Good morning Alexis. Great question! It's wonderful to pursue a career in a field for which you have passion. Law school -- particularly those with clinical programs and professors that are or have been legal practitioners -- will help you get a sense of what field you might want to pursue. But there is plenty you can do before then. For example, there are non-profit institutions that will expose you to active lawyers and the skills you need to be a successful lawyer. Programs include: (1) Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) (http://www.seocareer.org/); and (2) Just The Beginning - A Pipeline Organization (JTB) (http://jtb.org/). I'd also encourage you to reach out to or review the websites of your local bar associations to see if they offer mentoring, networking or other opportunities to connect with local practitioners. Finally, consider pursuing a job opportunity with a legal provider (law firm, government, non-profit, law school) to get further exposure to the legal field before you even apply to law school. Good luck!