My first day back to school was awful. The hallways and my classes are teeming with people I don't know, which is my fault for taking so damn long to complete this degree. And, because of some registration quirk, I never completed two typical first year courses - Property and Criminal Law - so I'm jammed into a section with 1Ls who stare at me blankly when I ask for a case cite because they don't know what a case cite is. Yeah, those numbers at the top of the case aren't randomly generated. They actually mean something!
If I sound cranky and bitter, it's because I am. Driving into the city twice a day because the courses available to upper class students are separated by long - two to three hour - breaks has me feeling frantic and disgruntled after only one day of classes. It's going to be a long semester.
Oh, and to the person who got here by searching "sleeping around and law school," my advice to you is don't do it. Your section mates will find out about it, and it will spread to the other section, and then next thing you know, it's four years later, you're in a pre-trial conference and opposing counsel just happens to be that boy/girl with whom you had a one-night stand during first-year orientation. Talk about awkward.