« on: October 02, 2005, 06:42:35 PM »
Speaking as a 1L here, I haven't had the same experience as what you've described. Most people are very friendly, and I haven't had a problem meeting people. While the social events DO always seem to center around going to a bar, there is the bowling and softball league.
I wouldn't doubt there is burnout among the people who went to law school without really knowing why. I am friends with a few people who I would expect will not last long simply because they don't know why they're here, and to study the amount required to do well requires a huge amount of motivation.
As for the professors, I've enjoyed all of mine so far and think that they're very high quality. I can see what you're saying about crim law though, some of them do tend to lord over the class a bit too much, but I guess it's to be expected after a certain number of years teaching the same thing over and over using the socratic method.
I would guess that your problems lie with what you already know to be true--the environment isn't for you. The core of your problems seem to stem from an inability to make friends for whatever reason. If you had a few friends to suffer with and vent your frustrations at, then I think we both know you wouldn't have had such a bad time.