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Robson Let's Talk Day responses were honest but encouraging about facing the challenges of law school.

Students Reflect on Preparing for Law School

Let's Talk Day sparked conversations about law school challenges

For Bell Let’s Talk Day, law students of the Robson Mental Health Group invited their peers to consider the question, “Looking back now, what would you tell yourself prior to entering law school?”

The anonymous answers were posted on a white board in the Faculty’s main hallway, and sparked a lot of conversations, said Bethany Hutlet (3L), one of the organizers. “It was meant to be an honest discussion,” she said, “so I was pleased people were frank.”

Answers covered a range from positive to negative, and all were posted, including, “Don’t go to law school,” and “Go live in the mountains,” which was quite a hit, with students stopping by the board to read and sample snacks the student group provided nearby. Other answers offered positive encouragement and acknowledgement of the challenge that law school is including the following:

“You are not your marks.”

“It is tough, but you are prepared, and you will be fine.”

“Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone has different strengths.”

“It’s a warm and wonderful community; embrace it.”

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