I am in the early stages of preparing to apply for medical school. It will probably not be until 2010 that I apply. The one area that I thought I was not going to be able to have a strong application was in research. I didn't feel as a non-trad without a science background I was going to be able to get involved in any real research, but I assumed it had to be scientific research. I was talking to a friend of mine who used to be on the admissions committee at a fairly highly ranked research school (ranked between 10-15) and he said they regularly admitted people with all types of research, meaning I could do research in my current field (law). Obviously this is one example of a school that will count that, but does anyone know if that is the usual position? His knowledge is current as this is the first year he is not on the committee, because he left for a new position at another institution.