It seems odd to me that Hamilton and john4040 seem to have constructed a norse ship that you can set Roomdo into and set fire to it. Perhaps the heat from the fire can cut down on the amount of snow that we get here in the DC area next year.
As for kids being much smarter, do not count on it. Standardized test scores have been dropping for generations, I spend my days trying to educate the idiots you are coming out of 'good' schools with CS and IT degrees who somehow still do not have basic usable skills. The kids have grown up in a world where everyone gets a trophy and are amazed that somethings actually require work, as such, it would be truly foolhardy to rule someone out because they did not come through the same happy little world that you have.
There is no harm in applying to schools that you are interested and inquiring about what what type of aide you may be to receive. Some aide may be contingent upon performance, but I suspect that you will be somewhat less likely to act like a stupid kid in law school, which will give you a fighting chance to keep your aide rolling in during later years.
While it is true that you will likely not be picked up by a traditional law firm. Although I would hope that at your age you are likely not going to need extra help in learning how to wipe your nose and wash your hands after you use the bathroom. Lawyers traditionally think very highly of themselves even when there is little evidence to support these beliefs.
The area of law that Roomdo made reference to is not one that gets a great deal of attention by law firms. Instead it is dealt with primarily in governmental and non-profit organizations. As a general rule of thumb neither of these categories pay particularly well. But there is a very good chance that you will not be dealing with the cost of setting up a household or paying for children, and it sounds as if there is another good (perhaps very good) income in the family. I would say that you may well be in better shape then most.
Maybe some would rather that you spend your final days baking cookies for your neighbors while they finish the norse death boat. Yes, being a lawyer can be difficult, but if you want to work on matters related to Elder law, being a lawyer will put you in a better position then even a really nice cooking apron. I have no idea if you will be pursuing litigation, advocacy, mediation, or something else all together, maybe you do not even know as of yet. The only thing that matters is what you want to do.