I am 100% planning on becoming a lawyer. However, I do have a great interest in volunteering and human rights throughout the world. I am interested in International Law. Paying for law school will be an absolute challenge as well, planning on having at least $90,000 in law school debt if I do not get scholarships (still about 2-3 yrs away). Currently, I am a sophomore in community college about to graduate in the spring. I am planning on attending University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire in the fall of 2017. I will be majoring in Political Science with a World Politics emphasis, a minor in philosophy and Spanish and will graduate in the Spring of 2019. I am starting to plan and studying for the LSAT as well. Would it be smart to join the peace corp for 2 yrs before I go to law school? What is the specific process? Will it benefit my application and give me a better chance at a top tier law school? Are there any good law schools that have a specific programs for RPCV so they can easily go into that program? Should I take the LSAT and apply to law school and try to postpone my acceptance until I finish the Peace Corp? If I take my LSAT before I join the peace corp, could I still use it when I return from the PC and be ready to use it for my law school app (2 yrs later)? I am planning on applying to Vanderbilt, WashU, Georgetown (super high reach tho), UW Madison, and University of Iowa law schools.
Can anyone answer my questions or give me advice on what to do???? I have heard lots of stories of Returned Peace Corp Volunteers (RPCV) receiving full tuition scholarships at ivy league law schools.
Would it be better to do it before I attend UWEC (probs have $20,000 ish in student debt)?