This issue of Student Lawyer is dedicated to the idea of wellness—the proper balance of mental, physical, and emotional health.
Depression, anxiety, and alcohol or drug-related impairment occur at much higher rates among lawyers and law students than in the general population, according to various studies over the past few decades. You might think the explanation is that people prone to stress and its effects are especially drawn to a career in the law. But that’s not what the research seems to show.
As deans of students with a long history of working on wellness initiatives, we’re here to share some advice on the resources and strategies available to you in this current era—and urge you to speak up and reach out. Here are 10 questions we hear often from worried students and the answers we provide.
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.
Parity between men and women in the legal profession is an aspiration. It’s not reality, at least not yet. I wish I’d have understood that in law school because hearing that there’s parity when there’s none can be maddening.
This issue of Student Lawyer is dedicated to the idea of wellness—the proper balance of mental, physical, and emotional health. It seems a particularly important topic for law students and future lawyers to consider since our profession leaves us famously unwell. Young associates at law firms report being dramatically overworked, and
Law schools attract a diverse group, but Christian Ketter stands out. Ketter is a 3L at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, a Chicagoland native and the son of a lawyer. He is also a professionally trained classical singer and pianist.
Here are five ways to use this necessary companion to Google-like searching and be more confident that you’ve scoured the research landscape.
The Law Student Division’s national leaders have been busy pursuing concrete issues that will improve the lives of law students today and in the future. They’ve been representing them at all levels, including before the ABA House of Delegates and Board of Governors.
News from law schools across the country including a legal incubator program, the business of recreational marijuana, Standing Rock Legal Connect, and a scholarship offer.