One person bought themselves a car
After a long (long, long) exam season, slowly but surely law students across the country are beginning to finish up for the summer.
A pat on the back, a good night’s sleep and a glass of champagne is due, but at Legal Cheek we spied that a few of you were taking post exam celebrations to the next level. After a good trawl of the internet and a call out on Snapchat and Instagram, we’ve found some common themes, and decided to put together a helpful list of the different ways you guys are celebrating your freedom this summer.
1. The gain a dress size celebration
Food featured heavily in our definitive scour.
The only way to celebrate after a law exam pic.twitter.com/2lss8fe60k
— Ged Mills (@GedMillsJourno) April 20, 2016
Law exam drained me. So I'm sitting here with a glass of wine, chips & dip & watching some Samuel L jackson movie..Because treat yourself.
— Anita (@Anita_Nkatha) May 9, 2016
As did alcohol.
Had a glass of wine to celebrate finishing my law exam, it hit me hard. A 20 minute power nap turned into a 5 hour kip ?
— Lauren (@Lauren_Whittock) May 13, 2016
2. The back to reality celebration
After six weeks of not leaving the house, eating pot noodles, and crying into a tort law book, for some the simplest things in life are the things you miss the most.
I'I have forgotten what sleep feels like, what food tastes like. All I know is notes, caffeine and cigarettes. Final year law exams are painful
— Claire Moroney (@SnapeWorshipper) May 3, 2016
Just being able to watch a TV programme without the ‘you should be revising’ raincloud hanging over your head is a reason to celebrate in itself.
Responses from Instagram include “four weeks of sleep and watching Netflix” and “sleeeeep”.
I can't believe that I'm finally done with my last (hopefully) bachelor law exam! ??? Time to celebrate (and focus on blogging) ????
— Cojo Graab (@cojo_graab) May 19, 2016
A mini 80's movie marathon will be the perfect way to celebrate my law exams being over
— Kat (@katkatkatt) April 6, 2016
3. The non celebration
For some, just because law exams are finished doesn’t mean it’s time to relax.
Instead of hitting the town or doing something else remotely fun, why not celebrate finishing the academic year in real style by not celebrating at all? That’s what two of our Snapchat friends are up to: one is starting an internship, another is getting their training contract application game on.
4. The ‘I’m definitely going to get a TC with these results so I might as well blow my NQ salary now’ celebration
The favourite law exam celebrations we found are the most extravagant.
After the exam on Wednesday, am going all out with shopping.
I need to treat myself, am mentally scarred after international law.
— Aisha. (@Aishaaa_A) May 24, 2016
Living up to the flashy lawyer stereotype, one Twitter user is planning on buying a pair of Gucci shoes (a perfectly reasonable post-land law exam splash out).
@gucci I’m buying these immediatley… Post-property law exam treat ??
— Safia La Reina (@reina_safia) May 16, 2016
Holidays were a pretty common theme too.
One Snapchatter told us she was “going on holiday for a month next week… Have to keep August free for any resits just in case”, while another said “flying to the states for three months”.
So I have a law exam on the 24th then fly out to Croatia at night on the same day!?????? what a way to celebrate
— grace meaney (@gracemeaney) May 24, 2016
Another actually said that they had bought themselves a car!