Path to law school starting freshman year!

<p>Hello everyone! I am a college freshman, and I really have my eyes set on law school. More specifically, I can see myself going into prosecuting law. There's a lot of injustice in the world, and I'd like to help stop that looming virus; I'd like to serve the people in that way. </p>

<p>I'm currently attending a decent public universty, (Oakland University in Michigan, if anyone knows it) and for both geographic and academic purposes, I am very interested in UMich law. It's very competitive since it's 10th overall, and only 20% of the accepted students are from Michigan, so I'm going to have to really work hard. </p>

<p>So, for all of you law experts/students/lawyers/parents out there, how can I start now to tackle this dream of mine? First, how does one know if they're truly suited for law school, and second, how can they possibly prepare for it? And when? </p>

<p>Thank you so much for your help!</p>

<p>I can't tell you how one knows if they're well-suited to law school - perhaps some of the lawyers/law students who read this forum can. I will say that what you can do from your very first semester as an undergrad is amass the highest GPA you can. If you look at this site University</a> of Michigan Law School | Law School Numbers you'll see that the median GPA for admitted students to U-M's law school was 3.73 a few years ago. </p>

<p>When my d, now a 2L, was a college freshman, we were pleased that she made the Dean's List first semester by a comfortable margin and predicted that it boded well for law school. She pointed out that she was already below the 25th percentile at her then first-choice law school. She worked hard at boosting the GPA, and was eventually accepted at that first choice, but it didn't look good after 1 semester (even a very good semester).</p>

<p>Is there a pre-law advising office at your school? If so, make a point of visiting and getting all the info you can. Good luck!</p>