mrpeanutbutter wrote:Title is pretty self explanatory. 1L and I definitely fit the bill of a student who shouldn't have gone to LS but just went because they thought they had no options. The material is boring, and I just don't think I'll be cut out for the profession. What should I do ? Just cut my losses and drop out ?
Previous posters have said this but I am going to pile on just to make sure you don't make a rash decision.
By the end of 1L, I seriously doubted whether I had made the right decision and was contemplating daily whether I should cut and run. It was a pretty drastic turn considering I had thought about and planned for law school for three years in advance of enrolling.
First day of my 1L summer job a tidal wave of relief and joy washed over me as I realized I really liked doing the work, which was interesting and challenging.
I thought I'd like 2L more, but no, not really. So I just put my head down and powered through it all and kept focusing on future jobs and externships that I would like, and things ultimately worked out.
Some people (people I can't relate to) really love law school itself. Some don't, but some of those folks, including myself, actually really like the work. You may yet find you are in that latter category. You're in a better position than most by being at HYS, so spend time researching and finding a 1L summer job you think you'll like, as well as externships/internships/clinics during the school year that appeal to you. If you don't like 1L summer, re-evaluate then.
Feel free to PM if you need to vent, talk, rant, etc. I needed that weekly during law school.