Happy Tuesday!! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) asks us to share ten signs you’re a book lover. Since I’m currently in my first year of law school, I thought it would be fun to share these signs from a law school perspective.
In the United States, you can pretty much go to law school with any undergraduate background. I have classmates that studied physics, music, chemistry, economics, politics–the list goes on and on. To my surprise, there are very few of us English majors in the mix. (To be honest, there seems to be a bit of a bias against humanities majors in law school among some professors and students, but that’s another topic for a different post entirely.) It’s safe to say that things can get pretty interesting as a bookworm in law school. Here are some tell-tale signs that you are a book lover in the midst of learning about the law:
1. It feels like a breath of fresh air when you’re assigned to read actual books for class alongside the usual casebook.
2. And it’s even better when you’re assigned to write an essay about those books.
3. You get excited about statutory interpretation because it feels like picking apart poetry.
4. You take #bookstagram photos in the law library. (This happened way too often.)
5. You listen to audiobooks anytime you’re not in class or doing homework.
6. You still bring an armload of books to read for fun with you to your apartment, even though you know you won’t have any time to read them.
7. You get excited when judges reference literature in their judicial opinions. (I’ve seen William Faulkner and Shakespeare referenced so far!)
8. And when professors reference literature in their lectures.
9. Writing is, predictably, still your favorite class.
10. Even after hours and hours of reading casebooks, all you really want to do is snuggle up with a good novel.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! What are some signs that you are a book lover in your current profession/program/situation?
Also, would you be interested in more posts about law school? Let me know!