So I'm nearly half way through law school now and I pretty much hate it. I understand some people love it, but I don't.
If someone offered me 80k to go back to my old career I would probably drop out.
I liked working last summer, and I'm excited about my upcoming job, but school is terrible.
Most of the material is boring, and there's not a lot of time in most of my classes (especially con law) to have good discussions about issues.
Class time is only remotely related to the final. Most of the time I do just as well or better on finals when I focus on supplements rather than class notes and cases.
Class time is even less related to passing the bar (according to my graduated friends)
Most people say that law school doesn't really even prepare you to work as a lawyer.
I mean, the "learn to think like a lawyer" justification really only works for the first semester or year. Now I just get to spend ridiculous amounts of money on books and tuition in order to sit in class and listen to some teacher talk about whatever the hell they want, and in the meantime, most firms in my area aren't hiring.
I'm in the top third of my class, but I have really no chance of cracking the top 10 or 20%. (Statistically it's very difficult especially since the upper-division curve is higher)
So how do I stay motivated? Would it really kill me to just get Bs and move on with my life? Is there some higher purpose to law school that a lowly unbeliever like me doesn't understand?