Saturday, June 29

Top 10 Law School Memes

They say that law school is a jealous mistress. It requires so much of your time and demands for your attention every single day. You have to do many readings to save yourself from your professors and of course, to learn something which will help you in taking the bar examinations. Some people also say that law school is not a simple walk in the park. They say "It's a jungle out there." 

I wasn't able to prove any of these things until I decided to study law. While it may be true that the College of Law is not easy, it doesn't mean that it has nothing great to offer. Since day 1 in law school up to this very moment, I can say that I'm truly happy with what I'm doing. I may not get to party every night like I used to do nor sleep for more than eight hours everyday, but I know that deep down in my heart, I am happy. There are times when my efforts are not appreciated but it doesn't matter because I know that I'm capable of striving harder. There are also days when I feel completely down and stressed due to the bulk of readings to do and exams to complete. With all these imperfections in law school, I still find myself contented and happy. 

To keep me same, I watch law-related TV series like Suits and visit my favorite Law School Memes page on Facebook. In this post, I will share the top 10 memes I like from the page.

1. What do law students say to sleep? Not today.


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If you watch the Game of Thrones series, then seeing the photo will surely remind you of one of the episodes of GoT Season 1. But if you are a law student, then what you will remember are "the sleepless nights". Those are the nights when you have to stay up late so you can prepare for dreadful recitations in your classes. You need to read 10 cases for one subject, 5 cases for another subject and 3 for the other one. Sometimes you wonder, "Where did my time go?" Well, the answer is "law school."

2. Just highlighting the important facts.

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Highlighters and colored pens are every law student's best friends. They serve their purposes well in preparing students for the examinations. They are used to highlight important facts and statements. However, the problem arises when every single word in a page is important. So, we all end up highlighting everything! Yes, not leaving even a single period.

3. Call on you the one day you didn't do your readings.
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You feel exhausted and stressed after spending your days reading the cases assigned and understanding the provisions of the law. But every time you attend your class, your classmates are called to do the recitations and not you. So, you decided to skip one night of readings and declare it as an "all-by-yourself-treat" night. The next day comes: you go to school feeling wonderful, your teacher enters the room and calls your name. You have been asked to discuss the facts and the issues of a certain case you haven't read at all. Yes, on that one day you didn't do your readings. Who's feeling unlucky?

4. Do the readings, they said. It won't take long, they said.

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There are just so many things to read in law school. They are must-reads. Otherwise, you're doomed. When I don't feel like reading the assigned cases, I simply recall what my teacher said before. "The best stories are found in those cases assigned to you. They show you stories of real persons. The things you read there are happening in reality. So, instead of spending your time reading the novels or watching movies, why don't you try to discover the stories of the characters in every case?" Sounds weird but she's right.

5. You got the right answer, but not the right way of getting the answer so it's wrong.


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Every law student's dilemma is knowing the exact provision and jurisprudence applicable to the question but not knowing how to say it. Some students have mastered answering the exams correctly. Well, they must be really good.

6. Reads 63 page case, finds out case law has been replaced by two lines statutory provision.

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Reading a very long case and memorizing the case law only to find out that it is no longer controlling nor persuasive. It has no value at all for it has been overturned or replaced by a provision in a new statute. Such a waste of time, right?

7. Hasn't started reading. Facebooks about how long the reading is.


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I'm guilty of this. When I was still a new law student, what I did was to post photos of the readings I need to do on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Well, there are just days when getting online is so tempting when there are piles of cases and laws to read. Here comes discipline. These days, I no longer share online my to-do's but instead, turn the wifi off and just read.

8. Not sure if I'm calm because I studied enough or because I don't give a shit anymore.

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The hair line between "I'm ready" and "I'm not ready" statements that every student feels during examinations. Which is which? Sometimes, when I know that I have done my part as a student, I don't give a shit anymore. Let's count 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 2, 1. 

9. One does not simply finish law exams and not party.

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My dear friends, "balance" is everything in the College of Law. For every one exam down, law students usually go out with their classmates, party all night long and wish that they forget the questions in the exam. No discussions about the correct or wrongs answers. Just party. Period.

10. Studying law. Making a responsible choice for mah future.

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I hope so.


Credits for the photos to Law School Memes Facebook Page

47 comments:

  1. surely, these will totally drive law students to smile once in a while. :)

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  2. Those highlighted parts says it all, everything is important in every law book lol.

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  3. Call on you the one day you didn't do your readings - perhaps one of the most unlucky and shameful day of every student because it would generate negative impression from the professor.

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  4. Law School is definitely difficult with so much readings and analysis of cases.

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  5. I'm sure my husband can totally relate o this and he will just say, I'm glad I am done with this.

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  6. I think that not only law students lack sleep but every student in different courses. Nowadays, especially ones doing thesis, they are like owls that are awake in the wee hours in the morning trying to finish their assignments and papers.

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  7. Surely these memes will inspiring law students to party. LOL

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  8. are you a law student? or a professional attorney already? haha the memes are fun but it says half true or should i say it's definitely true about being a law student.

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  9. These memes will surely help other students who are planning to take up LAW.

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  10. I should have been a lawyer but father who was a judge did not encourage it, instead he conditioned me to pursue medicine :)

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  11. I've got this fashion photographer friend who used to be a law student until fashion ate him! Like what you've said law requires so much time, and if one suddenly feels that the course is not for him/her, he/she must quit early, just like what my friend did. =)

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  12. Yeah. These days, law students' greatest accomplishment in law school is the mastery of competing online distractions.

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  13. These memes means one thing: Law is not a joke. But the important thing is balance and time management.

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  14. These are funny! I love #5. I see this in education all the time too.

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  15. I can only imagine the amount of time it takes to attend law school. I went to grad school for education, but it was pretty easy since I was already teaching and everything I was learning applied to my existing job.

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  16. Love every minute of law school! It's a process, but worth every minute! And it's very impressive that you have time to write a blog during law school... I barely had time to breathe!
    xo ~kim (and chloe)

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  17. It is very hard work and it will pay off in the end! I am sure some days feel like they will never end!

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  18. I can't even imagine or relate. I guess I understand lawyers a little better now...you've been driven insane becoming one. KIDDING! Good post.

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  19. Pretty funny! I'm not familiar with law school at all but I enjoyed your post a lot. :-)

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  20. Haha, I can completely relate to all of these, having studied at the College of Law too! :-) And, just wait, it gets better after law school haha. Which College of Law did you attend? I was at London (Moorgate) College of Law.

    Would be nice to keep in touch and swap stories ;-)

    Best of luck!

    Leyla
    leyla@motherhooddiaries.com
    www.motherhooddiaries.com

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  21. I have no idea what you're going through so I can only imagine, but these give me a good idea. Way to go--it's impressive what you've taken on.

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  22. Hilarious! I love the HIMYM reference, that was a great episode!

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  23. I'm not a law student, but I definitely got a chuckle.

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  24. I don't study law but have some highlighted books that look like that. ;-)

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  25. I don't study law but have some highlighted books that look like that. ;-) Doing what you love is so important.

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  26. Very cute meme!! I'm not a law student, nor do I have a spouse/close friend who is that can tell me about it firsthand so your post was interesting! I watch Law & Order, so I must know enough by now to know that I couldn't remember every thing you need to know!! ;) Good luck, you'll make a fantastic lawyer!

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  27. I know it's really true but I enjoyed the humor. I really related to the highlighter part; I highlight everything too! I recently had to clean out my office space and move to a home office setup, and I FORGOT TO BRING MY HIGHLIGHTER!!! I was devastated and lost for days until I got a chance to get one. Never again!

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  28. Fun memes! I didn't go to law school, but know a friend who did. She'd probably identify with all of them.

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  29. Loved them all. Incredible amount of discipline and stick-to-itiveness involved for sure to make it through. I guess in the end it will all pay off. Good luck to you!

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  30. Love the highlighting one! Good post!

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  31. Thanks for a fun chuckle. I don't know anything about Law School, but I have a granddaughter attending pharmacy school so some things are similar. Therefor,I can relate a little.

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  32. I am glad that some of you want to study law! Definitely not for me but if we all do the same thing, it wouldn't be very helpful.

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  33. Funny post. I like the highlighter part. I do that with everything I study.

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  34. My fave meme is 6. That sucks that you have to read such a long case only to find at the end it's null and void. I'd be frustrated too but it's a good learning experience!

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  35. LOL since I disliked school (like alot!) I seriously don't envy all your studying :(

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  36. Love this post! The memes were funny. I related to the highlighter one- any student would. Thanks for sharing and I plan to forward this to couple of my friends who are lawyers now. Good luck and keep up the hard work.

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  37. I enjoyed reading these! I am around tons of medical students and I am sure they could identify!

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  38. Hilarious. I can't imagine law school but it seems you have a great attitude which will probably serve you well in your chosen career.

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  39. Those are really funny!! Good Luck in law school!!

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  40. Very cute. I am also not a law student, but have had many friends studying law and can relate to this post.

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  41. Very cute. I'm a huge Game of Thrones fan so I appreciated the shout out comparison. :)

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  42. I think you can relate this to just for being in college. I remember school consumed so much energy and most of the time you are running on adrenaline and lots of coffee! Keep it up, stay focused and make sure your "why' is clear. That will keep you running to finish the race.

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  43. I cannot even imagine going to school to become a lawyer. I don't think I could stay in school that long. I have a 2 year degree and plan to get my Bachelor some time. I just don't know when because I immensely dislike school LOL.

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  44. I'm not in law school, but some of those memes are really funny! Hang in there, and good luck. :)

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  45. I guess it seemed like a good idea a couple of years ago...Hang in there!
    Jae Mac @ I'm Just Sayin'...(Damn!)

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  46. Hahaha thanks for the laugh, how do you have time to blog while in Law School?
    http://www.lush-fab-glam.com

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  47. Wow, I am impressed you are blogging as a law student! Hat's off darlin'. I finished my degree when my oldest son was about 10 months old and that was hard enough. I just do not have it in me to multi-task so many things and do them well. It's worth it in the end! And when it's either laugh or cry, humor is the more fun solution! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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