Also, if you have a rough start in school, a double major sounds like a good way to improve your GPA. I'm not sure if history and political science will give you the "interdisciplinary flair" that law schools seem to like, but it won't hurt you.
You're a junior in High School and you've already planned out a political career. I'm not sure whether I should be scared or sad.Go to college and take a variety of courses from well-regarded professors. See what you like and major in it. Law school will come, and so will politics, if you're still interested at that time...
Hey there, I think the best thing you can do right now is get into a college you'll love and do well there. There's a nice little book called "Making the Most of College" that you should check out: http://www.amazon.com/Making-Most-College-Students-Speak/dp/067401359X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208053599&sr=8-1There's also plenty of books and advice out there on how to choose the right school for you.And in the mean time you should study and practice for the SAT/ACT (take both, you'll do better on one) because, just like with law school, good numbers will help you get into a good college and/or to get a good scholarship.Major in whatever you like, just take substantial classes with plenty of reading and writing and make a point to get to know a few professors--this will improve your college experience and it helps with recommendations down the line. Do a big research project or two--again, it's about getting a quality academic experience.Have fun too. A second major is fine--it's a great move if you end up at a big undergrad where you can only take certain classes if you are majoring in the subject. Interesting combos are always fun--like Biology/Anthropology majors or Math/Theater majors. A second major or a minor in a language is not a bad idea.Also, apply to a wide variety of schools that you might like, especially if the financial side is an issue. A public school is no bar to getting into a great law school (I went to a mediocre public school and now I'm headed to Columbia). But some private schools give fantastic aid packages, so it's worth seeing what you can get. And definitely think about the kind of extracurriculars you want to be involved in. Don't wait to dive into something. Who knows if you'll stick with the Earth Group or the co-ed A Capella group, but you'll make friends and will lead you interesting places.
As for well-regarded professors, I guess the problem I have is finding those well-regarded professors you speak of. Also, I'm not too crazy about being undecided in my first year, but I guess it could be a way to find out what I do like.
QuoteAlso, if you have a rough start in school, a double major sounds like a good way to improve your GPA. I'm not sure if history and political science will give you the "interdisciplinary flair" that law schools seem to like, but it won't hurt you.What do you mean by "interdisciplinary flair"?