Nov 2013

Overheard at the law library… 

Law Student 1: You’re probably tired because you haven’t had enough sleep.

Law Student 2: I’m tired because I haven’t had enough Red Bull.

Products like Red Bull, V and Mother appeal to exhausted law students because they offer a way of getting through that all-nighter or exam. But what are you doing to your body?

Oct 2013

When you’re busy studying for exams, it’s easy to neglect your sleep needs, but staying up late to listen to lecture podcasts only makes it harder to concentrate on studying the next day, and a less productive study session leads to you sleeping later again the next night. It can be a vicious cycle, so here are some tips to help you get a good night’s sleep…

Aug 2013

Whether you’re struggling with the stresses of law school, suffering from depression or dealing with the vicissitudes of life, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. If you’re finding it difficult to cope, you should consider speaking a professional.

Most universities offer free counselling services to students and staff, and you may be surprised to learn that they’re often quite busy. Counselling conjures up images of a couch and endless questions like, “how did that make you feel?”, but it’s important to know what you’re in for.

Aug 2013

Those long days spent studying in the library may help your grades, but did you know that being cooped up inside, trapped at your desk could actually be doing you harm? By not getting out in the sunshine, you may be missing out on Vitamin D, which is essential to good bone health.

I was recently diagnosed as being Vitamin D deficient. No big surprise there, considering those long study days that come part and parcel with being a law student.


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