Hey guys, Thanks for the replies....I'm at a well-respected school, but definitely on the regional side. As for what went wrong, I really couldn't say. I'm a decent writer and I felt that I had a pretty good grasp of the material, so my guess is that I was weak in the analysis part of the exam. I did look at practice exams beforehand, so I assume i just didn't put into practice what I knew, or at any rate, not as well as my classmates. What scares me most is that I will also be supporting my mom in a few years, so as far as taking a job paying in the $40,000's, after taxes, loan payments and helping her out, I would actually be in *worse* shape than I was before law school when I was making $30,000. If I were looking to work at a firm long-term I know the possibility of making a lateral move would be there. Maybe I was stupid to put such stock in it, but my hope was that I could put in 3-4 years at a firm and then move into a government job, or the non-profit area. The thought of being at a firm and struggling to bill every second makes me ill, although I thought I could do it for a few years and then move on...I guess dropping out now would be stupid, so I'll probably wait until after 2nd semester to do anything drastic. Anyway, thank again for the responses.