Dog soothes stressed law students

December 21, 2011
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I came across an article over the weekend about the use of a therapy dog at the University of Arizona law school during finals. Ella the dog and her handler visited the school for a couple weeks and nearly 150 students stopped by to pet the dog, according to the article on Today.com. Ella’s handler, Diane Alexander, said the students loved it because they were able to break away from staring at a book or computer and hug the dog for a little bit, which makes them feel happy.

Law students – would you like a therapy dog to come and give you a temporary break from the stress of studying during exams? What ways do you cope with the stress of finals?
 

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  • Come On...
    If law students can't cope with the stress of law school finals without the help of a "therapy dog," it doesn't bode well that they will be able to deal with the stress of being a lawyer.

    If you need a doggy, go get your MSW.

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