I spoke with the Dean of Admissions at Whittier about their high attrition rate when I went down to visit the school in the spring. He told me that their high attrition rate was due to the massive amount of transfers that occurred when the school was put on probation by the ABA. In reality their attrition rate is something around 15% on average and easily half of those are transfers and not people who failed out. Indeed, at a lower tier law school their attrition rates do tend to be higher because those who do well DO transfer out. I agree with many of your posts. Going to law school is a huge honor and DOES place you amongst the smartest people in the country. I think it is important to remember how lucky we all are to be attending law school. Pat yourself on the back now because law school and passing the bar are going to be hard enough.