Do Not Date a Law Student

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They are highly argumentative. They are too academic-oriented and career-oriented to be in a satisfying relationship. They will not have time for your favorite out-of-town trips, for a relaxing museum walk, or for a honeymoon. They will forever reason out that they have recitations tomorrow, that they have reading backlogs, that they have law school. Your law student lover will spend more time in coffee shops and in the library than with you. The stress levels that they experience inside their law classrooms make them grumpy and moody. Your patience will definitely be put to the test. Do not date a law student, and thank yourself for saving your heart from a chaotic affair.

This goes out not just to law students, but to all professions and occupations who are living a very hectic lifestyle. Just like everyone else, law students are capable of feeling, of loving, and they have emotional needs to be satisfied as well. Law students may seem like machines in reading their codals, but inside the comprehending machine is a heart that beats.

Do not date a law student if you want to have no future. As this is true with all other professions, a law student dedicates most of his time to his readings in order to build a future — a stable future that he is planning to spend with you. Dreams entail sacrifices and compromises, and it is what law students has recognized. He/she may not be able to spend a cozy night with you without flipping open a book, worrying about law school at the back of his/her mind, or complaining about how loaded he or she is with studies, but please do realize and understand: all of these are what a law student do not just for himself but for you and your posterity as well.

Law students are dreamers, and it is for their dreams that they work hard. Law students think for the long-term – that their short-term sufferings today will have long-term payoffs. Law students could have settled with their pre-law degrees, but they yearn for more, they yearn for that attorney because they know that they deserve more, that they deserve something precious. Know that when a law student chooses to be with you, when a law student spares even just the littlest of his or her time with you, you should know that you are likewise someone precious, someone worthy of pursuit, someone apt to be one’s lifelong dream as well.

Do not date a law student if you do not want commitment and dedication. Just like how law students have dedicated themselves to a life in the legal profession, they are likewise dedicated to things that they know are worthwhile. They know how to value commitments – they know that contracts are binding, they know that certain international principles are not capable of derogation, and they recognize that judgments of the court may attain finality and become immutable. They honor their oath and keep their promises, for they know that justice, fairness, and love is achieved by steadfast compliance, by owing candor and loyalty, and by remaining in good faith.

Do not date a law student if you do not want anyone to fight for you. Law students battle their hearts and minds out with every recitation and examination in law school, and they will not just  easily give up on things that they consider important. Law students may be highly argumentative, but it is for a good reason, so that time may come, they may be able to defend you.

When things take a sour turn, law students will exhaust all remedies to win you back. When the circumstances get tough, law students will craft a defense that even the most brilliant prosecution cannot break. You are assured, with all the guarantees and sureties, with all the safeguards provided by law and by love – your rights are protected, you will be in his or her possession, your title over your lover’s heart is indefeasible in perpetuity. This is a law student’s unconditional promise. #

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