megadeth317 wrote:I appreciate all the advice both to stay and to leave. Everyone's been really helpful and Sethc I really appreciate the time you put into replying (I'll send you a PM later) I guess its a confusing time (quarter-life crisis kind of thing) and I can't say with certainty what I want--whether its to be a lawyer or not or to have to degree or not etc. Honestly though, I have no real back up plan and no substantial prior work experience to fall back on. Staying motivated is tough though because the prospect of making biglaw money is essentially gone. Its not so much the money but the fact that I don't have a shot at being the best anymore type thing.
That said something in me has to just KNOW if I can do better. I know I didnt study smart, I studied hard but I didnt start outlining until after classes ended and to be honest if you consider exam preparation to mean doing practice tests, reviewing the material, and practicing learning/writing an exam then I really only studied for 1.5 days for civ pro. I'm surprised I even got a B+ in K. I don't know if it makes any sort of difference but I wasn't exactly "with it" first semester. I didn't like the city I was in, was going through the pretty rough last legs of a long term rship, and I'm sure I was burning out hard during reading period.
If I brief, outline on the weekends, and dedicate reading period solely to practice tests/supplements and not STARTING outlines I cant imagine how I couldn't do better. Hopefully it works out but we'll see.
No problem man, send one when you get time - I know we're both busy as shit lol. TLS can be a warzone when you ask some abstract question and expect advice, so that's not your fault. I just wish someone could have given me advice along the lines of what I gave you -- a long time ago. So, I felt compelled. I had/have the advantage of my M.S. that makes me financially comfortable, but don't think you're totally out of $-options if you quit law school man. You might not be making great money than if you had just graduated law school, but you seem like a smart cat, man. Just take a weekend-day and sit down, then think about what you'd do if you flunked out or something and were forced to look at other options. I know that I'd lean back on my MS most likely, but if not then I came up with a great idea to open (actually, re-open) a business for myself in my home state. It's all about being comfortable, man. Best of luck for sure! If nothing else, just know that you're in better shape than me right now, regardless!