It is difficult to let go of the idea of becoming a member of this profession because it has essentially been my goal for at least five years. I refer to my previous example: it is similar to the religious person having difficulty coming to terms with the reality of a godless world. They still want to believe but the evidence shows no reason for belief. This is where I am at.
The reason why I believe science is different from the law (hence more interesting) is because it deals with fundemental concepts of existence, while law deals with arbitrary ideas, fleeting moments within fleeting nations. Therefore the grunt work of science would be for some greater purpose (at least a greater purpose than law). A greater purpose in the sense that I believe it is more important to understand the universe than understand one nations arbitrary rules of legality.
I suppose, really, I do simply have to make a choice. That is the only realistic conclusion.
It seems that you have made the choice... Further, if this is the type of view you have re: law school and the practice of law, do us all a favor and get off this site. More importantly, if you are having such a hard time deciding whether to go or not based on these beliefs, then your analytic skills are sub-par and you probably wouldn't do well at your T2/T3/T4 or whatever you said you were considering anyway!!!
By the way, why is anyone else wasting time with such immaturity?!?!?! Please tell me we have better things to do than argue over accreditation standards, matriculation rates, and penis size of med schools and law schools....
Oh, wait, we are wanna-be lawyers aren't we?!?!