johnstuartmill wrote:The "low HS GPA --> top law school" is actually pretty easy to swing if you're from California. You could not graduate from high school here, go to community college, do well enough there to transfer to a top UC, and then be in good shape for the law school admissions process. My roommate nearly flunked out of high school, but is now a senior at UCLA rocking a 3.9X GPA because he went this route. If he gets a great score on the LSAT, he could go anywhere.
It can be even easier than your roommate's route, because a 2.9 CC GPA is guaranteed admission to UC Davis through the TAG program, while a 3.0 CC GPA gets you into UC San Diego, and both are T50 undergrads.