USC undergrad go to Law School?

<p>Hello fellow students and adcoms. I would like to ask for some general feedback on my plan for my next 3 years at USC and see whether I am on the right track for getting into a law school.</p>

<p>I am a sophomore Business Major at Marshall @USC. I am minoring in Music Industry taking classes in Music Law and intellectual property. I am on track for a finance degree, but recently found after an internship that finance is not for me. I am a much better writer, analyzer, and articulator than a numbers person. I recently decided to make the switch to become Pre-Law so that I can pursue my dreams of working in the Music Industry, but deal with the salient legal issues developing in the music industry today.</p>

<p>What I want to know is, although I know that Business can often hurt you when applying to law schools (and with Marshall it hurts your gpa), is my passion for music and getting some law and entertainment law internships in my next two years make me worthy of law school. This is assuming a 3.5+ gpa and a 160+ LSAT, but I am not asking for a chance at a school. I WANT TO KNOW IF LAW SCHOOLS WILL LOOK PAST THE BUSINESS AND SEE THAT I HAVE A PASSION FOR MUSIC ISSUES? </p>

<p>Law school is where I see myself and I am doing everything I can to get there by making the grades and getting the scores. I just want some feedback on whether or not my interests will likely shine through to law school adcoms?</p>

<p>I am very involved in music, an amateur music producer, DJ.</p>

<p>Any feedback is appreciated!</p>

<p>the most anyone's background/passion is going to do-- is give a slight nudge. So if your numbers are just on the edge, (25 % at USC is around 3.5 and 165), your passion and background may help you a bit.
As you are a USC UG, you might also get a bit of a boost- but not more than a point or two. So you gotta score at least 164 and try to get your gpa above 3.6. That would be bare minimum- and even with those #'s, you should have no expectation of getting in. The biggest boost you'd have is that you were a USC UG. -- as often schools kindly on their UG's re: admissions.<br>
best advice: study hard- aim for 168+ on LSAT's and get that gpa up. You have most control over your grades!!</p>

<p>another thing I'm going to add- just observing- seeing LSN results and anecdotal: GPA seems to be playing more of a role than before. Even kids with 169's and 3.4's may not be getting into a T-14. And even those with very high LSAT's and low gpa's (splitters) are not finding much love this year at the T-14's.
so for all you young'uns reading this- keep your grades up. It used to be good enough to have a 3.5 and a 168 for Cornell or Georgetown. Not this year. Aim for 3.6+ and study hard for those LSAT's.
maybe it is that more kids are taking the LSAT; or taking the test multiple times, but the stats needed for a top school do seem to be on an upward trend.</p>

<p>Most law schools will actually explicitly say that they do not care what your undergraduate academic background is. </p>

<p>They care about your GPA and your LSAT score so that they look good on this chart:</p>

<p>Top</a> 2010 Law School Rankings</p>

<p>Business and finance is actually good preparation for law. I'm not sure why you're telling yourself it is no good. Law work is really just helping people save money. </p>

<p>You should get a finance degree. Quantitative skills are in demand, qualitative skills are not.</p>