So, I’ve been considering to try to get into law school. My little inside self laughed at me, saying that this is about 50 sizes too big for me, but hey, I could try, I mean, I have no chance anyway but I could try. I somehow lived in this world where lawyers have a hard time even getting into their school and all that. I could never be a lawyer. I better try for nurse, or kindergartener – not saying that those are easy jobs or easy studies, it’s just that they would be so much closer to what I learned in life. I’m not afraid of blood and gore, I can act when somebody is hurt, I know how to deal with kids. A lawyer? Totally out of personality for me.
Well, what can I say.
I got into law school! And it wasn’t even hard!
See the thing is, the counselor I asked about law was from another school, the one I want to go to has a different system of accepting students. Namely, they accept everyone and weed out themselves.
And that’s pretty scary. A young woman at the office – a student herself, she’s just helping out there during tough hours with the paper work – smiled when I was surprised that everyone is admitted for the first semester.
“Most leave anyway” she smiled.
“Well… umm… how many, I mean, is there a rough estimation?”
“Well, many leave after the first semester, because, you know, 13 tests in one week is plenty. And then you can’t repeat some tests, so you have to pass those first try. We got some tests where 90% fail. And then, there’s the final exams at the end of your studies, where again 40% fail.”
Gulp. Well that sounds pleasant. I was told that law is hard and you have to work a lot to pass, but this exceeds my expectations. My friends told me she probably meant well telling me that, as in scaring me so I’ll put in all my time and I won’t end up failing. But still…
Right now I’m at the point where I don’t want to back out from this. I want to try. Just to see. I’ll try the first semester and see. Maybe I’ll make it and don’t like it, maybe I’ll fail, maybe I’ll stay. 6 months isn’t a lot of time to try. 6 months which, whatever happens, will teach me a lot about myself and my life. Yep, totally accepting the challenge. 6 months of law, and then I’ll see what I can do.