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Back Off, Professor Kingsfield

Posted Jun 11, 2007 12:11 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A new study says the emotional distress of law students sometimes approaches that of psychiatric patients.

The Wall Street Journal’s law blog unearthed the study, which say law schools have a “corrosive effect” on students’ well-being, values and motivation.

Schools’ teaching methods “train students to ignore their own values and moral sense, undermine students’ sense of identity and self-confidence, and create cynicism,” the study says.


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