hexyz wrote:I dropped out approximately a year ago because I knew the law was not for me.
I'm now half-way through a 2nd BS in Computer Science.
I may pursue an MS in Computer Science, but I haven't decided.
Before law school, I worked in the food services industry for minimum wage plus tips as I prepped for the LSAT.
Do I regret dropping out of law school? Hell no!
Dropping out of law school has been the best thing I've ever done. I dropped out during finals weeks. Put it this way, as everyone was sitting in class taking their Property final, I walked out the door as soon as the final was given to me. The entire classed just stared at me. The proctor was in shock that I was just walking-out to the point that he asked me "Are you serious?" when I told him I was done with my exam 5-minutes after he told me to begin.
As far as my career now, I'm either going to get into video game design, or work for an internet security firm that specializes in computer viruses.
If Symantec sounds familiar, then that's where I hope to be employed.
I haven't told anyone I dropped out of law school, and don't plan on telling anyone just yet.
My advice to you is to go to your finals, pretend you are going to take them, turn in blank sheets of paper or upload blank files for every final, and just walk-out of class 5 minutes after everyone starts their finals. It's great! Makes for epic law school tales!
If possible, I would suggest that you answer your finals in the following manner (assuming you are dropping out):
Gee...[insert first name of professor here],
This hypothetical scenario that you are using for the final is so ridiculous and unimaginable that I won't justify it's absurdness with a coherent and well thought-out response.
Why don't you answer it for me, and I'll review your work for accuracy, and then I'll just turn in your response as my answer. After all, this is how the legal profession works in the real world!
[Insert your name here]
P.S. I'm glad my massive student debt has allowed you to maintain a very comfortable living.
Why are you visiting a law school forum if you dropped out a year ago?
Thats horrible advise, because if someone actually writes that they are only hurting themselves. First you fail the exam, you have academic dishonesty involved (telling professor your name on the exam) and arguably causing a distraction when all the other nervous 1Ls are taking their exams.