We dont have a conflicts policy. We know when exams are scheduled before we even register, so if we are an idiot and take a class we shouldnt, we deal with the consequences.
A good law school gift is anything that says more than 15% alcohol by volume on the label.
As far as printing...I am pretty sure that everyone in law school takes ridiculous advantage of the free lexis and westlaw printing.
I'm a third yr at GW w/ 3.2 (puts me in the top 50%), do I have any realistic chances of landing a semi-respectable clerkship at this point?
Here are a few examples of Harvard LL.M.s teaching at 2 different law schools.
Alright, here's one from about 10 years ago. This prof. seems to be about similarly situated to the OP - T1 law school with law firm experience, then went on to LL.M. and is now teaching. Click on his C.V. 1996, Harvard LL.M.
Oh and P.S. I guarantee at least 30% of LS matriculates were poli sci majors in undergrad.
There's no "right track" for you to get on. You're not even at the station and you haven't bought a ticket. There is no class you can take in high school or at a community college that will give you any meaningful advantage in either getting into law school or in succeeding once there.
The only thing I would recommend that you do at your age is to talk to friends and family in the legal profession and ask them what their lives and careers are like, or better yet, try to get a job working as some kind of office assistant at a law firm so you can see what it's like to work as an attorney (networking a must for this). This won't give you any advantages over other would-be law students, but it will allow you to make a more informed decision as to whether this is a career path you really want to follow.