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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, August 14, 2015

Mental Health Questions on Bar Applications

The ABA (finally) adopted a resolution that encourages state bar licensing entities to eliminate questions about mental health on bar applications. Many of us have advocated for such elimination for years due to the potential damaging effects that these types of questions may have on law students. The stigma that these questions produce may discourage law students from seeking much needed mental health treatment or therapy while they are in law school. By eliminating these questions, law students do not need to fear the character and fitness/bar application process if they do decide to seek mental health treatment.

(LBY)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/2015/08/the-aba-finally-adopted-a-resolutionthat-encourages-state-bar-licensing-entities-to-eliminate-questions-about-mental-health.html

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