11 things you’ll only understand if you study law at the University of Hertfordshire

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By Harriet Blayney on

God bless online lectures

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With first term now well underway, one Hertfordshire law student shares 11 things that only those who study there will understand.

1. The queue at Café Moot Starbucks is a legit reason for being late to lectures

I was waiting in line for my frappuccino, okay?

2. Repeatedly underestimating how tense the online MCQs are

Time is running out.

3. Boasting to other law students that your uni has its own ‘real’ court

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It even has a public gallery.

4. But never actually going into the ‘real’ court…

Oh well.

5. Using half your loan to buy ‘essential textbooks’ then realising e-law resources is free

Textbooks are overrated.

6. Feeling important AF flashing your student card to the library security, on the rare occasion you actually enter the LRC

You’re practically a VIP.

7. Finally attending one of your four workshops a week and feeling like student of the year

Science students just can’t grasp your contact hours arrangement, yet you still struggle to make it in.

8. ‘Do you know where ____ is on College Lane?’

‘No never been — only for the Forum’

9. Wishing you’d paid more attention in RES lectures when it’s time to reference your coursework

Author’s surname first? Or is it date of publication?

10. Scanning your student card every time you pass a scanner just because it makes you feel important

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Very important.

11. Your housemates are super jealous that most of your lectures get uploaded online

Goodbye 9am lectures! (Not that you ever went anyway…)

Harriet Blayney is a law student at The University of Hertforshire.

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