I came up to the law school today to sit in the library and play Bejeweled since technically I was supposed to be out of the apartment yesterday afternoon, and it reminded me that I have been thinking on and off about whether to do some kind of "1L yearly wrap-up post" or something. I think I won't just because I'm not sure my experience in law school even roughly translates into something that is applicable to other students. If ever a non-traditional student or a military person thinking about going to law school happens upon this site, send me an email and I'll be happy to hand out some pearls of wisdom (example: Play Bejeweled on the "timed" setting...you get more points that way, or Stay away from microphones...they're the devil).
However, I thought I would recount possibly the funniest thing that happened in class all year (by a student...by a professor is definitely this).
We're all sitting in Contracts (about 65 people) listening to our professor just sort of randomly tear apart one of our classmates about some case, I can't even remember what it was now (perhaps Threadgill v Peabody Coal Co., my favorite case all year -- number of times the phrase "the probe is stuck in the hole" was used in class? Approximately 7,435). And this girl is clearly struggling with the material and the professor just won't let go...it's excruciating to watch. So, all of the sudden one of the guys from our small group just falls out of his chair and rolls partially down the stairs that lead up to the student seating area...sending notes and pencils flying and knocking the chair over. Every single one of us turned around and just stared for a second and then the hysterical laughter started...except for the professor of course who looked totally bewildered. So, this guy stands up, puts his chair upright and goes "I'm FINE...I don't know WHAT just happened...I just FELL RIGHT OUT OF MY CHAIR." Found out later he had promised to do this stunt for a pack of Skittles the next time someone was floundering. My telling doesn't do it justice, but it was one of the funniest things I have ever seen.