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Things You Need to Know About Dating Someone in Law School

Updated August 17, 2017 1.2k votes 306 voters 11.8k views15 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.
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    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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    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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    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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    It's hard for them to let loose

    Getting your law school student to relax and take a load off is like massaging a cactus - they will resist total relaxation at all costs, through no fault of their own. Their mind is constantly on high alert, and thinking of the time they just lost to Netflix and chilling with you when they could have been studying likely sets them on edge. They will try their best to relax, but can't help being uptight to a certain degree. Appreciate the time they *do* spend with you, and know that they're doing their best.
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