There are many guidebooks available to those of us making our first foray into the law school wild. There's Scott Turow's "1L", "Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams" by Richard Michael Fischl and Jeremy Paul, and, of course, "Law School for Dummies" from the popular "Dummies" book series.
For the most part, these books give the lay of the land. The vast forests of unfamiliar material. The arduous peaks of preparing for an exam. The valleys of what little down time a law student may have. The desert of what was once your social and romantic life.
But one thing these books fail to elaborate on is the taxonomy of the native law school wildlife.
Enter John Infante: law blogger and law school explorer extraordinaire!
On his blog, Fearfully Optimistic, Infante has started a detailed series of posts on the people you meet in law school that outlines the telling characteristics of a particular species of law student, how to approach the species in the wild and also how to tell if you are one.
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