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Law Student Well-Being:  It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint


Going to law school and running a marathon have many parallel lessons and experiences.   At times, both can be challenging, stressful, exhausting, lonely, and humbling.  But they can also be inspiring, empowering, and exhilarating.  Whatever marathon you are running (literally or figuratively), don’t just focus on the finish line.  While you will encounter many obstacles, the gift is the journey and the lessons you learn along the way.  This blog aims to help you navigate your journey to cope with stress, enhance focus, develop healthy habits, and increase community to foster your overall wellbeing.  The blog includes a lesson for each mile of a marathon–26.2, focusing on your mind, body, and spirit.  Embrace the journey!

Kathleen Elliott Vinson
Professor of Legal Writing and Director of Legal Writing,
Research, and Written Advocacy

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Choose You

Sometimes you have to put yourself first. Other days you may be at the bottom of the list. We often put everyone above ourselves–your kids, your husband/wife/partner, your job, your school, your client, etc. Although it may seem counterintuitive, choosing yourself...

Change it up

Change can be scary. The only constant is change yet we often resist it; but remember, if something doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. Are you standing still? Are you in the same place (physically, emotionally, professionally, etc.) as you were a year ago?...

Be Flexible

Being flexible can set your free. Practice being flexible in everyday life and it will help you on your journey. We can’t control everything so don’t waste energy trying to. When training for a marathon you need to follow a training schedule; however, you also need to...

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