« on: August 05, 2008, 08:37:42 AM »
I'm going through the same feelings right now. Not about my law school sucking - just deciding I don't really want to be a lawyer - but at the same time I feel like I may regret not having my law degree 5 years from now or whenever down the line. Its tough - everyone tells me well I know plenty of people with a JD that aren't lawyers. Its a terrible argument because it just shows that alot of JD's hate being lawyers and feel the need to leave the field. I'm going to ask for a leave of absence this week. If they give that, I'm gonna test the waters in the job market. If they don't, I'm probably going to seriously consider fully withdrawing. My main reason - I don't think I like the sector of law I originally wanted to be in, and I'm finding that my only excuse to stay in is for the money at the end of it all - which is something i've really never been about. Tough call, so I feel the op's pain.
To add to my indecisiveness, I made a journal, am enrolled to participate in a clinic, and am in the top 1/3 of the class. Though, I guess transfers leave this type of stuff behind all the time.