There's a lot of talk about how law school is just like high school, and in a lot of ways that's true. Still, I say it's an exaggerated stereotype, so here are some positive ways in which UVa Law differs from my high school:
- Students allowed to leave school for lunch.
- No football player making out with his cheerleader girlfriend on my locker between every class.
- None of my high school teachers drove one of these.
- Speaking of lockers, cherry wood > cherry red.
- There's no band, the jocks have passed their glory days, and the goths sold out long ago, so pretty much everyone is part of the same "Nerd/Prep" clique.
- Students allowed to cut across the courtyard.
NoLess smoking in the bathrooms.
- The Mormons have kids and the skanky girls don't.
- Much less animosity between rival schools (that is, no one has driven down here and spray-painted "Penn Law" on the side of the building).
- My girlfriend who lives 100 miles away actually exists.