Get involved in activities you genuinely care about, not those you think you should because they're typical "pre-law" activities.-Megan Barnett, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Yale"Professional joiners" are a turn-off.-Elizabeth Rosselot, Director of Admissions, Boston CollegeThere are lots more quotes like these, can't hunt them all down right now. And, in general, you can find lots of quotes from admissions deans that generally disparage the value of anything law related before coming to law school. For example:I prefer to see business related experience rather than work in a law firm. In consulting and investment banking, for example, the demands on the person are great whereas the responsibilities in a law firm tend to be less challenging. Thus, the former carries more weight.-Don Rebstock, Associate Dean of Admissions, NorthwesternThese are just a couple. There's lots more like it. And, you've got to remember. This is just what they're willing to say *publicly*. You've got to assume in private (i.e. in closed doors at admissions time) they are even more critical of pre-law activities.
Hello, im a senior in high school and is soon going to attend college this fall. Im really obsessed about going to law school & just started to study for the lsat. I want to study right now and take my lsat earlier than most people such as in the beginning of my junor year or in my sophomore year. Is this being wise or stupid? I heard that you'll be more smarter and likely to test better on it as your brain matures or something. So, would studyin for a year in my freshman year be as effective as studying for a year in my junior year??? Moreover, what kind of extracurricular activities look good in ur application? for example, volunteer work, study abroad, work experience, clubs, awards, etc.. which one should i emphasize the most?
Ok so I'm getting mixed messages: -One person says to double major in two substantially different fields-while another says not to because it will be too much work and would'nt matter in an applicationIn addition -Someone said that majoring in Pre-Law looks bad, can I get a verification on this?