July 04 2011
Harry Potter was NOT a Slytherin
In my first year of law school I had a professor who compared law school to Hogwarts. The students valuing hard work, patience, friendship, and fair play are the Hufflepuffs. The students who always had the wittiest or most clever answer in class are the Ravenclaws. And the students who stick out as leaders are the Gryffindors. However, there is one last group that you will come across not only at Hogwarts, but also in law school, and that is the Slytherins. You will immediately be able to spot these students as my professor pointed out early on in my first semester of law school.
- They will be the students who LOVE to hear themselves talk in class. Raising their hand constantly just so they can get their opinion out there.
- They will be the students who actually have the nerve to interrupt a professor when they have something more to add to their statement.
- They will be the student who constantly makes stories up about how fantastic their undergrad grades were or what an amazing job opportunity they will have for the summer.
- They will be the students who never admit they are wrong- even when the right answer is staring them in the face.
- They will be the students who will only ask you a question for their own benefit- i.e. to figure you out, determine if they are smarter than you, and to make you feel dumb.
- They are the students that make law school miserable, but luckily all the other students learn how to ignore them.