Can You Truly Be Happy in Law School?
Can You Truly Be Happy in Law School? An Analysis of Law School Advice, 53 U. RICH. L. REV. ONLINE 63 (2019).
7 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2020
Date Written: July 10, 2019
There are many books available to help students navigate the more concrete aspects of law school, such as studying, exam strategies, how to brief a case, making law review, and on campus interviews. Kathryne M. Young, in her 2018 book, How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School, primarily focuses on the more intangible side. The 300-page book dedicates only forty-three pages to the topics of studying and exam strategies. Young’s format frees up space to cover the more amorphous aspects of law school. This review will analyze the book’s coverage of critiques of the law school structure, indoctrination attempts, and how to maintain a healthy perspective.
Keywords: Socratic method, Legal education, Law school pedagogy, Legal pedagogy, How to be sort of happy in law school
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