School: The Roar of the Crowd
One odd thing the uninitiated might not know about law school is that invariably, during the last class for a course in a given semester, there's a round of applause for the professor. This cheering is usually preceded by an upbeat "I enjoyed teaching this class" sermon from said professor.
It was cute during our first semester as 1Ls. Hell, it was even tolerable for the second semester. But now, it just seems more like an affectation than anything else. After all, it's not like the professors are teaching us for free - every single student pays around $1000 for the course, so why should we applaud getting what we paid for? And what if the professor was genuinely bad? Granted, this has only happened once during my stint here at Levin (any of my friends reading this will know the one).
Of course, another common belief among prospective law school students is that law school is like high school. And yes, for the first year, at least, it is: