It’s that time of year again. First-year students of the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed variety are frolicking into law schools across the country for their first week of classes, blissfully unaware of the jaded upperclassmen who inhabit the same building. At this point, the biggest worry of 1Ls is whether they’ll be highlighting their books in rainbow colors — that, and if they’ll be able to get into their lockers.

In this edition of Locker Wars, we meet a member of the class of 2015 who fears that the administration at his law school already considers his classmates “dullards” because they’ve locked themselves out of their lockers so many times that an instructional video had to be sent out….

These locker-challenged students attend the Ohio State Moritz College of Law. Apparently Dinsmore & Shohl provided new student lockers for the entire school, but the locking devices installed on them were a little more “high tech” than your run-of-the-mill combination lock.

In fact, they were so advanced that this is how a tipster from Ohio State described them:

[T]hese lockers might prove a more effective screening tool than the LSAT and bar exam combined.

Zing? If this were the screening tool used at a lesser school, we suspect that the administration would have had a little more trouble filling their seats.

So many students had trouble with their lockers that the Moritz administration had to email out a special video to explain the intricacies of how to open and close these MacGyver-esque storage devices. Here it is:

Check out the look on this girl’s face as she explains to the future lawyers of America how to prevent themselves from getting locked out of their lockers. Come on, guys, learn how to use your lockers before the people at Dinsmore find out about it and ding you during OCI. This isn’t exactly rocket science.

Earlier: How Can Law Students Win the War Against Their Lockers?


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