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Things They Don’t Tell You During Orientation: NO PORN.

Written By: humarashid - Sep• 25•09

No, not even prOn.

Boys and girls, but mostly boys, don’t look at porn while at law school. I don’t mean go without porn for the three years that you’re actually in law school, because I know that’s not realistic, I just mean that, while you’re physically in law school, like, in class, in the library, etc, don’t look at porn.

It’s not cool. It won’t make the other kids like you.

One of my classmates will sit down in his little cube in the library and visit a blog that he likes that often has pictures of the flavor-of-the-week starlet in her latest GQ spread or whatever, and he feels this is close enough to looking at porn. (He still does it, because it’s not. It’s just a random gossip blog; who cares?)

No, no, no. That’s not what I mean by porn.

Our Contracts professor (fabulous guy; my current Labor Law professor) told us during our first class as lowly 1Ls that he once caught one of his male students looking at actual bona-fide porn. Not eh-that-could-go-either-way-that’s-what-she-said porn. Not I’ll-know-it-when-I-see-it porn, even.

He meant straight up bona-fide porn. In class. During Contracts.

There was this boy who sat in front of me in my Law Skills class (legal research/writing) and his screensaver was set to graphic images of manga porn. Is it called Yaoi? I think that’s m/m. This wasn’t m/m, this was usually f/f and occasionally m/f. It was NASTY. And of course, on power saver mode, it would come up every two minutes if he didn’t swipe his finger over the touchpad.

It. Was. Nasty.

Even now, some moron is sitting in front of me looking at naked pictures of some thin-as-a-rail blonde with implants. Now, I’m not a prude (I am), but, come on. I kind of just want to go up and smash his netbook with my shoe. But then again, I’m really irritable this morning.

So, boys and girls, do what you want on your own time, but keep the porn out of law school. Some of us are prudes, and don’t want to see Ps in Vs. Some of us will also destroy things. Your things. So stop it.

Kthxbai.

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8 Comments

  1. Jansen says:

    Oh. My. God.

    Character & fitness fail.

  2. Heather says:

    Wow. That’s even worse than most soldiers I know, lol! And it takes a LOT to be worse than a soldier about porn! You should ‘accidentally’ knock your water/coffee/smoothie on his desktop next time. Or on his head. Either way would work. Poor Huma…

  3. carol skoufis says:

    ok, i’m not one to stifle anyone’s interests (so long as said interests are legal) so, whatever you want to do on your own time, in your own home, is your business but in class, come on!! not only is this distracting to others but totally disrespectful to the professor. and, just totally icky. public porn is so not cool.

  4. Lee(f) says:

    You’re pretty much on the nose about the manga porn. The ‘straight’ version is usually called Hentai.

    I don’t think porn is wrong and won’t deny enjoying it on occasion myself, but… ew! What is he going to do next? Get off in class? Blugh…

  5. contoveros says:

    Huma,

    I wonder the type of practice he will eventually be drawn into.

    Privacy law?

    Michael J, Esq.

    • humarashid says:

      Hahaha. He’ll be the one arguing that keeping a telescope in your window should be protected because there’s a logical basis that is unlawful and one that IS lawful, so the lawful one prevails under Iqbal v. Ashcroft. :-P