In Focus: The Mental Health of Law Students

The National Law Journal


In our report about mental health on law campuses, we examine why law school exacerbates problems with depression, anxiety and substance abuse — and what administrators and fellow students can do to help.

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  • . dr g balakrishnan

    depression causes might be divergent. some study loans, some family problems, some divorces, some single parent situations, etc besides cases issues, tensions, certainly needs counselling, by professors, truly speaking law profession is always not desirable at the very young age; it is desirable for life experienced persons as it used to be in Britain then in 17th and 18th and 19th centuries; when experienced men and women entered the profession and contributed to legal development, as Britain was handling affairs of 3/4th of the then world administration of divergent societies; though we enabled the youth to enter the profession, thinking clerkship with judges might help them better perceive things in right perspectives that paradigm did not completely help the growth of mature appreciation of legal systems people and society could accommodate; that way in the 18th century we in the USA had to face civil wars that took toll of many lives; indeed lives were lost due to differences besides climates took another toll too then is it not; we need to ensure how we would tailor legal education ahead and how could save the participants health in legal education is my considered thought, education needs to draw knowledge out of real time society.

  • Anonymous

    It only gets worse after graduation. Good luck to them all!

  • C. Darrow

    Considering the well-reported shrinking of the legal labor market, anyone entering law school today and taking on the massive debt required to do so without a gun being held to her/his head is by definition insane.

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