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Dating Someone In Law School


They dwell on their ranks… and every conversation seems to deteriorate into a contest. And once law school is over, you believe your lives will return to normal.

Probably not, if you read this post by Katie Marie, a Bay Area writer who reminds us that hell hath no fury like a significant other scorned. Hyperbole aside, Katie Marie makes a great point: School changes relationships irreversibly.

People change—as do their priorities and penchants—under the weight of realizing their dreams. So, are you attracted to a fetching 1L or muddling through with a self-absorbed 2L? In the end just accept the fact—they are always right. The most revered communication in law school is the occasional text or G-chat. So be prepared for him or her to take their frustrations out on you.

Try not to take it too personally. When they are with you, they are thinking about law school. Dating someone in law school is like dating a crack addict looking for their next fix. They have the constant itch to think about what their professor thought of their answer in class, what chapter they need to read, or what paper they need to finish. You are not their number one priority, you probably rank somewhere just under sleep. Sleep is better than sex. Yes, that is unfortunately correct.

Your law school boo will crave sleep. They are deprived of it so often that the bags under their eyes become permanent. If you have an insatiable sexual appetite, run from someone in law school…or invest in a vibrator. I get that, they earned it. They worked their asses off in undergrad, studied countless hours for the LSATs and now they are basically living at school.