USC/UCLA Law school? Am I on the right track??

<p>Hey everyone, thanks for reading. I am currently a white male Sophomore at USC at the Marshall School of Business Majoring in Business Finance and Minoring in the Music Industry. I have made the decision apply for Law School when I graduate because I would love a career in the Music Industry as an Attorney for a record company for example. I have a strong interest in Music and I also am an amateur music producer. What I want to know is, am I on the right track in terms of Major and School choice?? Does USC Law except a lot of USC undergrads?? </p>

The Salvation Army (LA) - Marketing, Public Relations, Research, and Finance</p>

Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity - Vice President of Pledge Class
Budget Chair of Marshall and Beyond Networking Event
VP of Marketing for GCC - Global China Connection</p>

<p>GPA: 3.0 (but this will go up, because I have only been at USC one semester and Pledged a fraternity during that time.)</p>

<p>I plan on applying to USC, UCLA, Loyola, and Pepperdine Law schools and I wanted to know if I'm on the right track, what kind of internships should I look for, and when to start preparing for the LSAT.</p>

<p>THANK YOU TO ANYONE WHO GIVES ANY ADVICE and I would love to help you too!!</p>

<p>No, your GPA is lousy and you don't have an LSAT score, the only things that matter. Your major and school are irrelevant.</p>

<p>though cherokkee sounds a bit harsh -- he's right.<br>
concentrate on your grades and obtain a solid LSAT score.
And for USC/UCLA, I'd venture to guess you'll need at least a 165 LSAT with a 3.5. And even with those stats, admission to UCLA/USC is far from a sure thing.</p>

<p>Law school admission ain't like High School. They do not care if you are VP of 3 different clubs. It is all about your basic stats: LSAT / GPA.
And every year those stats are inching upward and GPA seems to be playing a bit more of an important role than in past years.<br>
Less VP and MORE GPA</p>

<p>I agree. Assuming that you take the same # of credit hours the next two years, and make a 4.0, your GPA will only be 3.5. You would need a pretty high LSAT to offset your GPA. USC and UCLA is out of the question. You may have a chance at the other T1/T2 schools, unless you are URM.</p>

<p>^ I'm guessing he's a rising sophomore, which means he could still get a 3.75 with 4.0's (which is unlikely for any student), but it seems possible to me that he could salvage a 3.4/3.5+. </p>

<p>In that case, you would need a 167ish+ on the LSAT for a GOOD shoot at USC, and a little higher for a good shoot at UCLA (I know 3.5/169s who got rejected from UCLA; they've been extremely competitive the last two years). </p>

<p>Internships do not mean much, and you might even have to do a little better than I stated because of your disadvantageous major. Because I do not want to repeat myself for the 20th time, please do a search of "business" or "business major" on this forum to see the justification for why it carries with it a negative connotation for law schools.</p>

<p>OP: if you're serious about law school at UCLA/USC, drop everything and get that GPA up to at LEAST 3.6. i had a 3.16 GPA after a year and a half and finally got things together and after 3 full years, i'm at 3.73 (which probably still isn't all that great for UCLA...).</p>

<p>for LSAT, i'd aim for 170 flat. i know that's what i'm shooting for this october...</p>

<p>Please read the thread, "Everything you should know about law school," found in this forum.</p>