law school definitely doesn't equal the paper chase. the profs are nicer, its the students you have to watch out for.
anyway, i can't believe nobody brought this up. but the main character CHEATED. he broke into the library and stole his professor's notes. i know everyone likes to romanticize the end of the film (i won't give it away), but he still cheated. had he been caught nowadays, he'd have been EXPELLED. that said, i totally understand the ending now better than i ever could have as a 0L. man i wish that was the way things ended in real life.