I don't know of a more suitable place to post this, since I am brand new to the forum, but here it goes.
I am a freshman at Seton Hall University and I am interested in getting into either NYU, Yale or Columbia Law School. As far as the LSAT goes, I will work on getting anywhere between 175-180. But, besides that, here are my goals and plans. Tell me if they are good or should be improved upon in any way.
1. Academics- Majors: Political Science and International Relations (3.5-4.0 gpa)
Minors: Russian Language, Business Law
University Honors Program
Certificates; United Nations Peacekeeping, Russian and Eastern European Studies, Paralegal Studies (NYU)
Courses to be taken: Public International Law, Constitutional Law, Introduction to US Law, Environemntal Law, Business Law, Legal Writing and Research, Moot Court, Law and Ethics, Civil Liberties, etc. (As many law-related courses as possible to fulfill the requirements of both degrees)
2. Work Experience: I intend on interning with UNA-USA, Elected officials and also a Think Tank or other NGO, working with the NJ County courts or state courts, a judge or a law firm as a volunteer intern, in addition to earning my paralegal certificate from NYU or Queens College and doing that part-time. I also would like to participate in a summer pre-law institute at Cornell or another university.
3. Extracurriculars- Honor Society memberships, Law Fraternity, Executive Board member of the Pre-Law Society, Editorial Board member of the Pre-Law Review, president and founder of several political clubs and student think tank editor of political newspaper, editor and founder of 2 undergraduate academic journals, Model UN, Mock Trial, Chair of Model UN Conference, Student Senator, member of SGA Executive Cabinet, member of 7 university committees and boards, Legislative Director for Future Voters of America, Radio and Televison Anchor, Analyst for business school newspaper, E-board member, 21st Century African Youth Movement, Jewish Student Union, Slavic Club treasurer and secretary, History Club president, leader for National Coalition Building Institute.
4. Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships intended; low-income, Hispanic and Middle Eastern (Argentina, Yemen, Syria)
I am open to any further suggestions. Thank you.