I graduate in one month, so I've been thinking a lot about leaving school. I'm sure this won't be the only post on the subject.
Unlike many others, I really enjoy law school. I love learning all the new material, the variety, and the ability to just think about many different things. It's not true for everyone, but law school was a great fit for me.
It makes leaving bittersweet. On one hand, I'm looking forward to getting started on my career. And I'm looking forward to getting a regular paycheck and paying down my school debts. On the other hand, I'm going to miss having a guided tour through various areas of the law. I got so much out of those classes (even though they were all basically introductions to the topics) that it's hard to think about having to learn about everything on my own from now on.
But there's no way to stop the process, so off I go.