I subscribe to the policy of laziness first, last, and in between. still, the traditional path of undergrad directly into law school strikes me as seriously flawed. it's not like undergrad where you can come out with an engineering degree and happily go to finance or marketing if that's what you decide you want to do. a law degree fairly pigeonholes you both with debt and in your general outlook. without some real full time work experience, and some distance from the momentum that is 16 straight years of just going to school all your life, it's easy to not stop and think about whether law school is actually what you should be doing. this advice assumes that the original poster is coming out of undergrad, which I took from their rather panicked post. if they are a non-trad, then they'll probably be fine anyway since they already have a job that they could probly hold onto for another year anyway.