Law school can be fun (except for civil procedure which gets fun later in the field with the nasty tricks you can play via manipulation of its somewhat arbitrary rules). Its just a game. The professors purposely lose a lot of the first year students because many play "hide the ball" but just talk to a recent graduate at the school and they will let you in on the real game.
Start with the end and then catch up at the beginning. Order and study the study aids outside the actual class curriculum exams and model answers, then the legal outlines, then read canned briefs and if time read the actual class curriculum casebooks and mark them up with different colored magic markers.
Being an attorney can be a bitch especially if you work for a slave driver law firm or you have a lot of extraneous pressures at the door of your private practice beyond the work itself. Being Zen (or just not giving a fuck) helps.
When it comes down to it, the worse thing about the law is the clients. Clients lie almost as incessantly as the cops and judges. The best ones are the criminals and the really cool ones usually end up in jail/prison which is a bummer. Civil litigants are like junkies and the attorney is their pusher alternating between overly cut product and and overdose purity.