to explain each concept/question in a clear way.
Yes x100000 to taking a few days off before the test. You need a break to breatheeee and not fry your brain before D-Day.
Would it be equally as accurate to just find your GPA percentage, 3.9/4 = 97.5, and then convert it to 4.3? So 97.5% of 4.3 which is 4.19/4.3? That takes out the extra work of picking out individual A’s and I feel like it should work the same way? Let me know if it’s not totally accurate to do that for whatever reason.
I know for my school, it’s weird bc some professors gave A+’s and some didn’t, but A’s and A+’s had the exact same GPA pull. So I might have a 95% or 100% in two classes but one says A+ and the other says A. So I’ve just been calculating for myself with percentages instead of going through my entire transcript again.