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Law Student Care Packages: A Mid Semester Push

“No man is an island.”

These words were written by John Donne, and English writer and lawyer who lived about 500 years ago. For people who love and care about law school students, the quote is as important to remember today as it was when it was originally written.

It’s no secret that law school students are under immense pressure. The amount of reading that’s required would make a librarian cringe. Learning an entirely new thought process can be confusing and frustrating. Professors aren’t exactly the most kind or compassionate of teachers. And even classmates in the same boat secretly want to beat you–in class, on tests and in the job market.

It’s no wonder many law school students feel like they are islands–especially in the middle of the semester, when they’re too far from the starting line to turn back and too close to the finish line to quit.

Which is exactly why right now might be the perfect time to send the law school student in your life a care package.

Care packages have been comforting people in difficult and unfamiliar circumstances for as long as people have been in difficult and unfamiliar circumstances. They let people know that someone cares about them, that they are not alone.

Not sure what an aspiring lawyer might appreciate receiving? Here’s a list to get you started:

Coffee
It’s been called the lifeblood of every successful law school student. It helps them wake up in the morning and stay up late into the evening so they can study. You can never go wrong sending high-quality coffee.

Vitamins
You’d be surprised how many law school students don’t have time to eat right. Sending vitamins makes it easy for them to give their bodies (and minds) what they need. It also makes it less likely they’ll get sick.

Cold and flu medicine
Getting sick is a drag, but it happens. When it happens to a law school student, it can cost them precious time if they’re not feeling well enough to make it to class or study. So send some medicine, they’ll appreciate it.

Photos
Photos of friends and family can remind law school students that they have lives outside of the classroom.

Notes of encouragement
A simple, handwritten note can lift a student’s spirits and let them know that they are truly not alone.

 

About the Author

Sumita Dalal is the Founder and CEO of FindMyLawTutor, the largest and most trusted website and online portal that connect law students with law tutors for success in law school. Whether preparing for the LSAT, are currently a law student or are studying for the bar exam, FindMyLawTutor makes finding a law tutor fast and easy.

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