Tuesday, 11 March 2008

The Weather

In memorandum of Pops - delightful hamster, queen of her castle, greedy and idle like most lawyers should be. Although she lived out her last days as a vicious, blood drawing rodent, she shall be fondly remembered for her obesity, and repeatedly pissing on my hand.

Anyone enjoying the weather? A quintessentially British topic of conversation obviously.
But due to the weather two lectures for today and tomorrow have been cancelled! (not that I had any plans to go to them, as they normally throw me off what I have actually been studying as lecturers are so far forward of what I need to be studying for tutorials.

As I walked out of my ghetto chick high rise maisonette, I did see a little pitter patter of rain, but decided to go for it, only for it to turn into a full scale piss down, and after ten minutes of walking in the rain I decided to turn back and not go into university or do any work for the day, as the depression of the rain had taken hold of me(also due to the fact that I was soo wet all my clothes had become skin tight)

Interesting week perhaps this week, an inaugural lecture by my favourite lecturer and a trip to a crown court that the bar society have organised. The Bar society sent out emails and even provided a hand out for the occasion of how we should act whilst sitting in on trials. Such key pieces of advice like "do not run round the courts" and "switch mobile phones off" otherwise there could be disciplinary action such as expulsion from the society! (I'm sure this would reflect very badly on a pupillage application) Other key pieces of updated advice are that we are not to stare at witnesses or the accused, (why shouldn't I be able to stare at a witness or the accused and look menacingly at them and give them scornful faces? or even looks like "I know you did it") All these rules and regulations obviously imposed by the criminal lecturer who is organising the event, in case the bar society's members happen to be cannibalistic animals in heat, that wish to disrupt justice by answering their phones in court, and running around in open court happy slapping the judge (yawn). Also have missed a few opportunities to claim my "membership" card, and am being urged to collect it for without it I shan't be allowed into Court.. (thought anyone could walk into courts?)

Additional problems this week may be caused by the bi-weekly seminars, this unfortunate organising of events had lead me to have 3 x 1.5hr tutorials and 1 x 1 hr tutorial on the same week, and seeming as I spend most of my first week that is free of seminars thinking that I have a lot of time to do the work and find a way to distract myself from it, this week could prove to be difficult (like every second week since the beginning of term.)

Depression is also looming because exams are near. Friends and I are thinking of ways to get ourselves out of them such as throwing ourselves in front of a car or bus ( deemed to hazardous and potentially life threatening to be carried out) other suggestions are pregnancy( damn my biological factor of being a male) or somehow burning our hands so that we can't write. None of which will be carried out, however what is most likely is spending a period of 24-30 hours before an exam staying up, drinking red bull and trying to study an entire years worth of topic in that short space. I am not obviously an ideal student, in many respects.


Android said...

Oops... I always stare at the witnesses while they're giving evidence!

How did the pupillage fair go? Got any mini-pupllalges out of it?

Lost London Law Student said...

Didn't go was a bit ill.
May have a mini pupillage lined up at criminal chambers am waiting to hear back from them.

Really need things to put on my olpas form next year!

Android said...

You've got ages!

Anonymous said...


O Dear - what happened to your poor hamster? My sympathies!

Mr Pineapples said...

Oh Gawd...London Drunk Student - are you still here?