I am 25 and graduated from undergrad 3 years ago. I've been working in 2 positions totally unrelated to the law, and was just accepted at the University of Texas for law school, where I will go in the fall. I give you this background because from a very young age, I wanted to be a lawyer. I really enjoyed participating in a Boy Scout's Law Explorer's Post (I was not in the BSA - the program is open to all) and in my school's model judiciary. Check around your area and see if any of these options are available. As for prep - work hard, get involved with extracurriculars at your school, get good grades, and go to a good school for undergrad. When you get there, study hard, have fun, and take the classes that you enjoy. I was a business major, and know of people who were biology, engineering, and whatever other major you can think of. The point is, study what interests you and you will get better grades, and that is what matters for law schools, not WHAT you studied. Also, because I was a double Business/Spanish major, with a semester abroad in Spain, and real world experience, I was more unique that your average LSchool applicant with a Political Science degree coming straight out of undergrad. That is not to say do not study Poly Sci - if you like it, you will be more committed, so study what you want, just work hard, volunteer, and get involved! Good Luck!