How 6 law students plan to chill out over the holidays

By: November 30, 2016

“The first thing I’m going to do after exams is fall into a self-induced sleep coma”

Tired student sleeping

December is grueling. Between poring over case summaries, scouring the web for job postings and last-minute holiday shopping, there’s, well, no time left. But the end of the semester is near. And your classmates are already fantasizing about the upcoming winter break. So we asked six law students to tell us how they plan to chill out over the holidays.

Callum Lootsma (2L, University of Toronto)

“First, I’m heading home to Whitby, Ont. to catch a volleyball tournament with my high-school friends. Then around Christmas, my family and I might drive down to Florida to meet with some family friends and to tour the region. At the beginning of January, I’m going to Vancouver to hang out with some friends and to participate in the Law Games. I’m pumped for the volleyball and badminton competitions because I love playing sports. It’ll definitely be a good release from law school.”

Kojo Hayward (2L, Osgoode Hall)

“The first thing I’m going to do after exams is fall into a self-induced sleep coma, with no alarms set, for two days straight. Then I’m planning a trip to the U.S. to see relatives and do some mindless shopping. I’m also going to finally put my Netflix subscription to use.”

Tegan O’Brien (3L, University of Toronto)

“I’m doing an exchange program in Scotland right now, so I’m looking forward to returning to Canada this holiday. It’ll be a pretty low-key Christmas at home. We make gingerbread houses every year. My mom used to do it, but I’ve taken over recently. It went really well last year, so I’m tempted to make it fancier for this year. For the New Years, I’ll be in Vancouver to meet a friend.”

Lawrence Yu (2L, Osgoode Hall)

“I’ll be visiting my extended family in southern China for a week — I haven’t seen them since 2008. I’m also looking forward to good Chinese food and the weather as well. It’s not very Christmas-y there, but it’ll be nice to get out of the cold.”

Shuo Xing (2L, University of Toronto)

“I had a baby this fall, but since I’m still in school, I haven’t had a chance to spend long periods of time with her, so I’m looking forward to that. We’re going to have some family over from Montreal and other cities. It’ll be the first time that she meets some of our extended family and friends.”

Jesse Tepperman (3rd year student in the JD & MBA program at University of Windsor)

“I’m heading to Mexico with my family for 10 days to get some hot weather. After that, I’ll just relax with the family at home in Toronto. I feel like this semester in particular has been really crazy with the amount of work. It’ll be nice to just unwind and take a moment to myself.”

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