I'd say do your best in college, study for a degree that is marketable in and of itself and think about law school in three years. For now you need to work on self discipline/self motivation. A top law school is wayyyy harder than undergrad. I almost always had the highest grade in my class in college and usually without really trying terribly hard. I worked very hard in law school and was still not the top in my class. Being an actual lawyer is harder still, at least from a motivation standpoint (way more boring than law school, but not necessarily more challenging). If you can't make yourself go to class and study are you sure you want to review documents and write tedious memos 90 hrs a week?
It sounds like you a putting a lot of pressure on yourself early. Its definitely easier to explain a W than to deal with the consequences of a low GPA. Drop the classes if you don't have a shot at an A. You don't have to give up on law school, but I would be concerned about how you would fare based on what you are explaining about your current plight. Law school is easily 5 times as demanding as undergrad. Your dream of a top law school is going to be tough even if you are perfect. Why don't you do your best and then go the the best law school you can get into? There are over 200 law schools, but only a handful at the top. 97% of lawyers don't graduate from the T14 schools. Good luck, and let us know what you decide.
I currently have a 3.0 GPA with the intent? to acquire at least a 3.5 GPA...I am a freshmen in college...this is my second semester and so far it hasn't been going good. My personal life has been very stressed where I haven't been able to concentrate on my school work. In fact, I find that I am sleeping a lot, which I think is due to a slight depression. I just don't care about anything really...perhaps I do but in a way I don't...Anyway, I have spoke with one teacher and she is willing to give me an IP, which means I have more time to do the course work so I can have the chance to get a good later grade.In another course, I haven't been attending and I haven't done any papers. In another course, it's pretty much oral communications so I think I can manage. Lastly, my other course, my professor says I can do some papers and before the Withdraw deadline date, he will tell me if I will pass with a good grade.So, basically how bad will 2-3 W's look on my transcript? Or should I withdraw from college and come back next semester...or never... Or should I throw in towel and give on a top law school ?
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