A friend, who is law school, sent this to me. Below is an excerpt taken from a link to a paper published by Ruth A. McKinney, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Writing and Learning Resources Center at the Universtiy of North Carolina Law School, posted on the American Bar Association website:
“Law student stress and depression are problems that have become national in scope. While students enter law school suffering from clinical stress and depression at a rate that mirrors the national average, this number skyrockets during the first year of law school. Studies have shown that law students suffer from clinical stress and depression at a rate that is three to four times higher than the national average.
These same studies indicate that student stress rises steadily through the third year of law school and then improves only moderately after graduation. At this point, law students show signs of stress that is twice the national average. Unfortunately, this sad story continues after law school. Lawyers are more likely to suffer from clinical depression, marital difficulties, and substance abuse than are any other professionals.”Isn’t that sad? Is it the law, or is it the people that it attracts (or that subscribe) that causes this?