In a pre-law seminar I've been teaching, we've discussed the undeniable fact that a large number of attorneys regret having ever gone to law school (one in four is a good round number-- from an ABA survey of the 1990s).
The good news is that many lawyers do enjoy their work and find it fulfilling. Have a look at this interesting article from the London Times online discussing lawyers who love their work. This topic is one worth exploring. Why are some lawyers dying to get out of the profession and others are thriving?
HT: ABA Journal
More: From earlier in the week, this article (also from the Times "student law" section) encouraging students to think creatively to find law jobs that will "improve the world."