In my first go around in college, I studied Criminal Justice at CSUS where I was also active in a social fraternal organization and acted as communications officer. In that role I would draft and distribute communications from the rest of the leadership members, as well as solicit/engage active and inactive members (approx 200) in order to incentivize them to participate in activities and fundraisers. Playing sports is more demanding, but doable if you properly manage your time.
I would suggest you document all of your existing activities related to school and personal life in a calendar. I prefer google calendar for personal events to sync to my Android, but a spreadsheet would do just fine. This would include tracking ALL activities:
- Eating (1-2 hours/avg)
- Sleeping (5-8 hours/avg)
- School classes
- Time for studying (rule of thumb: each hour of class = 2 hours of studying
- Traveling to/from ALL activities (classes, dining hall, dorm/home, social, etc)
- Social events (dates, coffee meetups, concerts, etc)
Brandon recommends the following next steps:
- Decide on how you will track your schedule: Google Calendar, Outlook, iCal, Spreadsheet ... or something else.
- Make it easy to update on the fly. I love the ability to add events on my android phone while on the bus, 'El', or sitting in rush hour traffic. It then syncs to my online calendar, PC, and tablet.
- Include all possible activities that you know you have right now, document them and now look at what time you have available AFTER you include everything you already know.
- If you already know what the practices will look like, add these in to your schedule. Include home/away games as well as traveling for those activities.
- Once it is all documented, is it doable? Can you conceivably and effectively maintain an appropriate GPA for Law School and enjoy extracurricular activities?