-I have roughly a 3.4 GPA at michigan state uni (in the business school, which is pretty well ranked but not amazingly so)
-I currently have a part time summer unpaid internship shadowing and doing some light marketing work for a lawyer i know and a labor job that pays pretty well for what it is when i'm not interning. This will give me a decent amount of exposure to the legal system.
-Currently a general business admin and pre-law major, which is a dead major now at my school so it doesn't really have a lot going for it.
-My parents will probably be moving within the next year (if the house sells)
-I'm going to pull a bull shit # out of nowhere and say I think i can do reasonably well on the LSAT(160+) Based on having always been 90+ percentile on standardized tests and reading comprehension/verbal skills are my strong suit and am decently strong in logic.
What i'm considering as my options:
-Sign up late for the LSAT (additional 70$ T_T) for june the 6th
-Pick up some 10 Real LSAT books and study my ass off for the next ~4weeks.
-Apply to law school in november, graduate in spring 2012
-Go to law school whee
Pros: Graduate in 4 years (save $), My parents will probably happier with this.
Cons: Less options, less prepared for the LSAT, Less fun
-Work at my law internship over the summer and decide if i still want to take the LSAT in October and be able to properly prepare for it. Apply for law school the following year. Ample time to re-take it if need be. If i decide not to go into law i'm sure it will be a great reference and experience for me anyways.
-Switch my major to Supply Chain Management(I can switch pretty easily into any business major, pretty much all my credits should move over). Our program is ranked #2 in the country so a lot of companies look to MSU for interns/jobs.
-Take 3 more semesters (12/12/5 credits) and plan to graduate in Fall 2012 (as an added bonus i'd have a lot of fun during the extra semester after the, a lot of my good friends will still be in school and this would probably some of the best times of my life)
-Get my shit together during the school year, join whatever organizations I need to and apply for a bunch of internships.
-Hopefully have an internship in supply chain for summer 2012. See how that goes.
-Graduate in Fall. Work at labor job till either get hired by whoever i interned for(seems to happen pretty regularly) or land a job somewhere else. If i've chosen to go to law school then I'd work winter/summer at my labor job, make a decent amount of cash and go to law school in the fall.
Pros: Won't have to worry about as much stuff this summer, more time to get my shit together, More time to prepare for the LSAT and my law school application, Extra semester would be awesome, lighter class loads for the next 3 semesters, Explore more oppurtunities and open more options for me, it's probably better to be in a highly ranked program then a dead one. Extra semester with my rugby team (rugby is pretty much the one thing i know i truly love, and all my good friends are on the team). Potential to go abroad somewhere?
Cons: Extra semester ($$), Parents probably won't be too happy, Feels like i'm kind of falling behind in life.
In retrospect this is all shit I should have figured out exactly a year ago. Better late than never i suppose, it took a while for it to hit me.
After typing this all out it seems like Option 2 would be best for me. But thats why I'm posting this here, I want to know some of your opinions and advice, get some objective help, and i'm sure theres plenty people in the same boat as me or past it and can help me out.
This is something i'm going to have to figure out by the end of the week as may 13th is the last day to register for the LSAT. I'll be telling my dad pretty much everything here and see what he thinks of it and talk to him when i get the chance (he lives in a diff state for work)
Thanks in advance for any advice.