Yesterday, deep and profound sorrow was felt throughout the Law School by students of all years.
The stereotypes are all true. Law students love, nay need, caffeine. Be it to make that 9am lecture or to pull an all-nighter in the library – caffeine is a necessity for legal scholars, young and old.
You can imagine the sheer elation across the student body, then, when it was announced by email that there would be a plentiful stash of free tea and coffee provided for the Law School.
But, alas, it was too good to be true. Moments later, a second email explaining that it had gone to undergraduate students’ inboxes in error. Crestfallen, disheartened and frankly rather tired as their morning brew wore off, students had to readjust to a life of paying for their various caffeinated beverages.
As yet there has been no backlash, but we are only half way through semester 1. When student loans have to stretch further, and indulging in Starbucks & Costa can no longer be justified, the issue may come under fresh scrutiny.