Last semester I amply and vastly participated in class and I could decipher my classmates' opinion of said participation. How best to respond to these (to put it generously) rather immature individuals?
^ perhaps the greatest advice will come when you actually enter the halls of a law school. 0Ls have rarely been able to offer practical or (practicable) advice for actual law students.
I study harder, longer. Don't let other people get to you. Your law school grades are easily the most important things in your life. They determine everything: self-worth, intelligence, prospects. That's why law students are intimidated, stressed, and jumpy.