And who hasn’t quoted Shakespeare’s “let’s kill all the lawyers” line? Ever notice how easily you can make someone laugh by comparing lawyers to sharks, snakes, skunks, rats, roaches, and wolves? My own law school dating experience was this: 1L year, a long-term, live-in relationship crumbled and disintegrated, ending at long last in July after 1L year.So I didn't manage to date successfully in law school, but I'm not sure my status as a student had much to do with my failures. There is all this new material to absorb, a new language, a new way of thinking and writing.Hyperbole aside, Katie Marie makes a great point: School changes relationships irreversibly.People change—as do their priorities and penchants—under the weight of realizing their dreams.
He's dating a 1L and wonders what it's like for her. 3L year I continued to date slightly more seriously, bungling one relationship, leaping into another and getting my comeuppance. They're overwhelmed in a new intellectual world, and for a lot of them, it is full of fear of the unknown.
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.
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). 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. No matter how many affirmations you throw their way, a law student will never believe you. 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. They find it hard to relax – winding down by going for a walk or watching a film together?
Here is some tried and tested relationship advice for those brave enough to take the plunge: 1. 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. 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. 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. 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.