My entire academic career, I earned top grades without having to put in much effort. But, when I began studying in law school, that all changed. I suddenly found myself having to work extremely hard for a ‘B’ instead of breezing through an assignment to an easy ‘A.’
There were a variety of reasons why this was the case. I don’t learn well in an environment using the Socratic method. I am not an auditory learner and therefore had difficulty keeping up with the subjects. I also found I really wasn’t terribly interested in the subjects. I wanted to learn about how to fight social injustices, how to advocate for animals, children, and the poor. I was not the least bit interested in learning the Rule Against Perpetuities.
Before heading home for Thanksgiving break, I considered dropping out of law school altogether. I wrestled with the decision secretly for weeks wondering if I really was meant to become a lawyer. After much thought, I realized I did want to practice law, and I decided to stay in law school.
If you, too, are considering leaving law school, here are some things to consider first: