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Friday, December 8, 2017

Students From Elite Law Schools Vow to Combat Mental Health Suffering On Campuses

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.

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Comments

Sounds like the best law students aren't listening to that guy's completely unfounded, neo-Murray-esque claim that all law school depression is *because genetics.*

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Dec 8, 2017 1:06:37 PM

Do you ever get tired of being legal education's greatest cynic, UNE? Go outside, take a walk, take lessons in something new, read a book. It must be rotten to sit around pointing out how stupid/terrible/corrupt/incompetent everyone else is all day.

Posted by: Anon | Dec 9, 2017 3:24:00 PM

No, actually, I never tire of it. But I do have myriad other hobbies & interests that, for the purposes of anonymity and relevance, I do not discuss here. And I tend to read 100-150 books per year.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Dec 13, 2017 7:42:47 AM