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What are some ideal ECs for an ivy-league Law School application?

DanielCADanielCA Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
edited April 2007 in College Admissions
The topic pretty much says it all.
I will be attending UCLA starting this Fall and I don't want to waste time. I was wondering, with your experience, what would be the best extra-curricular activities?

I would think club membership and internships, but I don't know.
This isn't exactly high school where there's so much EC possibility.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Post edited by DanielCA on

Replies to: What are some ideal ECs for an ivy-league Law School application?

  • Sheed30Sheed30 Registered User Posts: 12,425 Senior Member
    Whatever you love doing....DO IT!
  • a778999a778999 Registered User Posts: 1,520 Senior Member
    any as long as you show passion and dedication
  • hsmomstefhsmomstef Registered User Posts: 3,579 Senior Member
    activites which you enjoy that teach you to think, evaluate and analysis -- also activities where you speak in public. This could take a million different forms -- but I would say something like being the webmaster for a club would not be nearly as helpful as being the public spokesman for a club.

    Think debate and forensics, intern at a law office, philosophy or religious studies clubs.
  • DanielCADanielCA Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Thanks for all the tips!
    I'll be sure to take that into consideration.

    And very good ideas hsmomstef, I'll especially try to do those.
  • SeersuckerSeersucker - Posts: 31 Junior Member
    Your ECs aren't very important.

    There is no "Ivy League" of Law Schools. Princeton, Dartmouth, and Brown don't even have Law Schools.

    For law school, your LSAT is the most important factor, then your GPA. Go to college, have fun, do well, and don't worry about this for another two or three years.
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