You Are Not Alone: What Law Schools Must Do to Help Law Students With Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

10 HLRe: Off the Record 7 (2019)

11 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2020

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David Grenardo

St. Mary's University School of Law

Date Written: August 13, 2019

Abstract

Substance abuse and mental health issues remain pervasive in the legal profession and require a coordinated response to address those issues. This article discusses the crisis of mental health conditions and substance abuse afflicting law students and lawyers, and it provides practical, tangible solutions for law schools and law students to address the crisis. This article concludes that law schools must educate their law students to let them know they are not alone as many others are suffering as well, and these law students are not alone in their battle because law schools will support them vigorously.

Keywords: law school, law student well-being, lawyer health, mental health, substance abuse, law school education, legal pedagogy, solutions for law student well-being

Suggested Citation

Grenardo, David, You Are Not Alone: What Law Schools Must Do to Help Law Students With Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues (August 13, 2019). 10 HLRe: Off the Record 7 (2019) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3601313

David Grenardo (Contact Author)

St. Mary's University School of Law ( email )

1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228
United States

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