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.
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.
3. Often feeling like you’re actually studying Latin.
Just pretend you understand.
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.
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.
6. This is you trying to get a training contract:
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.
8. Having to spend pretty much all of your student loan on books.
Statute books. Text books. All the books.
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.
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.
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? 🤔
12. Turning up to a seminar you haven’t done the reading for and just hoping for the best.
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 🐌
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?”
15. Everyone automatically judges you for your choice of degree.
Because never trust the taxman or the lawyers, am I right?
16. Being concerned that you might actually graduate and be in charge of people’s liberty.
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….
18. And telling yourself on a daily basis that the stress will all be worth it when you put on that graduation gown.