Getting into some of the good law schools is very competitive. If you have made up your mind that you want to be a lawyer and get into on of the top law schools in the country, there are some things you need to do.
As with any profession you are wishing to enter, you should get good grades in college. But, with to get into law schools, you may even need to get excellent grades and be in the top ten percent of your graduating class. You should also take the LSAT. The LSAT is the Law School Admission Test. This half-day test is given only four times a year, so you should prepare well in advance. It is essential that you perform well on this test in order to get into law school. You can buy LSAT preparation books to study from before taking the actual test. If you get a chance in college, do your internship in a law-related field. Law schools say that internships do not matter much when they are considering students, but it will help you decide if law is the profession you really want to pursuit. You should also take as many law related classes in college to help ensure that law schools look closely at your application. It will be beneficial if you can take Business Law, Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties Law or any type of political science course that deals with the law.
If you are looking for a law school to attend, you may want to buy a copy of the Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools. It can be viewed online at www.lsac.org. The guide offers a description of all American law schools and gives you an idea of your chances of making it into each school.
If you prepare yourself properly, you should be able to get into one of the top law schools with no problem.