Sure, but the fact remains that at many schools, such as my own, a notable percentage (about 8% at my school) of 1Ls basically flunk out of law school. The original poster is, perhaps, looking for some sort of assurance that he need not worry about flunking out once he matriculates. And the statistics at most schools (the above-referenced T4s notwithstanding) may seem comforting. The problem, however, with characterizing as mere drama all the fear and loathing of failure among first-semester 1Ls is that it ignores a brutal reality almost all 1Ls face: it is awfully difficult to figure out if you are really learning and understanding what is required before you actually take the tests, and once that's done, it's done. The real feedback comes in report-card form. And I know of about six students who quit over the holiday break--so there is a real reason for concern among the 1L population.