Raising your hand 4 times per class session and starting every comment with "I just want to be sure I have this right..." (and then repeating what the professor just said).Bringing cans of Dr. Pepper to class after you've spilled them twice and been asked not to bring them any more.EATING IN CLASS. Especially if you put the granola bar under the desk like nobody can hear the crinkle crinkle, when you sit in the middle of the front row.
Being an uber-gunner. Gunners go after fellow students. The uber-gunner goes after the professor themselves. You know this is happening when the uber-gunner changes or otherwise refuses to accept the hypo the professor presented.Being a feelings gunner. This is the person who feels obligated to give their personal opinion on the fairness of every outcome of every case or policy presented in class.Being totally oblivious to those around you while studying. This includes playing iPods so loud, songs can clearly be heard through your headphones, and eating noisy cruchy food. It's better to eat a pizza in the library than potato chips.Being the "out-of-class gunner." This is the person who cannot talk about anything but legal topics, although might occasionally venture into political debate.Talking about how much you study, the progress of your outline, post-mortem on exams, the job search, or grades. It's not necessarily bad, just make real sure the person you're talking with wants to talk about these topics.Trying to forcefully create a mentor out of a 2L or 3L who either is known to have good grades, has a good job, or is on law review.Obsessing over anything that's ungraded. Legal writing is important, try hard, but remember what gets you paid at the end of the day: A's in graded class.Sandbagging. If someone asks you how much you study, either be honest, or say you don't discuss it. Don't say "Oh I don't study much" if you actually work 12 hours a day.That's about all I can think of for right now.
I'm still trying to figure out why so many people are annoyed by roll bags. I have one because I refuse to hurt my back; attempting to carry all of your law-school books on your back is quite stupid, if you ask me. Yes, I know that most law students have lockers, but if you work full time, you need to have all of your books at home, meaning you have to lug all of them to class every time you go. Unfortunately, I don't have the "luxury" of being around the hallowed law-school halls all day long, where if I want to study a different subject, all I have to do is pay a visit to my locker.
Also whispering the answers or "no, no, no" to yourself when someone is bombing being called on.Being a gunner that incessantly and vigorously types all class long. Either get a silent stenograph or use a recorder.
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