Quote from: Goodfella Aaron on March 22, 2006, 04:48:07 PMI'm in a frat and I did well for myself. I think it made me more disciplined, in fact. Other posters on this board who got into T14s were in them too, as are many of the guys I meet at admitted student days. Don't not join because you're afraid it'll harm your grades. It only will if you let it.
Hi-I didn't read all of the posts, so I apologize if I repeat something...here is my advice. You don't have to go to the best college in order to get into a top law school. What you need is a solid GPA/LSAT and something that makes you stand out. In my case, I went abroad for a year - spent 4 months in DC (away from my home university in Boston) then Oxford for 6 months...however, that is not the only option. Play a varsity sport and become captain, start a charitable drive, secure a decent part time job where you have a position of some status. Basically, do something to get noticed!!Other than that, make sure that you're committed to academics. You don't have to be a die-hard academic, I'm definitely not. What you need is to find a subject that interests you and take many courses in that discipline. If you like what you're doing in college, and you committed to putting in the work, you'll do well. It'll come naturally, I promise.Best of luck, I'm sure you'll do great! Maybe I'll see you at GULC in a few years =)