Just the other day I listened to a student complain about the amount of unneeded stress that law school was causing him. His complaint was that it could be so much easier and not effect the actual learning process.
This is probably true on some level, BUT, I think that part of what law school is trying to teach you is not simply the books or enough to pass the bar exam but the more valuable tools of how to think critically, how to find things you don't know, and perhaps most importantly how to grind it out (which is what much of the practice of law is). Unfortunately, the practice of law is not often the sexy side you see on television. All this lead up to recommending this article intro (and article is linked) by the ABA Journal