Law students say they don't get mental health treatment for fear it will keep them from becoming lawyers. Some states are trying to change that

Law students say they don't get mental health treatment for fear it will keep them from becoming lawyers. Some states are trying to change that

Before classes had even begun, a judge stood in front of Justin’s law school class to tell them about the parts of their life that would be examined to determine if they were qualified to become lawyers. Along with questions about speeding tickets, academic history, and violations of law, he told them, prospective lawyers would need to open up about their mental health, including any diagnosed conditions.

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