Current Law Students / Re: Should I withdraw from college and give up on my goal of one day being a lawyer?« on: April 14, 2011, 12:02:41 AM »
I currently have a 3.0 GPA with the intent? to acquire at least a 3.5 GPA...
I am a freshmen in college...this is my second semester and so far it hasn't been going good. My personal life has been very stressed where I haven't been able to concentrate on my school work. In fact, I find that I am sleeping a lot, which I think is due to a slight depression. I just don't care about anything really...perhaps I do but in a way I don't...
Anyway, I have spoke with one teacher and she is willing to give me an IP, which means I have more time to do the course work so I can have the chance to get a good later grade.
In another course, I haven't been attending and I haven't done any papers. In another course, it's pretty much oral communications so I think I can manage. Lastly, my other course, my professor says I can do some papers and before the Withdraw deadline date, he will tell me if I will pass with a good grade.
So, basically how bad will 2-3 W's look on my transcript? Or should I withdraw from college and come back next semester...or never... Or should I throw in towel and give on a top law school ?
Why do you want to be a lawyer? What do you want to achieve? What type of lawyer do you want to be? So a professor said you should be a judge; well what do you want to be...?
If the only reason you want to go be a lawyer is for the money then you picked the wrong profession given your grades (unless you are an IP guy). Additionally, even if you were top of your class you would have to slug it out 80hrs a week at a large firm for many years before you could even hope of being partner. With all that time working you would have no time to spend your money.
So what do you want out of it?