My uncle grew up a math prodigy -- my mom attended the same university, and STEM professors would always ask her if she was as smart as her brother. For "retirement" he put himself through law school and graduated at the top of the class, earning 12 of 14 awards. Must have been annoying for the competitive 20-something kids.Hope you stick it out. Society needs more attorneys—and law professors—with a sense of ethics.
Only by finishing law school and pursuing a career will you be in a position to contribute to the field.
He went into elder/senior abuse and only works pro-bono cases. I imagine he gets a lot of people thinking, "oh, I have to use the free lawyer, I bet they're not very good..."