An Abridged Glossary of Law School Life
Janardhan Pashupati (Batch of 2021) gives new meaning to old words.
Library: A building with the purpose of providing electricity and internet to enable a student to browse their phone with a book open in front of them.
Academic Block: 8.50-1.30-Classes; 10pm-3am-Education.
Projects: Works of fiction, to be placed next to the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
CV: See projects.
CV (alternate): Did you once give a first year directions to the library? You have shown “ability to provide mentorship and guidance”.
Classes: Places to catch up on sleep
Classes (alternate): Institutions which exist to provide source material for Heard in Law School.
Repeats: First exam.
Spiritus: The one time a year we put aside our differences to work as one student body.
SF: The one time a year we work towards losing control of our body.
Transcript: Documentary evidence that we did, in fact, study these courses.
Transcript (alternate): Chargesheet prepared annually against individual students.
Exam Department: A bureaucratic, inefficient circle of hell instituted with the sole purpose of making the simple complicated. See Accounting Department, Dilbert comics.
Exam Department (alternate): Our saviour.
Terrace: A separate jurisdiction, like an embassy, governed by its own rules, where rule of law acquires new dimensions.
SDGM: See SS, Germany, 1942.
SDGM (alternate): The result of the focused channelling of the physical frustrations of its constituent members.
SDGM (alternate): Our saviours.
Alumni: Source of stories, internships and allegedly higher standards.
Seniors: Authors of your projects, and initial “worst night ever” stories.
Mail Threads: This is your entertainment now.
Nagarbhavi: Source of cigarettes, food, drink and the occasional criminal altercation.
Ulta Cauvery: Relic of the past that no one except Anindya cares about.
MPP: Cool ‘who?’
LLB: An organised hate group instituted with the purpose of undermining the rights of those who dare to achieve post-graduate degrees.
Ragging: Next question.
SHARIC: Next question.
Chetta: Where head and heart go at 12am.
Gym: A health insurance scheme, subsidised by the many for the few.
BT: See Exam Department.
Faff: Mode of production in law school.
Hostels: Community living without the community part.
Gossip: Primary currency of trade.
ABCs: An antipoetic system of intense politics and occasional value.
LawSoc: Kanhaiya Kumar saale.
FinComm: The people who inexplicably refuse to fund the third leg of your DDLJ Europe tour.
SportsComm: Do u even lift Bro?
SportsComm (alternate): The most consistent receiver of the collective abuse and appreciation of the student community in their activities.
LSC: Who cares, they have their own room.
LnD: The collective enterprise of trying to achieve, of one kind or another, 7 minutes in heaven.
MCS: The most studliest studs of all studs to ever stud, stud.
MCS (alternate): The last bastion of community pride.
Mooting: The exercise of engaging in 2-3 month long KLPD.
Mooting (alternate): You need a new profile picture, and an excuse to wear a suit.
Debating: Have you ever tried spending 15 minutes not fully understanding something, speaking for 7 minutes not fully understanding it and then being told by someone else that you didn’t fully understand it? You should try it, it’s pretty fun.
Debating (alternate): You need a new profile picture, but one in a kurta instead.
Anyone or anything else not mentioned: Irrelevant.
Joke: Unlike sex, I hope most people do get.
VC’s views on this list: Yes, permitted. –Sent from my iPhone