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Sep 2011

Being a law student has its perks, but also a few drawbacks. Fortunately, many of those downsides are fleeting, and we can all look forward to a better life on the other side of graduation. Sure, we’ll miss the sleep-ins, but there are plenty of things we’ll be excited to leave behind.

When I finish law school, I hope to never again…

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Sep 2011

Some days this degree makes us feel a bit cynical, but that’s normal. But as cynical as law students get, none can surpass the master, Ambrose Bierce, whose Devil’s Dictionary (perhaps the most cynical book ever written) has some very cheeky things to say about the law!

Here are our favourite cutting comments...

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Aug 2011

As law students we often talk about what we’ll do when we’re lawyers. But what won’t we do?

When I become a lawyer, I solemnly swear that I will not...

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Aug 2011

What lies at the end of  your law-career rainbow? A Partnership? How about a seat at the bench? Being a judge is like being a rock star of the law. You set the trends, wear the cool clothes and get invited to all the parties.

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Jul 2011

The average cost of law textbooks each semester is equivalent to the GDP of a small nation. So you’ve scrounged around under your couch for loose change and even contemplated joining the workforce.  But how much of your booklist do you really need and how many of your textbooks are expensive paperweights? Do we even need to buy textbooks at all?

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15
Jul 2011

If your family tree includes a judge, a Queens Counsel, a barrister, a paralegal or even anyone who has watched a full season of Boston Legal, you can probably stop reading this post now. Sit back and enjoy the benefits of nepotism that pervade the legal profession. We’re really quite jealous.

But if you are descended from a long line of kindergarten teachers or park rangers and don’t actually know anyone with a law degree, you’re probably a little worried about your future career prospects. So what do you do when nepotism isn’t an option?

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