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18 Things Everyone Who Studies Law at University Will Understand

It’s a lot less like Legally Blonde than you imagined it would be.

1. Finding yourself declaring “I’m a lawyer” in every possible situation.

Such as giving the con-artist of an estate agent a piece of your mind, throwing statute about left, right and centre despite the fact you only got a 48 in Land Law.

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2. Brexit has a whole new and painful meaning to you.

Are you telling me that entire EU law module has gone to waste? Nope. Sorry, we’re staying; I didn’t learn the four freedoms for nothing.

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3. Often feeling like you’re actually studying Latin.

Just pretend you understand.

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4. Using the terms mini-pupillage or vacation scheme rather than ‘work experience’ just because it sounds better.

Even though it’s exactly the same thing.

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5. Trying and failing to keep a straight face when studying the Brown Case.

It doesn’t matter how mature we think we are, S&M will always make us giggle a bit.

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6. This is you trying to get a training contract:

Hunger Games

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7. Dreading finding out that there isn’t a case analysis.

Hang on, you want me to read the entire 46 page judgement? Sorry that clashes with my naptime and alcoholism.

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8. Having to spend pretty much all of your student loan on books.

Statute books. Text books. All the books.

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9. The joy of reluctantly going to a networking event and discovering that there’s free wine. 

Definitely polished off several bottles of red. Probably not getting a mini-pupillage.

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10. Debates with your course-mates can get pretty heated, no matter how well you get on.

Just give us the right controversial topic in a seminar and all bets are off.

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11. The moment you realise this isn’t going to be like Legally Blonde.

So when exactly do I marry the hot professor and become a national treasure? 🤔

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12. Turning up to a seminar you haven’t done the reading for and just hoping for the best.

Overruled!

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13. Ginger beer being ruined forever. 

I mean, it wasn’t a staple part of my diet before, but thanks very much, Donoghue and/or Stevenson 🐌

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14. Using a law related chat up line in a club and realising you have absolutely no game.

“Wanna come back to my place for a little actus reus?”

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15. Everyone automatically judges you for your choice of degree.

Because never trust the taxman or the lawyers, am I right?

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16. Being concerned that you might actually graduate and be in charge of people’s liberty.

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17. When every judge in a case agrees and yet all insist on writing a 30 page opinion each.

So seminar prep that could’ve taken two hours ends up taking 3 days….

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18. And telling yourself on a daily basis that the stress will all be worth it when you put on that graduation gown.

Right?

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