Seek advice from faculty.
If your college has a prelaw major or program, take advantage of this resource by seeking advice (even if you are not a major). Given that most colleges do not have prelaw majors, make contact with a professor who can advise and guide you in choosing courses and experiences to round out your law school application. Look for professors who are lawyers. You can find them in law and criminal justice departments and often political science and history departments. Take their courses to ensure that they know you and are familiar with your abilities so that they can provide advice that is geared to your situation and needs.
Take varied and challenging coursework.
Your coursework should provide you with a well-rounded and rigorous education. Don’t just take classes that are easy A’s. Challenge yourself. Admissions committees pay attention to your grade point average (GPA) but also the overall difficulty of courses. Look for classes that emphasize critical thinking, writing, and public speaking in a variety of disciplines such as history, political science, law and criminal justice, psychology, English, and more.
Volunteer, seek an internship, or even a part time job in a legal field. You might work in a courthouse, law office, or legislator’s office. These are experiences that can help you see if a career in law is for you, give you something to write about in your personal statement, and demonstrate your interest and competence to law school admissions committees.