I'm working as a law clerk at a personal injury firm that's fairly involved in the bar association. It's only a few weeks into the semester and I'm already pretty burned out between doing 15 hours at school, working 20 and doing law review (where I've already been told if I get a low-pass this semester I'm out).
I'm worried about not doing a great job at work (no complaints over anything major yet, so maybe I'm just needlessly anxious) and ultimately leaving a bad impression if I stick it through the semester... would it be okay to be straightforward, tell them I'm over-extended and give them two weeks notice, or is that career suicide on account of the firm's involvement in the legal community?
How common is it for law clerks to quit during a regular semester, and is it generally considered understandable by the firm? I've got an interview with a firm I'm hoping will hire me for this summer when I would have a lot less stress, and it's very tempting that if I get that job (which is one I think I'd be much more suited for, I took this one because I need the money) to quit this one and hope I can make a good impression this summer... so ideally I'd like to leave here amicably before I piss anyone off.