I have kind of a silly question. I've asked it of friends already and was met with a very mixed response.. basically: "No way!" or "Go for it!"
I'm a very shy person. I've tried to overcome it, and I have done so externally. That is, I can fool a classroom into believing that I am totally confidant, eloquent, etc. I've even been asked several times to be the head/speaker for group projects and presentations. So what's the problem? Well, the problem is that although I may be externally okay.. internally I'm a mess, and I punish myself for days prior to the event with horrible anxiety. I'm the person who seeks jobs where I can mostly work on my own and out of the limelight, and you'll definitely never see me doing karaoke at the bar
My question: Should I forget law school?
I've planned on going to law school for the past two years simply because, hey, I love the law. I find it endlessly interesting, and a good portion of my personal time is consumed with various law related hobbies.. such as catching up on the latest stuff in magazines, newspapers, blogs, etc.. watching law related shows, reading law related books, and so on.
So what's the problem? Well, the other day I was taking a virtual tour of a law school and they were going on and on about the moot court, oral arguments, presentations, yadda yadda.. and it terrified me! I do NOT want to be a trial lawyer.. but rather someone who works behind the scenes.
So, any advice? Are any of you remotely similar to me?