How much do P/NP classes count for law school?

<p>How much do P/NP classes count for law school?
I have a bunch of P/NP classes and I am a political science major. My GPA is decent (3.7) but I'm worried that all these classes will be looked down upon by law schools. I am taking this stupid accounting class (don't know why) and I just bombed the midterm so I'l probably take it P/NP too. Only one of my P/NP classes are for my major though. Will law schools still look down upon my transcript, and will it keep me out of tier 1 schools?</p>

<p>Other facts:</p>

<p>Junior at UCLA
Haven't taken LSAT yet
Dream school: Columbia, Northwestern, Georgetown</p>

<p>I took the max number of P/F classes (1/3 of my total credits), and I managed to sneak into the Tier 1 (full ride at top 10, half+ at CCN).</p>

<p>Having a lot of P/NP grades is not helpful. NYU Law has previously explained it as follows and others have like thoughts:</p>

<p>“Most admissions committees have what are best described as mixed emotions about the pass/fail option. Although committees sympathize with the notion that pass/fail grading may give a student the opportunity to take a course that he or she otherwise would not, committees also feel that the more of such marks on a transcript, the less information they have on which to base their judgment on your qualifications as an applicant. One of the consequences of a permanent record ladened with pass/fail credits is that increasingly greater weight is placed on your LSAT score. As a general rule, you should not take more than one academic course per year on a pass/fail basis.” </p>

<p>Also understand the potential risk of such a course. LSAC is the organization that gathers all your admission information and calculates your GPA that is submitted to colleges. If you get a “pass” grade the class is ignored for purpose of calculating your GPA. If you get a no pass grade, the class hours are counted in calculating your GPA and your grade for that class is deemed an F for that calculation.</p>

<p>Pass is fine; you can have over 10 and still make it into number based schools: Harvard, Columbia, NYU, etc. as long as you have a high LSAT and a high GPA. NP counts as F.</p>