I’m sure that during law school orientation the professors discussed depression among law students. It goes without saying that law school is a stressful place, which quite frankly some people can’t handle. (I had someone drop out of my 1L class after a week because she shorted herself out.)
Stress and Depression often go hand-in-hand, one leading to the other in a vicious cycle. Below are a list of some things that you can do to combat stress and depression.
First of all, it’s important to recognize what factors in your life you control and those you don’t. If it’s out of your hands, quit worrying about it.
1) You Don’t Control Your Grades – a great article by The Girls Guide to Law School and an excellent example of what you ultimately can not control. So stop worrying about grades and ranking and just focus on your schoolwork.
2) You Don’t Control Whether You Get Hired – Until you are the interviewer, you have no control about whether you get hired and no one ever got hired because they worried themselves into it. In fact, the people who are calm and confident usually get the job. So be calm and be confident.