The Rules of Retail for a First-Year Performer

Dear First-Year Performer: What would you tell a new student who asked for advice about how to succeed at your university or law school? Your recommendations would likely not include anything from the school website or new student orientation materials.

Instead, you would explain how things really get done. You would likely share some of the things you wish you had known on day one. You would likely identify some of your favorite courses and professors (and those to avoid), the best dormitories, and your favorite late-night eating spots. You might also offer to make an introduction to some of your friends who remain at the school. In short, you would offer insights into the practical things that really matter. This letter shares a similar objective.

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