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Resources for Law Students

Law school is a challenging time. Not only are you learning to “think like a lawyer”, you are immersed daily in a law school culture that aims, at least in part, to help mould you into “being a lawyer.” This would all be good if your only concern is thinking like a lawyer and fitting in with law students and lawyers, and if law had a healthy culture.

There are many legal workplaces with exemplary characteristics. Unfortunately, lawyers face mental health challenges and struggle to be happy. Law students mirror this.

Arm yourself with this knowledge, and thoughtfully plan how to take care of your mental health.

Research

Does Legal Education have Undermining Effects on Law Students? Evaluating Changes in Motivation, Values, and Well-Being.

Suffering in Silence: The Survey of Law Student Well-Being and the Reluctance of Law Students to Seek Help for Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns.  

Depression and Anxiety in Law Students: Are We Part of the Problem and Can We Be Part of the Solution? 

Coming Out in the Classroom: Law Professors, Law Students and Depression 

Articles

Ask Not What Your Profession Can Do For You, Ask What You Can Do For Your Profession 

Of Lawyers, Law Schools, and the Keeping of the Gates 

Is Law School Making Your Sick?

The Full Weight of Law School: Stress on Law Students is Different 

Law School Materials for Success

How to Deal with Law School Stress in Healthy Ways

Depression and Anxiety in Law Students: Are We Part of the Problem and Can We Be Part of the Solution? 

Best Technology for Law Students. Kerriann Stout

You’re in Recovery and Starting Law School – Now What?

On Being a Happy, Healthy, and Ethical Member of an Unhappy, Unhealthy, and Unethical Profession 

Law School And Stress (Why It’s So Hard and What To Do About It)