I think we can assume that gratif isn't hoping for biglaw. I think it would help us all out a little if we didn't all automatically assume that everyone going to law school wants to go to biglaw. That said, OP, a lot of this depends on what your hopes are for post-graduation. The working through school thing is fine if you're going to go work in your dad's firm, but if you're looking to get hired by someone, grades should be a priority. Someone has to be at the bottom, but that someone doesn't necessarily get a job. If that's your attitude, law may not be the profession for you.