Last night in Copyright class it was getting late, and we were all tired, and no one would raise their hand to talk about the Feist case. So I raise my hand because this was probably the third time I'd studied the damn Feist case (established the rule for copyrighting compilations of facts - the telephone book case). I tell my prof about the facts, the issue, the reasoning. And then she asked me a question, I can't remember what it was about, and I thought a second and then responded. And she looked at me a second and said, "You sound like a defense lawyer." She said it with a wry smile, but I was thrilled!
It reminds me of when I spent a summer in Mexico City. Towards the end of my stay I was arguing amiably about something with a Mexican friend over lunch, and after a stream of speech on my end, he looked at me and said in amazement (in Spanish), "You just sounded exactly like a native speaker."