Volume 2, Issue 5 (Originally Published 20 August 2012)
I visited the student centre last week, and while I was waiting in the cue, I noticed someone (who will remain unnamed… because I don’t know the person’s name) getting his readers for Corporations and Remedies. I’m not the most studious JD by any stretch, but to only be collecting readers in week 4 is like first going to your team’s game in August when they’re in the top 8; is your heart really in it?
Did I pull that footy reference off? Hell yeah I did, like Buddy from 50 on the flank.
Did I pull that footy reference off? Hell ye- okay I’ll stop.
But it’s not just these slackers that are starting late this year; it seems most JDers are late to the party this semester. From what I can tell, few people are reading, class absenteeism is high and a funny observation to round it off to a list of three.
Last week I was in a conversation where the massive nerds of previous semesters were trying to one-up the others as to who had done the least work. Where is the student body going? Soon, instead of attending STS tutes, students will establish regular ‘liquor on the law lawns’ sessions and people will call it LLL because it’s a clever alliterated acronym! Or maybe even abbreviate it to 3L! Or worse, L3!
That would actually be awesome. Who’s running for LSS president this year? See me if you want to talk election promises…
What is it that sends morale so low in August? Is it the post-law-revue slump? Is it the winter weather affecting mood and skin tone? Is it the encroaching realisation that another year is soon to end and yet again you’ve never achieved your life long dream of meeting Ronan Keating and telling him he has the voice of an angel and the eyes of a Somalian lion? Oh wait, they’re all just my personal disappointments.
Even I’m late to pick things up this time of year! This column has been terribly average for the last 3 weeks!
On that note, I booked in a meeting last week to see a publishing editor. Don’t expect the quality to increase though because I didn’t get much out of the workshop – I rocked up 55 minutes late.
Charles Hopkins set up a Twitter account in April of this year, but is yet to tweet anything. Follow him at @mylifedoesnotwarrantglobalbroadcast.