Friday, December 8, 2017
Law.com, Students From Elite Law Schools Vow to Combat Mental Health Suffering on Campuses:
The student leaders from 13 of the nation’s top law schools have pledged to broaden mental health initiatives on their campuses and to fight the stigma of seeking treatment.
The pledge comes at a time that law schools nationwide have launched initiatives to address students’ mental health struggles, in the wake of several eye-popping studies showing the levels of anxiety, depression and substance abuse among both law students and practicing lawyers are far surpassing the general population. Read the pledge here.
“Students left behind are not failures of personal strength. They are testaments to our collective failure to uplift one another and raise the standards of our trade,” states the letter signed by student government presidents from 13 of the so-called T-14 law schools. Those signing the letter come from Yale Law School, Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, Columbia Law School, New York University School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the University of Michigan Law School, Duke University School of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Cornell Law School and the University of Texas School of Law.