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Love in the times of Law School!

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In Law schools, relationships mainly start due to boredom.

Yes, that what I believe. I have seen it and I think a lot of people have too.

I have to clarify. I am not talking about all the relationships. I am talking about a ‘majority’ of them. Love and law are two separate concepts. Although in a law school, they come together.

People in law schools are away from their families. They have almost no extra-curricular activity which keeps them busy all day long. They long for friendship. They long for a family. They want to be loved.

So, what do they do?

Well, they ‘fall in love’. Pretty simple.

It’s an extra-curricular activity. There are a few exceptions though. There are a few people who are not successful and then are others who although have nothing to do, do not pursue any such adventures.

I might not be completely true but I am pretty sure that I am true in a lot of cases. I am not talking about just people in my college. This is the situation in a lot of residential colleges.

There are couples. They roam around together. They ‘enjoy’ in their free time. They watch movies together. They share emotions. They go for trips to nearby tourist destinations. They are like a proper couple, without the emotions.

The messed up part is that both of them know it, but both of them want it, so no one will say anything.

They work on the principle that our country works on, “Jab tak chal raha hai, chalne do.” (As long as something works, let it go on). After 5 years or whatever the length of the course is, they go their separate ways and live happily ever after. There are a few fortunate people who end up marrying their ‘time-pass’.

I personally think that there are more constructive things that can be done.

Do whatever makes you happy.

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Like +0 Object -0 nitishsaxena 15 Jul 10, 09:42
Haha I loved it. Explains the strange cupid phenomenon in law school very well. Refreshing to read.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 15 Jul 10, 10:52
Its true
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Like +2 Object -0 legaltiger 16 Jul 10, 00:27
really true... u need sum1 who can relieve ur stress in law schools, if u a get a gud partner (academically) u dnt worry abt finding partners for essay writin, moots, debates and wat not.... we call our library as "lovebrary" as will b able to c couples sittin in the tables ... half padai and half love that wat makes library a gud place to romance... finally poor guys like me on sundays lament on our luck for not havin a partner to roam about n njoy, some positive outlookers says "u r lucky u r savin ur money dude"... i remember the story of "Grapes are Sour"... that wat lyf in law schools are...
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 16 Jul 10, 01:30
Um, how is this a "law school" phenomenon? It's a hormonal thing which happens a lot at residential colleges. Engineering colleges aren't as lucky because there are some 5 girls for 200 guys (the 5 are quickly snapped up though). ALL other residential colleges (and schools) have tons of libidinous people.

It has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the fact that they're in law school.

Also, it seems like you're passing judgment on people who want casual relationships. So what if they do? It may not be your idea of a good way to pass the time, but getting jiggy with somebody isn't a bad way to pass the time either. Sure, you say, "Do whatever makes you happy" in the end, but it's laden with judgmental sniffing. Like when people say, "Drinking will kill you and generally mess things up so bad for you. But do whatever makes you happy."
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Like +0 Object -0 srini.2091 16 Jul 10, 03:53
''you need someone who can increase your stress in law schools''- this line would hav been more appropriate.. :P
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Like +1 Object -0 napster 16 Jul 10, 06:43
@1 and @2- Thanks :)
@Legal Tiger- :D. I can understand.
@4-I did write in the post that it is seen in all residential colleges. I am in a law school and so I can write about it only.

On your other point, well that's just my way of writing. I have a habit of preaching. I write about things that I stand by. I am not denying the fact that sometimes I am judgmental.It all about how you perceive it.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 17 Jul 10, 11:00
When you're frustrated you indulge in such stuff :P
Not talking about my experiences. Me still frustrated and happy :D
-Mads
P.S- u were so right about the title :)
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Like +1 Object -0 Jumbo 20 Jul 10, 08:33
Absolutely u need some one to get out of the boring schedule, boring lectures and lecturers....so who knows the TIME PASS may become your TIMES LIFE.,,,,
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 22 Jul 10, 08:38
i loved it......:)..its cool and pleasant to read...do continue ur good work......
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 23 Jul 10, 00:17
too true!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 24 Jul 10, 12:04
hey napster i dont think i have seen u or spoken to u ever...but it just feels like i have known u...forever :)

will u be my time pass in law school? i m really bored...
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 26 Jul 10, 21:27
SCARY POWERS OF OBSERVATION
frighteningly true!!
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Like +0 Object -0 napster 29 Jul 10, 03:58
@Everyone- Thanks a lot. I tend to think a lot on small details like this. It's both a boon and a curse. :)
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 01 Aug 10, 09:26
Well, this is something which i dont believe in.. Relationships are casual in many places. to generalise that "most" relationships in law school to be particular are casual is not right. There are many relationships which are long lasting. A few exceptions here and there doesnt change reality. Casual relationships are a usual occurrence. Its just that its being pointed out specifically in this post.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 01 Aug 10, 12:52
What if it isn't casual? What about the one-sided thing when one insists that it was friendship all along and whatever existed also got destroyed? What then?
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 01 Aug 10, 13:28
love lanes and lawschools, Cheers !!
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Like +0 Object -0 napster 02 Aug 10, 01:08
I did not brand all relations as casual. I am saying that there are many that are casual. :)
@15- The answer is subjective.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 03 Aug 10, 08:04
Just Because you dint get the girl u wanted to get hooked up wid, relationships in law schools start due to boredom !! right Mr. Napster or must i say ur name and the girl's if u want !! relationships mostly start because ppl do fall in love most of the times !! if not just look around, if u cant then u re a blind idiot !!
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Like +0 Object -0 napster 04 Aug 10, 06:33
@18- Haha. I seem to have ruffled one feather too many. I will repeat that this post is not about me. Its about what I have seen or rather observed. :)
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 07 Aug 10, 01:10
we have a library studded with love-lost soon-to-be-lawyers...
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 10 Aug 10, 05:56
Excellent explanation... :)

@ #20
We call them as "intellectual couples" ;)
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Like +0 Object -0 napster 10 Aug 10, 06:46
Intellectual couples... haha.
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Like +0 Object -0 Anonymous guest 12 Aug 10, 12:10
# 18- Awww... :P
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Like +0 Object -0 shatarupa 13 Aug 10, 02:37
a great read reflecting the prevalent truths of life in a law school!!!
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Like +0 Object -0 napster 15 Aug 10, 03:59
@23- Sahi hai :D
@24- Thank you! :)
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Like +1 Object -0 Anonymous guest 19 Aug 10, 00:09
consider the nearly analogical situation of Recreational Drug Use in Law Schools.... would explain what the 'exceptions' u've mentioned are upto
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