Law School Self Care

Binge worthy TV shows that are not about the law

April 22, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] This post started out as a list of great books to binge instead of studying for exams, but then I remembered that we are all exhausted law students who probably need a break from all the reading. I am so glad to live in this golden age […]

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How regular meditation can improve your lifestyle

April 3, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I am a naturally skeptical yet curious person, and I am doubly skeptical when people tout anything as the key to an improved lifestyle or mental wellness. This is how I felt about meditation until I found myself in law school, overcome with stress and anxiety, and […]

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Maintaining your law school community from afar

March 31, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Wow… so now we are all online, some of you were required to leave campus dorms, many law school buildings are locked, and while others can remain open, for the most part, we are scattered across different time zones and even the world. I think […]

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Ideas for passing time while self-isolating

March 25, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] The world seems to be falling to pieces around us: our campuses are shut, classes are online, we’re being told to self-isolate and quarantine where possible, and to practice social distancing when engaging with the public. Now, as a law student, there have been times […]

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Keeping the “social” in social distancing

March 24, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] As you are likely settling into online classes, you may be wondering how to manage your new work-from-home life. In addition to figuring out how to succeed in online courses, it’s important to make sure you are protecting yourself from isolation and loneliness as well. There is […]

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Favorite pro-student apps when social distancing

March 16, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I love it when companies are pro-student, especially during this time. Like Notion giving free access to students with a .edu email, and Headspace offering their entire library for $9.99 a year! Here are my favorite pro-student apps that are helping me get through the Spring Semester […]

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Ten tips for a truly self-care spring break experience

March 10, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 2L at the University of Arizona ] Spring break has finally arrived, and while most of my law school friends are going off on fun adventures, I decided that I needed to stay home, as I knew I could benefit from 100% downtime. This semester has been a new challenge. Not only […]

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Knowing you belong: Thriving in law school with a disability

March 9, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] Disability is complicated. Even the term is rife with implication, and in an environment that is driven by competition like law school is, the already complicated aspects of living with a disability have the potential to morph into shame and create or exacerbate toxic fear. For the […]

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The law student Enneagram personality test

March 2, 2020

[ Mara Masters, 1L at Emory Law ] I love personality typing systems. Of course, none of them are completely accurate or wholly encapsulating, but I find them so fascinating as mechanisms for understanding myself and other people. The Enneagram is a personality typing system based on nine central fears/desires. Each type has a wing […]

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Engagements and law school: Do they mix?

February 25, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 3L at the University of Pennsylvania ] My law school best friend just got engaged (woohoo) and it got me thinking about what it must be like to be engaged as a law student – seems like it would be stressful, no? Thankfully for us, engagements seem to have been a popular […]

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