Hey, wow. I'm actually excited I found this thread.
I was diagnosed with T1 a couple of months before heading off to college, so, I have a similar, but not quite accurate experience in regards to dealing with the stresses of higher ed and diabetes at the same time. I'll be honest, I didn't really take my condition as seriously as I should have at first and I didn't do that well my first semester. I guess I wasn't testing or carb counting as much as I should have, so I ended up falling asleep in my Bio and Chem lectures a lot because they were right after lunch. I smartened up when I saw my grades, haha. After that I became slightly obsessive with good control/testing, so I ran low a bunch of times, but luckily it never really messed with my grades, so I did really well every semester after my first one.
I'm not going to say it's easy juggling college and to a greater extent law school as well as coming to terms with the 'betes, but I think it's definitely manageable, and I think that at your age (I'm assuming here you're 21+ and probably a fairly conscientious/responsible person) you'll probably have a somewhat easier time with the effects of diabetes than I did. At 18, I was really angsty and probably in denial for a while, haha. If I were you though, I wouldn't defer, because you can't count on things getting easier for you after getting the hang of things. The unexpected always seems to happen to me in regards to the 'betes anyway, so why put off parts of life to wait for a more "convenient" time. Who know if it'd backfire on you anyway.
Either way, having a support system really helps because it's nice to share gripes/tips with whoever, even if it's just a close and understanding friend to which you explain what diabetes is like. So, if you want, you can pm me or email me anytime with Q's or something, haha. I don't know. Maybe I'm corny. I just get excited when I see people like me, because it's usually rare that I encounter other T1s who are going through the same stuff. Good luck with everything!!