Everyone knows that law school is about reading, writing, and thinking critically. You can find loads of advice on how to study. It may be more difficult, however, to ferret out advice on how to make law school a satisfying and productive experience that leaves you with a sense of accomplishment.
Students may find that at some points in their law school experience the amount of work is daunting. Students may also find that after the first semester – when law school was intriguing and challenging – they are now mostly feeling challenged, and there is no accompanying sense of having accomplished something worthwhile by meeting the challenge.
So, a few of us in the administration and on the faculty have put together this web page. It has links to information on the web that can be useful. Not all of it will be of interest or helpful to everyone. Pick what seems relevant or helpful to you. We welcome suggestions on resources to add to the site. Have you found something that inspired you, or that helped you keep your perspective or balance in law school? Send it along to Associate Dean Libby Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) so others can benefit from your knowledge and discoveries.
- Lewis & Clark Counseling Service
- Lewis & Clark Community Health Updates
- OAAP — Oregon Attorney Assistance Program
- Associate Dean Libby Davis and Assistant Dean J.B. Kim - both available for individual student conversations on a broad range of topics, including student wellness
- Antidote for Mindlessness — New Yorker article
- The Hidden Sources of Law School Stress - Lawrence Krieger
- A Deeper Understanding of Your Career Choices - Lawrence Krieger
- Information on Addiction: https://www.addictions.com/
- Lewis & Clark Athletics Facilities Schedule
- Lewis & Clark Intramural Sports
- Hikes Around Portland (Oregon Adventures; Oregon Hikers)
- Bike Trails Around Portland
- Exercise and Stress study at Princeton
- What Makes Us Happy? (10 talks)
- Kelly McGonigal: How to Make Stress Your Friend
- Martin Seligman: The New Era of Positive Psychology
- Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret to Better Work
- Daniel Kahneman: The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory
- Arianna Huffington: How to Succeed? Get More Sleep
- Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?
- Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle
- A Better You – Playlist
- Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
- Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability