Thanks for the words of wisdom, Fraea
I think it's hillarious that so many pre-1L's obsess over rankings without ever thinking about the more substantive aspects of a law school education. Personally I just feel fortunate to have the opportubity to study something I enjoy and to pursue a career where I'll have the opportuity to do some good. Plus, I'm stoked to be heading to school in what is easily the coolest and most vibrant city on the West Coast (God, I'm so over you Orange County)
Yo, Grubesac. . .you sound cool. I read your posts and I can sympathize with some of the doubts/questions you're having. I know I've gone back and forth over if I'm doing the right thing by entering law school. I sure as hell don't want to end up as some over worked, materialistic, billable hours chasing, career-obessesed, can't-have-a-decent-relationship-cause-I-live-in-my-office, typical lawyer. But truthfully that's just one type of lawyer. (A type I have no desire to be). There are so many other worthwhile and impactful things to do with law. Don't forget, we determine our careers, our careers do not determine us. With the right priorities, and a clear sense of balance I'm absolutely sure that it is possible to have both a humane law school experience and a humane law career.
Where are you from?