I've always had a very vivid imagination. So when Harry Potter first entered the muggle world in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I had more than a creeping feeling that my letter to Hogwarts would be coming in the very near future (and that Harry, Ron, Hermione and me would become best friends, because they obviously needed a fourth friend to avoid that awkward third wheel situation).
Unfortunately, my letter never came…I blame that one on the fact that the fireplace in my house is sealed – way to kill my future of fighting the evil wizards with that “safety precaution,” parents. Anyway, when I came to Cornell, all I could think of in regard to numero 65 (Pretend you are Harry Potter and study in the Law School Library) was, “I want to go to there.” Thank you, Liz Lemon.
First of all, to be honest, I feel like this item should be amended to “Pretend you are Hermione.” Firstly, she’s crazy smart and committed to her schoolwork quite unlike Mr. Harry “I-Have-An-Invisibility-Cloak-So-Let-Me-Sneak-Around-The-Castle” Potter (but very much like the Cornell student body). Second, she’s totally the brains behind the whole fighting Voldermort operation (both because she’s smart, and because she’s just a tad less impulsive than Harry, and more coordinated than Ron). And third, girl power (Spice Girls reference. Yes.).
Embarrassingly enough I didn’t make it to the Law Library until my junior year. I was a bit intimidated by the library because I’d heard the law students could smell us undergrads, and would give me dirty looks. But living in Collegetown made me reevaluate my fears. I needed to go to the library, and the Law Library was the closest one to my house.
So go to the Law Library I did. When I got there, I expected to see Professor Snape walk by in a huff and/or for Professor McGonagall to transfigure herself into a cat. No such luck there. Damn.
What I was greeted with, however, were high ceilings, gorgeous chandeliers, and more than a fleeting feeling that if I perused the bookshelves I would find a book for Defense of the Dark Arts. Unclear if the Law Library is in possession of a Defense of the Dark Arts textbook, but I am of the mindset that something is true until you know beyond a reasonable doubt that it is false. Seeing as how I never set out to find the book, I’m going to say that the Law Library totally has a book-sharing service with the greatest school of witchcraft and wizardry there ever was and/or will be…great logic, right?
Regardless of what books the Law Library does or does not have within its walls, I’d highly encourage everyone to go study there because it’s one of the coolest places on campus…and who doesn’t like a room that makes it possible to pretend Hogwarts didn’t forget to send you your admissions letter!?