It doesnt matter how in love with the law you are...law school is designed to have this affect (according to a family member who is a law prof/admissions board director) because it is the best weeding out method they have after the admission process...hence many schools 30-50% drop out rate for 1L's.
don't mean to pick on you. I personally agree with dta, but I also completely respect your opinion and think that those that choose your method of preparation can be extremely successful in law school. So regarding this thread, I think it's pointless to go on.
I do suggest however, that come the end of January after our first semester is over and we get our marks back, posters such as GA Krista, JeffJoe, dta, Findendeaux (sorry about the spelling) and you can come back and share your experiences.
As for the quote above, I sure hope you typed that in error because to see 30-50% of my class drop out after 1L would be much too Paper-Chase-ish for me. When you referred to "many" schools experiencing this type of attrition numbers, which schools were you referring too?