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210.62 sec. 001 - How to Be Happy in Law School (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Kristen L. Holmquist  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


M 6:25 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From August 17, 2020
To November 23, 2020

Course Start: August 17, 2020
Course End: November 23, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 34326

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 11
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

Studies have found alarming rates of depression, anxiety, stress, dissatisfaction among law students and attorneys. But it doesn’t have to be that way! This course will explore what’s hard about law school and, more important, how to improve the experience. Guided by materials from sociology, psychology, and those who study legal pedagogy, we will talk about what law students can do to foster their own happiness, and how they can tackle law school on their own terms (avoiding - as much as possible - the “shoulds.)” Students will emerge from this class with the tools to get the most out of these critical, and potentially wonderful, three years in law school.

This class is among the special Fall 2020 1L elective seminars designed to give entering 1Ls an extra opportunity to form connections despite our remote form of interaction. In light of that goal, these classes will expect real-time attendance and may not be recorded. These classes will all be graded on a Credit/No Credit basis and total written work requirement will be no more than 8 double-spaced pages.

This course is only open to 1Ls.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: General Courses
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
First Year Courses
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Social Justice and Public Interest

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  • How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School
    Kathryne M. Young
    Publisher: Stanford University Press
    ISBN: 9781503605688
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $14.49
    Price Source: user provided

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