I'm starting to look at a bunch of course titles and just...get bored. I start to wonder, why am I going into this? Shouldn't something this expensive be super fun and exhilarating? I mean...think of what else costs this much.
Plus, I seriously can't find a single person from even the top, top law schools who is satisfied and happy about their choices.
Law is just boring. You'll probably end up bored with many parts of it, even more so in practice, but it's a job. If you think you can put with it then go for it, but if you're already bored with it this early in the game then you may want to think long and hard about other options.
It's expensive because it has the potential to lead to high paying jobs (though it isn't 'likely' unless you go to a top school), you aren't paying for amusement.
Is everyone bored with law? I mean, we're always talking about interesting area _____ ......................and law. It's like everyone would get into these areas just for their own sake, but then law is attached to it. I'm talking about technology/intellectual property, international affairs, biotech, various public interest causes, etc. Maybe it's just a bunch of people skilled in arguments/logic who apply that to what actually interests them?
Listen, I do say that I look at course titles, and they look boring. My reason for going, on the other hand, is it does seem like I have skills that would be great for this arena. In fact, I think I could probably contribute to this sort of stuff more than anything else, just because that's where a lot of my talents lie. At the same time, I don't see "law" as an area of substance that interests me. But maybe I'll be (or should be) like those other people and just get involved with what I'm interested in through the law angle.
Idk, I once thought along the same lines, but you'll eventually realize that it's all the same stuff, and all typically pretty boring. They all have to do with mostly the same types of laws, the same long dry reading, the same technical jargon, etc. The only thing that changes is the subject matter. You're still evaluating some drawn out contract claim, whether the party is Pfizer Pharmaceuticals or John Cusack.
Don't worry about your skill set, I'm sure you can convince yourself you have the skills for plenty of other jobs as well. Think about whether you could actually find any enjoyment in being a lawyer. Go read cases, legal docs, supplements, whatever, to try and get an idea of what the law really is.