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

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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!

A few things being a student of law has taught us so far:

1. Sleeping is a luxury. Unless you are in class - then its an art.

2. Contrary to popular opinion, your love for books will go up, albeit only for the non academic ones (that you’ll rarely have the chance to read)

3. Arguing over trivial things will seem like a hobby, where you’ll start using legal terms in plain conversation and ask for evidence whenever your opponent tries to make a point.

4. You will feel inclined to write-up contracts for everything.

5. All your non-law friends will think you are like God and can save them if they rape or kill someone. Tell them you will. It makes them happy.

6. You can threaten people that you will sue them if they did something disagreeable towards you. You’ll see fear flash through their eyes… then you’ll chuckle in your head because suing them is not actually possible but they don’t know that and are now afraid of you anyway.

7. Your creative writing skills will improve. The reason? Exams.

8. Multi-tasking will become a necessity.

9. You will learn that you are not as awesome as you thought you were… but that someday you might be!

10. You will try to prove everything, irrespective of how unreasonable it sounds. Just for kicks. 

Source: University Of Westminster LLB Law FB page

The first semester of law school, in a nutshell .


When an Incoming Law Student ask How Profs in Law Schools are like ...


Law School Scenario 010

When my friends invite me out 
but I have to stay at home and finish reading for the class.

This is soooo me every single f*$% Friday night :((

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lawyers/Law Students Dilemma ... I'm sooo busy !

Life's daily challenges and dissappointments puts one in a position where you can't but get busy, it is automatically assumed that the busier you are, the more likely you will achieve your goals or aims in real time. The problem comes when you get so busy you can hardly live your life, where the only thing that comes to mind is to work yourself till you can no longer keep up. When you get to such a stage, you will be tieing a noose round your neck,letting out a laugh could even become a waste of time, a sign that you have fallen into the busy trap.

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