Thanks everyone, this is certainly a lot to think over. I've given a lot of through through the years and was looking to keep my options open (since options for Political Science/Writing students are very limited). I'm pretty sure I can get into a top tier law school, and the cost of law school is only half of a concern. I am well aware of lawyers being dissatisfied with their jobs, and if I were to go to law school it would most likely be under intellectual property- I saw a sweet History Channel documentary on the Library of Congress and it seemed like a fun job.
If it seems like something I wouldn't enjoy, I won't give it a go. The last thing I want is to hate my job and possibly my life.