I am currently a freshman in undergrad,
After 2 semesters, I have decided I don't want to go forward pursuing a bio degree because my heart is not in it and I have come to realize my interest in science is almost nonexistent.
However I LOVE political science and theory and relations and all the stuff bundled with it.
I am switching my intended major towards Polisci and will be pursuing it in the fall and REALLY want to go to law school (another thing that I find interesting, Law!), however am afraid because right now my GPA sucks (I just barely passed chem and calc the last 2 semesters, my overall gpa may be near 2.8 for the year).
I feel like I can go really far and get great grades now that I will be pursuing a major that is focused on my passion.
Is it too late for me? Will law schools see my freshman year and reject me even if I make up for it? I want to get into a really good law school and specialize.
Just make sure you do what everyone else is saying and do much better from here on out. Some top law schools also notice an upward trend in grades in your subsequent years. That's what happened to me. My first year was so so. My second year was absolutely terrible (I partied too much). But my last two and a half years were superb. I stayed in school an extra semester. It actually helped, I assume.
But keep in mind, if you have a maturity problem as I did, you HAVE to demonstrate growth in maturity by doing other things after you graduate from undergrad. Law school, at this point, cannot be a straight shot out of undergrad, at least a very competitive law school can't.
But you can simply avoid having to wait to apply by knocking your grades out of the park from here on out.