« on: January 12, 2008, 09:20:49 AM »
I agree with the advice about distinguishing a string of bad-mood days from a real, general dislike for law school. If the former, we all know what that's like! If the latter, then maybe it is worth leaving now.
I waited until I was nearly 30 to start law school, and even now that I'm halfway through I haven't regretted being here for a moment (even tho it sometimes makes me want to set myself on fire.) But two of my dearest friends went to law school straight out of college, reacted much the way you are, and ended up dropping out during the second semester. One of them was doing really well (#7 in her class) but was miserable, the other was not doing so well and was miserable. Anyway, they're both leading perfectly happy and productive lives now and have never regretted their decisions to leave. And having to pay off that chunk of debt blew, but it was a lot less distasteful than continuing with something that made them unhappy.
Now's the time to do it if leaving is the right decision for you. Don't let yourself feel trapped if it's truly not right. Of course, we can't make that determination for you. Good luck!