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Don't take any "pre-law" classes (except maybe a poli sci constitutional law class). Experiment with a variety of different courses until you find a subject that really interests you. Major in that. Take classes that will improve your writing skills. Get involved in meaningful extracurriculars (not the "pre-law" club), especially those that provide leadership opportunities (which you should seize). Study abroad. Consider other career choices. Form good relationships with profs. Again, consider other career choices (including grad school). If, by the beginning of your junior year, you're still convinced you want to go to law school, then study like hell for the LSAT and aim to break 170 within the year. Work on an amazing, thought-provoking, non-cliched personal statement. Have everything done by the end of the summer following your junior year. Apply as soon as schools start accepting apps. Choose Yale, Harvard, or Stanford over money. Otherwise, take the money. Don't do any "pre-law" program over the summer. Take it easy and relax.