Showing posts with label Buhay Law Student. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Buhay Law Student. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

“I hope that when you look at the Bill of Rights, you don’t just gloss over them. Because the truth is, ladies and gentlemen, someone was put into jail, someone was tortured, and someone actually had to die, for those words to be written there.”

Pao Magno's Criminal Procedure professor, in his marathon lecture, explaining how the Bill of Rights is a product of blood and tears. 
“Law school taught me one thing: how to take two situations that are exactly the same and show how they are different.”


Feeling bored? Apathetic? Is the best part about your law degree skipping class to lunch with friends?
You know assessments and exams will be here to ruin your early semester reverie soon enough, but you’re feeling uninspired. It was exciting back when you started this crazy little thing called law, but this semester you like law school about as much as Voldemort liked Harry Potter. No wonder you’re pretty keen to bail. But should you?
Here are some reasons to tough it out...


When you enrolled in law you were thrilled at the prospect of becoming a legal legend – like Denny Crane, or the slightly nefarious Cleaver Greene. But now you would rather become just about anything other than a lawyer… and that’s cool too.

How to Date a Law Student:

Make Love Notes Long and Confusing
Brevity and clarity make law school students feel uncomfortable and agitated, much like normal people feel at the DMV. For example, don’t say, “Let’s head back home early for some fun.” Instead say, “Let’s return early to the domicile for some malfeasance.”

As a law student, the two feelings that I’m constantly swinging between.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Ten Students You will Meet in Law School

Posted by:  BITTER CONTRIBUTOR on JUNE 14, 2010
They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Which, if you’re in law school, means you shouldn’t let any of these ten rat bastards out of your site for even a minute.
1The Immaculate Altruist. She’s here to get a law degree so she can save the homes of poor immigrant whales from foreclosure.  She disdains anyone who doesn’t dream of working non-profit.  To her, law, unlike any other field of study, is either about spreading rainbows and peach cobbler to the corners of the universe or greedily snatching up money whilst helping Rich Corporation A sue Richer Corporation B.

My First Year in Law School

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

An Open Letter To A Diffident Friend of Mine ...

Dearest Sabrina ,

          Halos 5 years na rin tayong nagkakasama no? Since undergrad kaklase na kita pero di ko masabing magkakilala na nga tayo sa mga panahon na yun kasi we both belong to different circle of friends. Ang lagi ko kasing nkakausap lang ay si Sienn na walang choice kundi ang tumabi saken dahil sa pareho kaming Dela Cruz ang surname. Siguro it is safe to say na you are the opposite of who I am. Kaya siguro medyo naniwala ka noon na kesyo ganito ang ugali ko at hndi madaling makasundo. I can't blame them, sobrang strong naman kasi talaga ng personality ko kaya maraming nagsasabi na hndi ako madaling pakisamahan. Kung ano yung kinalakas ng dating ng aura ko sya namang kinatahimik ng pagkatao mo. Konting dikit pa saken Sahb lalakas din ang loob mo. Contagious kaya ang fighting spirit ko :)) Nakakatawa no? Kapag nakkwento naten sa mga kaklase natin noon na tayo ang magkasundo sa Law School nagugulat sila at nagtataka kung paanong ang isang tahimik na tulad mo ay sasama sa ubod ng ingay na kagaya ko. Well, sabi nga nila "Opposite attracts".

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Law School ...



Packing up your books and leaving the distractions of your house, you tell yourself that you’ll study much better in the library at uni. Your conviction lasts until the moment you arrive at the library and decide you need a coffee before you can start studying and oh no, you’ve forgotten your laptop power cord.

You decide to head home to the creature comforts that will definitely make studying easier and more productive. It’s the “I’ll study better at home/at uni” catch 22.
Having trouble deciding where you’ll study most effectively? Consider the following advantages and disadvantages of studying at home and in the library...

When your friends ask you about your grades and you're not in the mood to talk about it ...

How law students feel after surviving first sem in Law School

Me when I saw my grades and learned I passed all the subjects

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The law students clutter...

Posted by: Saint Rubelo

Its quite a funny thought to ponder about my expectations before i entered law school. During those times I had a high regard for law students (those know it all bastards) standing proudly in their polo barongs prowling the streets of dapitan while puffing their daily intake of nicotine and tar. I was a freshmen AB student that time and for me it was a classic sight just like a child seeing for the first time the heroes that he admired, and promised to himself one day I'll be wearing the same off-white polo barong armed with that law school smile and pride.

Keep Calm and Enjoy Law School ...

Top (From left to right): Sabrina Hernandez [The Humblest of Them All], Kimberley Gustilo [Delicious Ambiguity], Monica Ramirez [Go Negosyante], Fatima Santos [A Lawyer's Daughter]
Bottom (From left to right): Ana Juanito [Madam Accountant], Jocelle Dela Cruz [The Legally Blunt], Sandra Bruan [Soon-to-be-CPA], Hennie Magalona [The CPA/Law Student's Girlfriend]

Things Not to Say to a Law Student

Law students are not a particularly sensitive bunch. Sure, we have existential crises at the start of each semester, but beyond that we are pretty tough. However, there are some things which law students, lecturers, and everyday people say that just cannot continue to be said...


Before I started my degree, I had no idea how many of my close friends and associates were aspiring career criminals! I mean, they don't even want to know what kind of law I study or even if I'm any good at it. Apparently, they are so desperate to break the law that they will rely upon the advice of the first lawyer they meet who might give them mates-rates!
Am I still a person of good fame and character if I am surrounded by the future faces of crime? On a serious note: Stop saying this! This is so annoying!

Exactly how I felt when I went to Law School ...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


“Imagine being in a goldfish bowl. The lid is sealed. Now imagine this goldfish bowl doesn’t sit next to the window of some retired professor’s country home. Imagine it sits in the middle of the hottest party of the century. Sure you can see it, you can hear it, you can even feel the vibration, but you just can’t live it. Enter the lives of law students.”–Love Uncensored.

It’s hard to believe but somewhere between beginning and finishing law school there is another world – a world full of social opportunities and even the odd whirlwind romance. Yes, despite the expectation of 12-14 hours of study each day and a generalization of social ineptitude, some law students manage to attract a lover… I’m being dead serious!

So whether you’re a law student considering dating someone from your extremely insulated community of high achievers and stress nuts, or you’re a non-law student curious as to what a fling with a law student is like, the Survive Law team has a plethora of relationship experiences (both harrowing and heart warming). From one law student considering dialing 000 when she got trapped underneath a sleeping boyfriend’s arm on the night she had to complete a contracts assignment, to feeling jealous about partners enduring far less demanding degrees, dating while tending to your precious law degree can be absolutely terrifying and exciting at the same time (I think they call that adrenaline or something).

Here is some tried and tested relationship advice for those brave enough to take the plunge:

1. You will never win an argument. And if you try to get away with lying to us during an argument you will never get away with it; we remember every bit of evidence. File under: emotional blackmail.

2. Don’t be surprised if you witness countless breakdowns – it’s not odd to come home to your law student partner shaving off the remainder of their hair in the mirror while aggressive music plays them on.

3. No matter how many affirmations you throw their way, a law student will never believe you. In school they were the cream of the crop, but in law school no matter how hard they try they still believe that they’re failures. Insecurity and law students go hand in hand.

4. When your law student says they are “busy” everyday, they aren't planning to break up with you through a drawn out process of abandonment – they are legitimately busy.

5. They find it hard to relax – winding down by going for a walk or watching a film together? They want you to believe that they are relaxed but swirling around in that mind of theirs are thoughts about all the study opportunities your company is denying them.

6. You will need to adapt to their ways of communication – if you are imagining hour long phone calls or constant text messaging between yourself and your law school lover, think again. The most revered form of contact in the law school is usually Facebook chat, because, yes, in-between those hours of computer study there are even more hours of procrastination via Facebook.

7. Don’t even think about summer love – when holidays loom so does summer semester and clerkship season. Don’t say I didn't warn you.

Despite all our foibles, a relationship with a law student doesn't have to be terrible, and there are magical success stories which illustrate how truly wonderful a law romance can be. Law students are engaging, determined and extremely passionate about their topics of interest, so if you meet the right baby lawyer and don’t mind their legal ramblings there is no doubt they can make a great partner and a true friend.

What are your tips for dating a law student? Share them in the comments section below!

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