A Rite of Passage or a Form of Torture? Students have been terrified of and traumatized by cold calling ever since Harvard Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell invented the case method more than a century ago. The Socratic method is the ultimate form of
Law students begin to carry the weight of the profession on the very first day and will continue carrying it throughout their careers.
Have you ever had an instance where you texted your significant other on an early afternoon asking what he or she wanted to eat for dinner? And then, crickets. Let’s call your significant other “Jamie.” You think to yourself, “This is odd. I am totally not a control
Between 2014 and 2017, the number of US consumers identifying as vegan grew by six-fold. Over the past year, sales of plant-based alternatives to animal-based foods grew 17%,
With all the stresses of law school, your physical wellbeing might not get much attention. Here are some tips for taking care of your body while you’re in the thick of the law school grind: Start small to form a habit Ashley
Get comfy, pull up a pillow fort, and join us on Tuesday, April 30, for "Building Better Sleep Habits," a webinar on taking your rest style to a more effective level. The host who will help you enjoy unencumbered slumbers will be Dr. June J.
My fellow law students — congratulations on making it to your semester break. Whether it's your Spring Break or Thanksgiving Break, whether you’re a first-year wondering how you’re still surviving or a third-year realizing that you’re just under five months away from taking the bar exam (sorry to
I’d always been a voracious reader, plowing through volumes of both literature and non-fiction—even during the three intensive years I spent in law school—so I felt I was well on my way to achieving the second prong of the Cervantes quote. Being a person who walks far was a different story.
We lawyers can be externally focused, constantly worrying and thinking about our clients and their cases and neglecting our own well-being. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to care for your well-being thanks to apps and other online programs. So the next time you catch yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, give one of these apps a try instead.
Ah, Spring. The time of year when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the impending doom of finals is right around the corner. Luckily, for the students of the St. Mary’s University School of Law, the Student Bar Association (SBA) and the Health and Wellness Association (HAWA)
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., penned the phrase “Stop Look and Listen” as a life saving instruction for the driver and passengers of a car approaching a railroad track. Holmes’ memorable phrase is sage advice across a range of circumstances and matters of consequence. It is an important
I am a really big fan of Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde." The movie is pretty epic, and I have a soft spot in my heart for Elle, even though I am a brunette. She is pretty much the 2000s version of Cher from "Clueless." One of the scenes in the movie that always come to mind is the scene where the professor asks the class who said "the law is reason free from passion."
Getting through law school is tough. You’ve got late nights, high-stress classes, competition among your peers, the looming law school curve, and that nagging fear that maybe you won’t find a job when this is all over. And let’s face it, the stress doesn’t end after graduation. I’m still dealing with it to this day! That’s why now is pretty much the perfect time to figure out what stress relievers work best for you.
As we make our voyage into 2016, it is a great time to consider not only where we hope to go, but importantly, where we have come from over the last 12 months. Reflection and introspection is welcome at any time, but for those of us whose days are filled with
While the age of technology has amplified productivity, it has endangered tranquility. As attorneys one of our most vital tasks is to listen. We need to understand our clients’ needs, opposing counsels’ arguments, and judges’ instructions. In many respects, the digital age has enabled us to communicate more effectively, however,