When you first start law school, everyone will be really friendly. Cliques form rapidly but mid-way through the first semester ppl start to branch out and your section is just one big clique. First year students definitely go overboard on the studying. Where they study depends on wherever they feel like studying. Some will study in the library. Others prefer to study at Starbucks, while the rest study at home. Generally, most ppl are cooperative and not as cut-throat during your first year. All of that begins during the write-on competition and OCI.