Season 1, Episode 4: LAW STUDENTS ARE PROUD!
The biggest and most popular rumour in the history of all Nigerian Universities is the fact that all law students are uncultured, proud and arrogant. From the time I began screening, people had began to tell me to not follow the footsteps of other law students and make sure I am very humble. This, I found very funny.
In the borrowed courses classes, lecturers always either tried to make fun of law students or make them the centre of attention. The other students also seemed to give us respect and looked as us as if we were extraordinary people. Truth was that, it was far from it. Most of us were just regular teens who were pushed by our parents to go and study ‘prestigious courses’. More than half of us didn’t even know what we were doing. But I have to say, the first year of law is always hell. I began to stress this to my friends who were contemplating law, Unilag.
I can recount several experiences where if I wanted to speak, people would just conclude that I wanted to shame or intimidate them or something because I am a law student and I think I am better than everyone. There were also situations where people only wanted to be friends with me because I was a law student. My friends in other departments even began to tease me and took every opportunity to insult our clothes(law students have to put on white and black for class). They called us Zebra crossing, school choir and all sorts of names ranging from funny names to nasty ones. I can recall an occasion where I asked a girl the course she studied and immediately, she replied in a rude manner, asking if I wanted to mock her because according to her she was studying ‘an inferior course’. I began to stick to just my coursemates, and began to withdraw more into myself.