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Things You Need to Know About Dating Someone in Law School 

Candice Darden
Updated August 17, 2017 782 votes 247 voters 9.1k views 15 items
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.
1
Trust them when they say they're busy
They're genuinely busy - not blowing you off or seeing someone else behind your back Seriously, don't doubt them. They barely have time to sleep, much less cheat on you. This can be one of the biggest causes of problems, so go out with friends or dive into an engaging hobby if need be, and avoid building resentment toward your busy future lawyer.
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2
Try not to interrupt them while they're studying
If there's one thing your law school student bae wants you to know, it's this: please, please don't bother them while they're studying. They're trying to retain a ridiculous amount of information, and interrupting the process is the surest way to make them frustrated and angry. It's always best to wait for a study break to talk to them or show them that funny cat video you're been giggling over all day.
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3
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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Give them lots of love...
Preferably in the form of words of affirmation. They are used to being beat down most days, memorizing information until they feel numb, and non-stop competition with other insanely intelligent people. All of this can be a recipe for a giant ball of insecurities, lying just underneath the surface. They will always appreciate your kind and thoughtful words, even if they don't quite believe them.
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