12 lawgasmic moments for law students

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From law fair freebies to concurring judgments

Law students may complain about the pain and suffering involved in studying for their degree: the reading, the late nights, the ridiculous case names. There’s a lot to moan about when it comes to the LLB.

In amongst all the crying and binge-eating, however, there are a few happy moments, a few ‘lawgasms’. Remember that feeling in the first year when the library unexpectedly topped up your printing credits? Or that time you found a really useful article on LexisNexis that wasn’t on the reading list and you felt really smug about it for the rest of the week?

Maybe law school isn’t that bad after all.

Let’s count down Legal Cheek’s top 12 lawgasmic moments.

1. When all the judges concur

2. Training contract applications

When the training contract application form asks you to upload your CV instead of typing out your work history and education.

3. Free booze and food

When the ‘snacks and drinks’ promised at the commercial awareness networking event are wine and canapés, not just crisps and orange squash.

4. When your tutor gives you that exam-hint wink when he mentions a particular topic


5. When you find a case from your reading list on e-lawresources

6. When someone’s scribbled a helpful note in the library book you’re currently reading

7. When you need to revisit a Westlaw session you completely forgot about and it hasn’t timed out yet

8. When you play revision roulette and your topics come up

9. Pop culture references in exams

When the parties in the criminal law problem question are named after characters from your favourite TV show (and your least favourite character ends up getting murdered by your favourite character).

10. Surprisingly helpful interruptions

When a mature student stops a lecture halfway through to ask a question — and it’s actually a really useful and helpful one.

11. When the law firm freebie you picked up at the careers fair comes in handy


12. Law book bargains

When you find an old, but still perfectly useable, edition of a statute book on eBay for two quid and feel like a total bargain hunter.




Why a “mature student” in number 10?



Because it usually is. I was that mature student and was the only one who asked any questions.



Because those f*ckers are always asking questions.



I assume it’s because, as a stereotype, mature students are the asshats who insist on going off tangent and engaging in their own personal mini-lecture with the lecturer/seminar-leader without realising that the young’uns (also asshats by the way) are finding the minutiae about why Bart Simpson is so bothered about the degree of annexation of the swimming pool at Redacre too boring for words and will DEFINITELY look at their notes later so don’t really need to pay attention now…



Happy to see KK back to Buzzfeed and Tab-esque bore, over smearing Law Schools and Students



I know people will pour scorn over this article, but I hate to say I definitely agree with number 2.



I meant ‘have to say’, not ‘hate to say’.



no.5 is how I study for exams



LOL The accuracy!



Ha, decent gif choices. Stealing a few of these.



No.8 is so hilarious.

Most examiners are lazy, just by going over the seminar material, I can usually identify the likely questions.



You sir are a wizard…please tell us more of your ingenuity.



Yes it’s a new lazy trick we use called testing what you teach and teaching what you test…. I only use it to stop students rioting when I ask them something not in the lecture or seminar… But you sir, will clearly make a damn fine lawyer with that razor sharp mind!



No 7 so relevant to multi-day moot preparation….


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