WBI Weekly Digest
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We would like to wish all law students good luck on finals. To the 3Ls just ready to get to May, to the 2Ls who came into law school under unprecedented circumstances, and to the 1Ls who are still trying to adjust to this thing we call law school, WBI knows that you have put in so much work and it will pay off! As the last newsletter of the semester, I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes.
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. '” - Muhammad Ali. It takes motivation and strength to get where we need to get. Focus on that end goal and you will accomplish it.
“I promise you, there is something worse out there than being sad. And that is being alone and being sad. Ain’t no one in this room alone.” – Ted Lasso. We are all feeling overwhelmed and not all of us are going to get the score we want. Know that you aren’t the only person feeling this way, and it's ok to feel sad, but you are never alone while you are here.
“Every Single Day, in Every Walk of Life, Ordinary People do Extraordinary Things.” - Jim Valvano. We are all just normal people, but everyday, any one of us can do something extraordinary. Make exam day that day.
WBI has compiled a comprehensive outline bank to support your finals preparation. We write today with an exciting update: the Journal of International Law and Minnesota Law Review have agreed to add outlines to our collection! Many of these outlines are from recent years. We are proud to continue building the community culture upon which Minnesota Law prides itself. You can access the outline bank here, which we will update if we receive additional outlines. At this point, each journal has contributed to our outline bank – thank you for collaborating with us!
Additionally, the WBI Academic Well-Being Committee would like to share its preliminary report on student mental health. This report was created based on data received through our recent well-being survey. You can read the report here, which includes the following three asks of UMN law faculty:
Immediately release recordings of class sessions for student access.
Record all classes beginning in Spring 2022 and release recordings throughout the semester.
Allow and encourage students to opt-out of cold calls beginning in Spring 2022.
These asks were based upon data collected through the WBI survey, which demonstrated that law student mental health has continued to decline since Spring 2021. Earlier this afternoon, WBI sent this report to the law school faculty. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KXIvx6YsolfULl3mBt8tp1F-BmgxwJF9MqxWMfQhOBQ/edit?usp=sharing
I would like to thank all the WBI members that contributed to the locker post-it note project. Even though they were cleaned up quickly, I know it was appreciated by many.
Any questions, concerns, or topics that you’d like some advice on, feel free to submit them here! You’ll get real advice, and maybe some memes for your situation.
WBI has created a Resources Page on our website where law students can always go to find support.
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