Why is law school designed to be so difficult and competitive? Is law school optimally organized to produce the most competent, well-prepared lawyers? I think it is pretty clear that it is not. Again, I cynically posit that the underlying purpose of modern legal education is to protect the legal services cartel. However, I think there are bigger fish to fry. I think the best thing for me to do is to use the legal education system as I see fit (including kicking competitiveness in the teeth) and then toss it aside like an old piece of fruit when I know what I really want to do.
I'm still a little woogley, but I think it was worthwhile to come in and study for a couple of hours. Tomorrow morning, I'll get up early and really get things moving and grooving.