My spouse has been practicing law for over 5 years, so that's where I looked for some insight on your question!
Being a lawyer can be a LOT of work - but it can be fulfilling work. It's a lot more reading and writing than people think. Trials aren't as common as people think either, unless you are involved in criminal law. It is an exciting job with unique challenges and opportunities. There are so many practices that can combine a passion for law with other pursuits. For example, patent law would be great for an individual with a science or engineering background. There are many other fields as well, like personal injury, criminal law, family law, and real estate law.
If you are interested in becoming a lawyer make sure to to prepare well for the LSAT. You can also look to your local prosecutor's office to seek out internships opportunities as most are more than willing to take college students on.