Read this: http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2011/12/an-early-christmas-present-for-the-prospective-law-school-class-of-2015#
Sharp, snarky, reality-based. "But maybe you’re going to law school because you’re bad at math." and then explains the math of it. Good stuff.
I always suggest that pre-law folks don't understand the basic economics of supply and demand, but this piece goes beyond that.
So, read and then figure out something else do to with your life (I am talking not just to a certain niece).