« on: June 10, 2006, 02:21:11 PM »
I think pre-law advisement as an undergrad is really overrated, as is the "pre-law" major. Honestly, law schools don't give two craps either way if you were a "pre-law" major or not. They want to see that you did well in your field of study with rigorous coursework, have a well-rounded work/extracurricular experience, and, most importantly, scored well on your LSAT.
I only met with my pre-law advisor on campus once as an undergrad, and it was an absolute joke. The first time I met with her, I only had a 3.0 GPA and was looking to improve upon it to improve my chances of admission at a Tier 1 law school. I asked questions like, "What sorts of schools should I apply to?" and "What are my chances at XYZ Law School?" She just smiled, nodded, and said, "Do your best, you never know." Worthless. I relied upon reading books, U.S. News, and word-of-mouth more than anything. I had to do most of the groundwork myself...lining up letters of rec, personal statement, etc. Honestly, I think that experience of getting in myself, without the other crap, was what ultimately did it for me.
Anyway...those are my two cents...