I am a 0L (and will be for some time while I get my UG Degree) and thus my opinion should be taken with a grain of salt, but I would argue that it is largely up to Chemi what life choices she should, or should not, have made. Not people like iowaguy whom exist to her as faceless forum entities. If she chose to withdraw from Law School in favor of her family life, then I believe that begs the question: who are we to judge her?
That said, I believe that we must all make those decisions throughout our lives. And I don't believe that there is a right or wrong choice, as there is no black and white in real life (and I believe that those in the profession of Law know that quite well, but I may be mistaken). Continuing on that point, I would like to argue the notion that she can serve to benefit from the classes taken throughout the rest of her life (as I believe that the fundamentals of Law are relatively homeostatic throughout time, correct).
Now that I have said my (unsolicited, and likely undesired) piece, I would like to ask why is it that so many of those who take up the profession of Law loathe it so? From that which I have researched here, it is due to job prospects and difficulty of gaining meaningful employment without a bit of a sacrifice to BigLaw, or a permanent position in what many would (derogatorily) call ShitLaw. But doesn't anyone actually enjoy practicing Law? It seems like a profession where one undergoes a bit of a crucible (whether it be as an Associate in BigLaw, struggling to repay loans in PI Law, or trying to find the seemingly coveted MidLaw Opportunities), but these crucibles eventually do lead to rewards (e.g. Partnership or other opportunities (such as In-House), Loan Forgiveness, and the 45-60 Hour Work Week offered by MidLaw), or am I mistaken?
I genuinely am interested in pursuing this profession, but I would appreciate an (unbiased, positively or otherwise) review of what to expect as I progress through Law School and into the actual profession (preferably based upon one's personal experiences).