Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

NLJ: Law Schools Promote Student Wellness

NLJNational Law Journal (Law Schools: A Special Report):  Just Breathe: Law Schools Seek the Cure for Stressed Out Students:

Law school can drive you crazy. We're only half-joking: Research suggests that by the 3L year, 40% of law students show signs of depression. Fortunately, educators are responding with programs intended to promote student 'wellness.' In our latest report, we look at the trend and also preview three newly opened law schools, and prominent attorneys offer budding law students the benefit of their experience.

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Doesn't this just make the realities of associate life even harder to bear? May as well get diagnosed early and overcome the Zoloft side effects during a school break.

Posted by: Scipio | Sep 18, 2012 10:47:01 AM