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Suffering in Silence: The Survey of Law Student Well-Being and the Reluctance of Law Students to See

This article reports the results of the Survey of Law Student Well-Being implemented in 2014 at fifteen US law schools. It explores the student’s use of alcohols and drugs, mental health concern as well their help-seeking attitudes. The result shows that roughly 1/3 of respondents had alcohol and drug issues, and/or mental health challenges. Yet, a significant majority of them are reluctant to seek help. The article concludes with a discussion on how law school and legal profession can improve student wellbeing so that the students’ future in the legal field are better positioned.



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