Julie Line’s Answer
Congratulations on thinking so far ahead about law school! I always wanted to be a lawyer, so I understand your forward thinking view. Competitive law school admissions are, in many ways, as hard to predict as highly competitive college admissions (which, you will soon see, are somewhat random).
First, work hard to succeed in college. Law school admissions are heavily focused on an applicant's undergraduate GPA and LSAT scores - not to say that extracurriculars are irrelevant, and many law schools are considering work experience after college as almost a requirement. Unlike the MCATs for medical school, the LSATs don't test knowledge of certain subjects, so there is no particular course of study that will help you get a higher LSAT score. But use any chance you can to hone your reading comprehension and writing skills. A law school curriculum will test and develop your reading and writing skills, even if you ultimately want to practice as a transactional, tax or patent lawyer. If I could point to one trait most important to success in law school (and I submit, in general) it would be the ability to write well. Good luck to you!