1. Perhaps you've noticed that class composites are kept for long periods of time (ie those black and white ones were not taken when black and white film came back for a few years in the early 90s)...therefore when circumscribing your title try to avoid such titles as: Civ Pro Fellow, Junior Secretary to the Law Students For Underwater Basket Weaving Organization, Member of PETA, MILF, Law School Pimp, Professional Cheerleader, etc.
2. Again with the composites, dress to impress. Remember you can go into the photographer's office instead of taking a chance with the understairwell snap shot.
3. My law school e-mail account is not a forum for childish rants amongst 20 people who can't agree on the issue of whether we are all immigrants and everyone and their dog should be able to cross the border and stay as long as they want. If you see fit to have an obnoxious conversation that no one needs 20 emails a day about start a blog. Or here is a novel thought, have an open forum and argue face to face like they did ten years ago when you couldn't hide behind a computer.
4. Beware your classmates will someday be your colleagues whether you like it or not. So, if you want to act like a pompous a-hole I suggest practicing law in Alaska. For the record, firms do ask their clerks what they think about students they are interviewing. If this is an "ah ha" moment for you, you can now stop wondering why you do not have a job.
5. For the record, sending out an April Fool's Day "joke" e-mail to the entire school (including administration) that suggests that the school's worry over declining numbers and rankings has caused the school to change it's name in shame that makes it into local media is probably not a good way to get your name out.
6. Along with number 5, do not go out of your way to be quoted in any sort of local media while in law school. You are a law student and you don't know your a** from your face regarding legal reality, therefore no one cares about your opinion and you look like the class dunce.
7. If within the first or second week of the class you realize you don't know who the gunner is, surprise, it's you.
8. Being late to every class would not be a good way to get a professor to write a reccomendation for you. In addition, those parking tickets you are racking up as a result of being tardy and not being able to find a spot must be disclosed on your bar exam. That should make for an interesting explanation.
9. Never be the jerk that writes a letter to the dean because your professor had to cancel a class and didn't schedule a make-up class. And, never be the jerk who asks for the attendance sheet after class is over, you just created a huge riot to sign in and you just screwed anyone who was getting a get out of jail free card...they got lucky, you are not superior because you were prudent.
10. If you intend to write about prudent and rational people on the bar exam it would be appropriate to conduct oneself in such a way.