I have decided to drop out at the end of the semester. I feel so relieved. I am applying to graduate programs in areas that interest me. Sure, I dont have the earning potential of a lawyer, but at least I won't be unhappy everyday and reading cases that are so d**mn boring and interacting with the kinds of people I just really dislike.
I went to lawschool for the wrong reasons. Before I even started the semester, I had a near breakdown about law school and being a lawyer. This profession is not for me. I gave it a shot, and it cost me a substanial amount. But thats life and things that are worth doing are expensive. At least it didn't cost me $80,000.
Ahh yes, the sciences are for me. Quantitative work, here I come, and hopefully I'll get paid to go to school!!!
Good luck everyone. And to those who hate what they are studying, don't want to be a lawyer, and are still in school. My advice is get out before you are stuck in a job that you hate for the next 30 years. Sacrificing a few years in your mid-20's is nothing in the long run.
These are definitely all exactly the right reasons to leave.
I learned this lesson in grad school, myself, after I ran myself into the ground refusing to quit a degree I really didn't want. Grades paid for it, too, and since I'm not a 1L yet, I'm afraid it's going to haunt me with admissions, since the F I have (from an incomplete) was in con law... I did eventually drop out, because I realized I hated it that much.
If you absolutely hate the work, you're wasting your time being there. Graduate/professional school is too much work to not enjoy what you're training for, and it's not worth the stress and heartache unless you do.