when i think about, i realize that i probably will at least do OK, like say at the 50th percentile, even though i have this feeling like im going to fail. i guess the reason i have that feeling is that i am putting so much pressure on myself to do REALLY well, so like if i dont do better than 50th percentile, ill consider that failure.actually, i think the thing that scares me most is just NOT KNOWING exactly where im going to end up on the curve. like i said, im pretty sure ill do OK, but there's always a chance that i wont. if i had to take a safe guess at where i am going to end up, and this is COMPLETELY speculative (and pretty much a worthless estimate), id say somewhere around 50-60th percentile. of course, im hoping for 75th percentile +.we have mid terms (25%) this semester and finals (75%) in may. i think this semester is going to be a learning experience.
Well I would never quit law school because I am in way too deep financially. Plus, I do actually want to be a lawyer.That said, I frequently fantasize about quitting school buying a guitar and becoming a folk singer. Sometimes law school makes me feel so stupid and incompetent that I want throw my hands up in the air and scream. This is coming from someone who was completely in love with law school when I started in August.I think what is killing me most is the uncertainty of it all. Do I know what I'm doing? Will I get good grades, the great job, etc? What helps me is talking to the students who are further along the path than I am. They seem much better at handling stress. I guess your coping skills just get better as you go through.
Attorneys work, on average, 70 hours per week, maybe even higher if you're a new associate.
Quote from: unlvcrjchick on November 11, 2005, 10:23:36 PMAttorneys work, on average, 70 hours per week, maybe even higher if you're a new associate. This is wrong. Attorneys as a whole, on average, probably work more like 55 hours a week.
Quote from: mp on November 12, 2005, 10:42:42 AMQuote from: unlvcrjchick on November 11, 2005, 10:23:36 PMAttorneys work, on average, 70 hours per week, maybe even higher if you're a new associate. This is wrong. Attorneys as a whole, on average, probably work more like 55 hours a week.Ha! that's for the 55 hour statement. to the op, MP, DROP OUT! after this semester of course. if you've given it that much thought, then you don't need to be there. first, you went for the wrong reason, and second, you shouldn't be a lawyer if you're not into it. a lot of people want to quit, but they don't seem as serious as you; it doesn't seem like it's finals that's getting you, but rather a real disdain for the career. life's too short to spend three years in something you are not interested in, let alone the rest of your life. and life's too short to not at least try to pursue marketing. think of it as a learning experience, better to regret this one semester than the rest of your life.