daisy8080 wrote:Thank you @Mr. Elshal, @sjgonzalez3, @HorseThief
You guys have been the most helpful bunch thus far.
Am I right in assuming you are all Harvard Law students?
lol, yes we are.
daisy8080 wrote:Excuse me for the ignorance and high school mentality, but the fact that I can get into law school just by studying hard and not really doing extracurriculars is a groundbreaking idea for me.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, we didn't say that. Excelling in your extracurriculars will be an important part of your application. Unless you have a 4.3 gpa and a 180, you'll need to fill out your application with other fun things.
daisy8080 wrote:I'm a college freshman at a top 20 university and I did equal amounts of studying + passionate extra curricular work in fields related to my current major to get here. Am I generalizing too much here? It seems from what you guys are saying is that I should
1) not do anything "pre-law society" related
2) do something "fun" ec's to show an interesting side of me
3) maybe pick 1/2 general ecs that interest me, doesnt have to be fancy (im thinking student newspaper, literary magazine, volunteer club)
3) but basically just get a killer GPA+LSAT score
^Is this about on point?
So I shouldn't be doing anything "law-related", even during the summers with internships & such?
What did you do during the summers then, if you don't mind me asking?
Thanks again, you are the best bunch ever and I really appreciate your input and time.
1. Don't feel like you need to do anything 'pre-law' related, but if it looks like fun, I'd say do it. Being active in your community is never a bad thing. Just make sure it isn't the only thing you do.
4. These are important, but not everything. You've just started your college experience. Take some time to explore different subjects, do different jobs, have some fun. Definitely don't let the goal of law school prevent you from trying out other things.