Saturday, September 7, 2013

Staying happy in law school

Just in time for this fall’s new law students, the National Jurist has published ten suggestions for staying happy while in law school. Memphis Professor Andrew McClurg offers this advice: “The key is spending time with other people and not talking about law school.” Nevada’s Nancy Rapoport’s suggestion is to “Get over yourself. If you’re in law school, you’re likely pretty smart. You signed on to work hard as part of the law school experience. Don’t whine.” For all ten suggestions, see 10 Ways to Stay Happy While in Law School in the September 2013 National Jurist.

Another article in the same issue may boost law students' happiness. It predicts that smaller law school classes and pending attorney retirements may cause a shortage of lawyers by 2016, enhancing new graduates' employment prospects.


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