Schools don’t want their students to fail, so they’re a little jumpy about their students’ exam stress — especially if those students might drop out and take their precious tuition money with them. So law schools are open to most anything that could help their students excel, or at least tread water until the checks clear. To that end, schools have concocted a whole mess of activities to “de-stress” all the nervous pupils cramming for Contracts.
And most of these new initiatives are all kinds of lame coddling, ranging from contrived games to puppies, because law schools are pathologically incapable of being cool.
When I was a law student, the very first day the Dean told us: "Look to your left, look to your right, because one of you won't be here by the end of the year."
And when it was time for finals, I walked 10 miles in the snow uphill (both ways) to take my exams, with no stupid puppies.