Get to know the pre-law advisor, Dr. Karen Swenson (2321 Coleman Hall).
Begin the process of selecting a major.
Inquire about Moot Court, the Pre-Law Society, and legal internships.
Your GPA is cumulative - do your best from the beginning of your freshman year.
Set up a free account with the Law School Admission Council at LSAC.org
Choose courses that offer skills in critical reading, analytical and logical reasoning, and technical writing. Take at least one public law class.
Begin to establish a relationship with professors who will write your letters of recommendation.
Consider if law school is really best for you: discuss your career options with the pre-law advisor and your major advisor; take a pre-law internship to have contact with lawyers and legal work; read books about law school and the legal profession.
Examine the state of the legal job market. Data is available from the National Association of Law Placement atnalp.org
Study for the LSAT, and take sample tests.
Think about taking an LSAT prep course, especially if you are not a self-motivated studier or your scores on sample tests are not good. A free course is available from the Kahn Academy.
Register for the LSAT and plan on taking the LSAT in June, July or August after your junior year or September/October of your senior year.