Transition @ law school
When you go home, the first thing you yourself will notice is that every sentence of yours starts with a F*** word and then its hard for you to use a ‘decent’ language lest you end up abusing on the dinner table. Your parents who were, well not very happy that their bright daughter did not end up being a bright doctor but choose to take the road less traveled and try her luck at law suddenly start admiring you and your decision, as they have, in those few months, when you were in law school, ‘researched’ from every possible source about the bright future that lays ahead of you and boasts to every friend that they meet about the pay package that you are normally expected to get (only you know that those pay packages are reserved by the class toppers and you are not even sure whether you will pass or not!)..but then you enjoy the fame and attention that you have been missing back in college!!
Hostel life @ law school
The best part about the law school is the residential campus..you get to know your friends in and out because you are with them 24x7.. you sleep together, wake each other up, take care of tipsy sloshed friends, nurse them in their sickness and this takes the word ‘friendship’ to a different level as you know every individual in and out and first, their differences irritate you but then later you start accepting the fact that you are different but you accept the differences and try and after a while you start embracing them!
Everyone in this place strongly believes in something and their belief is not just based on hear-say or familial value imposition but on deep thorough research..every talk, even the most seemingly non sense talk will teach you something important..there is a treasure of knowledge behind every individual here and when you see some of the seniors who are so accomplished, its just awe strucking to realise that they are living at the same place, eating the same food and actually in under the same ‘roof’ as you and so you just by the virtue of being so close to them get the inspiring feeling..
Invisible ‘pressure’ monster @ law school
There have been times when you feel like breaking the shackles of this place and go and live in a care free world but that kind of world doesn’t exist the moment you step into the law school.. you will seem superficially all chilled out and relaxed but at the back of your mind, you would be thinking of the latest case that you have read or about something…there is an invisible pressure here that bogs you down all the time and no matter how much you try to fight this force, it slowly and steadily engulfs you in it..the primary reason is you see people actually knowing way way more and people working harder then you…accepted that there are some very inherently smart people around you but still you always want to be there on the top and as you live with all these extremely smart and hardworking people all the TIME, you start to feel pressured about various deadlines which is good in a way as you are always on your toes but then again it can be a cause of depression of you are not used to handling so much of pressure all the time. But law school also develops your stamina! You will never think that you can read and understand 60 cases in a night and apply all of them in the exam next day..you learn how to do the smart work and after slogging for the entire semester before the end sem you always swear to yourself that ‘from next semester, I will diligently work hard’ and then you realise repeating the same piggy lazy schedule in the next semester!! And this cycle continues!
Friends @ law school
As a residential student, you pretty much know everything about everyone in your batch and even the seniors because you are living with the same bunch of people continuously and so you know stuff about people and then get chance to talk to them and then you realise that the things that you have heard about the people and the way the person actually is, are two different things…and then you feel bad about prematurely judging the person..but then as they say, it’s a part and parcel of law school life!
Also the way people behave with different people is peculiar and ya I had read and heard from a lot of people that the friends that you make in the first semester will go away with the end of semester and I would always think (after I made very good friends) that ya that was all hoax and I have found some of the best people I could find (which I still believe!) and so that will never happen in my case but sadly, the hoax turned put to be the very reality of my life and it was sad and is sometimes depressing to think that the people you would be conjoined twins with in the first semester, you don’t even smile at or even acknowledge their presence when they are next to you in the second semester and it is weird but also kind of obvious after some time and then retrospectively you realize that your priorities were very different and both of you were trying very hard to fit into each other’s shoes but then after a point when you both gave up, the artificial ‘relationship’ that you have starts to wear off and then you see how you two would have reacted had you not asked to be friends or were just two people who met on the flight..and then things actually becomes more clear..
Lesson#1 of Law School- Its okay to lose your virginity but not okay to lose your individuality!!