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Introducing “1825”: Stories on the 5 Years of Law School

By: The Admin | March 14, 2013

Stories that we hear, make us.

What about the stories that happen to you, in your 5 years of law school? 

Very few of them have been written. Not many of them have been heard.

Each one of us has a story and these stories need to be told!


These could be stories of:

the dreams you have/had, the crashing down of them;

the laughs and the tears; stories of moot court victories; of cricket & football matches;

of dates & heartbreaks; of brotherhood and birthdays; of the dress that you bought; of loneliness;

of feeling powerless & powerful; of not getting a job & stories of getting recruited;

of flunking a year and then another & stories of astronomical GPAs; the story of the normal day in a law student life;

of the fest; the trip; the accident; the first year and the final year; the introspection; the realisation;

the booze; the frustration and the jubilation.

Story-telling is important. The following is something that tells you ‘why it is’ very convincingly:

From a legacy perspective, we tell our stories for ourselves and as a gift to future generations. How does telling our stories benefit us?

Telling our stories is not an end in itself, but an attempt to release ourselves from them, to evolve and grow beyond them.

We tell our stories to transform ourselves; to learn about our history and tell our experiences to transcend them; to use our stories to make a difference in our world; to broaden our perspective to see further than normal; to act beyond a story that may have imprisoned or enslaved us.

How does telling our stories benefit future generations?

Stories connect the past and present to the future. Our stories and our learning from them honors and respects our ancestors and us. They can awaken future generations to their potential.

They model a way to use their stories to release themselves as they connect to their history and to our values. —Rachael Freed [Full article]

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So here is 1825: Stories on the 5 Years of Law School

The story that you share can of about anything which has happened in your law school life.

It could be a long write-up about the 5 years. A short poem about that one special hour. An essay about the average day. About what you’ve learnt in 5 years. About the biggest goof-ups. Anything!

It could be advisory or introspective; verse or not; any format, any font.

You just should be a 5th year law student in any law school in India.

Send your write-ups to [email protected]

Our campus associates will be hunting you down too.

1825 is the number of days you spend in a 5 year law school.


Do read this: How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word.

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I am the Admin of Lawctopus. I am for law students, of law students and by law students. I am Torts and Contracts and moots and internships. I am your boyfriend! And your girlfriend too! Mentor. Friend. Junior. Senior. I am the footnote in your research paper. Foreword in your life. The jugaad for your internship. The side gig which earns you bucks. I am Maggi. Pocket money too.

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