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Current Law Students / Advice and support...
« on: October 30, 2010, 03:20:55 PM »
hey all-

I was hoping to get some advice or support from anyone abt my current situation.

I am a 1L in a top 30 school and so far, I ahve to say I absolutely hate law school. I am miserable, for thge last week, I have been crying every day- smtms multiple times a day. My classes are mostly ok (I find crim fascinating), but contracts abhorrently dry and extremely difficult to understand. I have never felt so dumb/inferior compared to my classmates and it's taking a toll onmy self -esteem and my happiness.

I knew what I was getting myself into in a way (its not like I went into this blind)- I graduated in 2007 and worked 3 years as a paralegal in litigation. But I never thought I would be so miserable being in law school and all this has put a serious burden on my emotional health. I started seeing a therapist 2 weeks ago bc I have been having trouble sleeping, I've been feeling really lonely and out of place, I even grind my teeth now, I'm constantly stressed, and I just can't seem to get a good grasp on things. Ultimately, I still think I want to be a lawyer, but after 3 months of this hell, I'm beginning to wonder if it is worth all the mental anguish, unhappiness and stress that is taking a toll on me now. ...

I was wondering if anyone has been in my situation or has any words of wisdom about what I should do.. everyone tells me to stick it through (everyone says the first year is the worst and that it'll get easier) but as the days go by and we get closer to finals, im finding it increasingly hard to even concentrate on staying on top of my stuff when I'm constantly mulling over this decision to go to law school. ..

thanks in advance.

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