The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Young’s Book on Law School among ‘Distinguished Dozen’ of 2018

Kathryne Young | UMass Sociology

“How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School” by Kathryne Young, assistant professor of sociology, has been named one of the Distinguished Dozen Legal Books of 2018 by Above the Law, a news website about law, law schools and the legal profession.

A sociologist and a legal scholar, Young surveyed more than 1,100 current students and 250 alumni of more than 100 schools, conducting in-depth interviews of current students, faculty, law grads and people who chose to drop out of law school, and visited 17 schools from different tiers, size and geographical locations. The data Young collected formed the backbone of “How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School,” in which she gives practical tips for keeping a mental balance, choosing the courses and activities to pursue, managing the practical aspects of your household and budget, forming relationships with mentors and peers and deciding when it may be time to leave law school altogether.

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November 19, 2018