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Unsure about my current situation...

Postby undecided jordan » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:02 am

Before you delve into my current predicament, just note that Law school is simply an OPTION for me at the moment but I am seeking clarification as to what being a prelaw student entails and whether this path is something I realistically want to pursue.

I'm currently a Sophomore undergraduate at a large, public California university. My university doesn't offer an explicit "business" major, consequently leading me to choose Political Science as a major last year. I know what you're thinking: just another poli sci loser who thinks he has a shot at law school. But it's only been recently that I've even considered trying to pursue a career in law. Despite this sudden, impulsive decision on my part, I have absolutely no IDEA what to do or what to expect when it comes to what I need to do to ensure I get into a decent law school. I grew up always with an interest in politics but never fully enveloping myself in current events and the news -- which would probably be instantly evident if I were to talk to someone like you guys.

Growing up I knew for a fact that I was neither interested in science nor math, given my utterly useless ability to learn the concepts effectively. I am a fairly good writer and fairly good reader, so I sort of knew once I started college that it would probably be best if I pursued some sort of social science path. Now I know what you are thinking: Oh god, this kid REALLY does not know what he's getting himself into. But really, I am here because I sincerely want to know what Law school expects from its applicants and what I should consider before really committing myself to become a lawyer.

I know for a fact that I'm interested in law, but remain essentially clueless as to what I need to do to get accepted into a good law school. From what I've Google-researched though, it appears that Law school applicants are subjected to the same numbers game that I was subjected to as a high school senior applying to colleges -- meaning, GPA + LSAT scores are THE most important factor? Do Law schools expect their students to have an impressive knowledge set in politics and current events? Because that is something I am seriously lacking and am almost utterly clueless about at the moment, but am willing to change.

Any suggestions, further questions about my situation, and advice would help so so much. Thank you for taking the time to read this! I am sincerely hoping I receive some helpful replies because I want to get off on a good start as soon as possible if I do, in fact, choose to pursue law.


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Re: Unsure about my current situation...

Postby mfeller2 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:33 am

Lurk this site for awhile, you'll find that nothing matters except LSAT and GPA. Don't worry about what your major is, unless you want something to fallback on if you decide not to go to law school. Political science you won't get a job out of undergrad. So get a high GPA and study for the LSAT. . . a lot. btw you're a sophomore in college, go do something fun, instead of worrying about law school.

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Re: Unsure about my current situation...

Postby nphsbuckeye » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:12 pm

You have a lot of time left. It's very good to think about things early, but you probably don't have to decide tonight.

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Re: Unsure about my current situation...

Postby prezidentv8 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:22 pm

undecided jordan wrote:just another poli sci loser who thinks he has a shot at law school.

Heyyyyyy polisci still cooooool.....

undecided jordan wrote:Do Law schools expect their students to have an impressive knowledge set...?


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Re: Unsure about my current situation...

Postby Veyron » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:24 pm

Get high GPA, get high LSAT, ???, PROFIT!


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