Matthies, I have two jobs while in undergrad. I have received and am gratefuul for aid through merit scholarships alone. I don't expect or want anyone to give me a "leg up" because they take pity on me, but the flipside of that is that I don't feel particularly impressed by anyone who does want that sort of pity. If you think you can get rich living at 30k per year, then by all means, drop law school and go for it. That being said, 30k is barely enough to live on in most places, and people still need to eat.