LS99 wrote:Long story short - Been in LS for 2 weeks at a T25 school. I am paying around 13K a year in tuition + CoL to be here due to a nice merit award package. The thing is, I hate it. The classes are boring and I do not want to study at all. I have no interest in learning the law or ever practicing as a lawyer and I am not too big a fan of the school I chose to attend due to its market. I probably should have rethought matriculating at my school due to the fact that I ended up choosing the school via settling because I did not like any of my other options. I am 23, about to be 24 and come from a family of pretty successful lawyers who all kind of pushed me in this direction. My UG degrees are in Finance and Management and I probably should have gone that route. Needless to say I am confused and lost as to what to do. Talked to my parents and was told that I would be shunned/an idiot to leave a week in.
I will take any advice I can get from this forum as I am pretty much lost at this point.
Even if you can't get your money back, you've only sunk about 6.5k for this semester, which is a lot less money than most other people are paying. My friend just made a 12k investment in his business-6.5 k is a lot of money, but in the long run, considering the time, effort, and money it would take to finish, the sunk cost isn't overwhelming. I'm sorry your parents aren't sympathetic-if you have any sympathetic friends or family whatsoever that are moderately well-connected or in a position to get you work that would be great.
I honestly don't know--if you hate law school then you're not doing yourself any favors by staying, but you have to weigh that against your ability to secure a job in this market once you drop out. If you have enough money to float you for a few months I'd say drop out no question, but it's a tough call. If you can't get the money back and don't have the connections to get a job right away, staying for the semester will give you some time. I think tuition payment for the second semester at most schools is due before you get your grades (which, even considering the reality of how long it takes to grade exams and the need for every school to collect payment, is some sneaky bullshit if you ask me) but it is what it is.