Ok this is the deal... I'm serious about law school... really serious... and possibly too serious. The thing is I'm not antisocial but I really can't stand superficial people that goof around and inadvertently drag me down with them. Concentration wise and grade wise. See, I don't want to be a jerk and overall I do want to be "liked" within my class because it makes law school a little more bearable knowing that if you miss a class the person sitting next to you won't give you the wrong notes on the wrong topic. But I just don't know how to draw the line between wanting to be friendly and cordial to you but not wanting to be your best friend and confidante... without hurting your feelings. For instance it sucks when you're friendly to everyone in class... they like you and you like them. But then there comes the all-encompassing "what'cha doin Friday night" that I will have to say no to... which without me wanting it to... begins to burn bridges. As we all know us law students are a sensitive bunchDon't listen to the retards above, I know exactly what you're talking about. My 1L class is split up into several groups that take classes together, and i've found that if i make friends with people outside of my group, it helps to cut down on the awkwardness. I don't see them in class, and I can always call them up if I need to go out and blow off some steam.
I'm not a nerd and I don't study 24/7 but I find deep personal friendships and "cliques" during law school, are especially taxing and take away from what you should be doing. So how can I stay friendly with everyone without having to be a huge part of your life and without looking like a total jerk?
What should I do? Anyone else feel my pain?
Oh well that's a good suggestion, thanks.