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culture Things You Need to Know About Dating Someone in Law School  

Candice Darden
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Loving someone in law school is a considerable challenge. From their constant late night cram sessions, ability to outpace you in most arguments, and their Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-esk mood swings, loving a future lawyer can require heaps of patience. Included in this list are several nuggets of wisdom for dating someone in law school (offering words of affirmation and reminding them how much you love them can go a long way), and all too relatable moments you'll instantly recognize (like when they point out every inaccuracy on How to Get Away With Murder). Yet through it all, you love your future lawyer to the core, and know the unique struggle of going through law school without actually being in law school.
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Taking care of household chores for them is one of the best ways to show affection

Hardly anything says "I love you" more then when you make a meal for them or take care of chores. It takes away an added set of stress, allowing them to focus primarily on their studies. This can be difficult if you're also pursuing a difficult subject or working in a stressful field, but any little bit of help can help ease your law student's mind immensely.
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They are masters at winning arguments

Being lawyers-in-training, arguing is what they're naturally good at, and they've also honed their skills in hours upon hours of classes and mock trials. Trying to win an argument with someone in law school is not unlike being on a debate team... do your research, prepare to appeal to logic, and may the odds be ever in your favor.
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Get used to constant compromise

Want your law school student to come out to movie night with you and your group of friends? Prepare for them to offer a trade-off: one night out to five nights of staying in and studying. Or prepare for them to just bring their study materials along and attempt to be subtle about looking at their flash cards on their lap while eating dinner.
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Please don't bother them for legal advice

Have a friend who just got a DUI under complicated circumstances, and doesn't know how to proceed? Or maybe there's someone in your family who is dealing with estate issues? While it may be tempting to seek your S.O.'s advice and then throw out, "But my boyfriend who is in law school, said this is what should happen..." please, for the love of God, don't do it. It could have serious consequences for your future lawyer.
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