LawGirl, you're so awesome! Not to sound like a little girl in candy store, but I'd love to meet you!
Reputation: basically, just be professional. I don't think there is anything wrong with having fun while you are in school, as long as it is legal and not something that could come back to bite you later during the character and fitness review. You would have to ask the other poster about his/her thoughts on what they wrote.
Lexis points: I really only use Westlaw but the concept is probably the same. Using the services gives you a chance to earn points that they keep in an account for you. Once you have enough points accumulated, you can cash in the points to purchase things from them. Westlaw lets you choose from housewares, electronics, books, etc. You can earn points by researching, entering contests, doing extra learning tasks, etc. You will be introduced to both services when you get in law school and the representatives will explain the program then.
As for the question about motivation, I love law school most of the time so that keeps me motivated. Honestly, as much as I want to be out there in practice, I also wish I had more time to take more classes. There is so much more I want to learn, but I will just continue learning on my own. When I do have those times when I am feeling lazy, I tend to think about the result I would get if I let that feeling take over. I realize that letting it take over is just short-changing myself and my education, I try to remember why I fell in love with the law in the first place, I imagine how I would feel if I ended up getting a bad grade in a class and, if all else fails, I tend to think about how much I am paying for my education and how much it would suck if I wasted my time and money by being lazy. Above all else, I try to remember why I am here. As dorky as it might sound, when I finish, I want to be the best attorney out there. I don't want anything to get in the way of that.
As for finals, things are going pretty good. I'm just about done with all of my outlines and I'll have an extra week to study so that is what I will be doing for the next few weeks. I'll be around after that. I am doing some extra research this summer and I still have two semesters left. I'll be around for anything you guys need.