This is somewhat in response to the Orishas' thread.
Well, I am in the middle of my first semester 1L exams. I came to law with a Poli Sci degree, and no idea what I wanted to do with my life, let alone any desire to be a lawyer. I just figured that moving in A direction was better than standing still and trying to pick what direction to head. So I defaulted to law school. And I've seen many posts here that in cases like this you should absolutely not go to law school....
Well, I really like it. It's a lot of work. It's not hard, I find studying for exams to be excessive compared to what I'm used to, but it's interesting and I actually feel like I'm learning a skill here.
The colleagues are challenging, and there's definitely the 'work hard play hard' mentality.
Sure, the days can get a little long sometimes, but I'm glad I chose to come. I still don't know if I want to be a lawyer, but I figure even if I dont this will have been worthwhile.
Just my 2 cents