Unpopular Law Student Opinions
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Some Survive Law readers resent the Elle Woods wannabe, Donoghue v Stevenson obsessed, caffeine-addicted law student stereotype. Here they are, in all their contrarian glory. A word of warning: some of these statements may be classified heretical by sensitive, archetypal law students.
“I don’t care for Legally Blonde, Suits, West Wing or the Good Wife. I actually get a bit sick of incessant, unoriginal references. I have enough legal drama in my life, specifically relating to whether I want to finish my degree, and the real-life snakes who are making it hell.” Ed, University of Sydney
“I actually finish my assignments three days before they’re due, and my exam supersummaries a week before. And that’s not really a big deal for me, I just sit down and force myself to do it. If I truly left an assignment to the last minute, I’d probably go into cardiac arrest.” Annabelle, Macquarie University
“I’m not a big fan of coffee. I usually try to get 8 hours of sleep a night and if I don’t, my caffeine go-to is ginger and lemon tea. Maybe people would have more time to study if they weren’t constantly shitting and pissing themselves from all the caffeine.” Shomal, University of Western Australia
"I don't like telling people I'm a law student. I go to great lengths to conceal it because everyone judges me and thinks that I'm judgmental." Steven, University of Queensland
“Learning Donoghue v Stevenson was such a non-event for me. Like, “Oh, another case”. Why do people get around it so much? Why do all of the memes get thousands of likes? Am I missing something?” James, Western Sydney University
“I don’t really care that Kirby’s doing another guest talk. I don’t really care about anyone on the High Court for that matter - past or present. I’m too busy getting wrecked by my law degree. Maybe I should get to know my killers?” Amy, University of Technology
“This is going to sound weird but I like class participation and group assignments. It makes law school so much less lonely; (hopefully) you get to rely on other people; and you end up bonding over the common struggle of getting by.” Dani, Monash University
“Not really all that competitive. I go to class, chill with mates. I’m just happy to be here.” Josh, University of New South Wales
We hear you, Josh.
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