Kilroy, if you don't mind sharing, what were your stats? (LSAT/UGPA) Maybe innate ability comes into play more than we realize.
lol. That is funny. If you go by my stats, I was a pretty average student in undergrad. LSAT 160 UGPA 2.7
I was a chemistry and history double major.
Ok then Your LSAT score was in the top 25% of the incoming 1L's though - perhaps that gave you an advantage in terms of class rank. In either case, I feel better about the time commitment associated with law school after talking to you
I don't mean to belittle people, because law school does take many hours of hard work. I just have never known anyone to spend 12 hours a day studying. I probably do study 8 to 10 hours a day during exam week. When I was writing my final briefs and memos for writing class, I probably did spend several hours a day, but these instances were the exception. On average, I spent 3 to 4 hours a day. Then I socialized with all the other law students who didn't employ the 12 hours a day theory of labor. I prefer not to be around the library rats who do nothing but read, brief and complain about their work. They just cause unnecessary stress.
I'm also married (Though married, I am in my 20s), which gives me a strong desire to get all of my work done before six every evening. I enjoy going to football games, so I like my weekends. I get a lot of my work done on fridays, so I don't have to do anything on saturday and sunday. As I have stated numerous times before in other postings, do what you feel is necessary. But, if you can manage to treat law school like a job and manage your time efficiently, life will be better.