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If you bombed your 1L exams, you may feel like your legal career ended before it even began.
Don't fret. A lot of people who bombed midterms have gone on to success in the legal field. However, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't take this chance to think very carefully about your future.
Putting Failure in Perspective
Midterm failure is not a good indicator of your overall law school performance. But it is an indication that you may need some extra help. It's never too late to master the art of taking law school exams. But the sooner you can jump onto the path of mastery, the better.
Here's some good news: It's unlikely that your professor knows your test scores. Many law schools implement software that preclude any possibility of your professor identifying you. You're just a number.
3 Reasons to Stick It Out
Although it's important to stay optimistic about your future, you should also be realistic. How are your finances? How are your career prospects? Do you have a plan B?
In the spirit of realistically considering your future, here are three reasons to stick it out:
When to Call It Quits
If you're in a decent school, you don't have unrealistic career aspirations, and if you had decent grades in college, you probably should stick it out even if you bombed your midterms.
However, if you failed your 1L midterms and your final exams, it may be time to seriously reassess your situation. This is especially the case if you are enrolled in an unaccredited law school. If you need encouragement in accepting the consequences of failure, just consider these 11 celebrities who didn't make it through law school.