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Law Student Wellness Twitter Chat

Live Twitter Chat on Law Student Wellness | March 28, 2018 | 1-2pm ET (10-11am)

Students face myriad issues and stressors as they transition both into law school and ultimately from law school into the profession. Some students will seek assistance when issues and pressures mount, while others will attempt to go it alone. In recognition of Mental Health Day, on March 28, 2018, the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and Law Student Division will be hosting a live Twitter Chat on law student wellness. This national Twitter Chat aims to encourage students to seek help when they need it, by addressing questions around stigma, bar application character and fitness, and anything else on the minds of students and those who care about them. From 1:00 to 2:00pm Eastern time, @ABACoLAP and @ABAlsd will be discussing the topic over Twitter with special guests:

Mistie Bauscher, Former *Conditional Admittee (@bauschlawyer)
Mistie Bauscher, a Caldwell native, is a criminal trial attorney and a partner in the Briggs & Bauscher law firm. She graduated magna cum laude from Gonzaga University in 2004. Ms. Bauscher obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Idaho in 2010, finishing among the top 25 percent of her class. She is a member of the Idaho Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Brian Cuban, author of The Addicted Lawyer (@bcuban)
Brian Cuban is a Dallas based attorney, author and addiction recovery advocate. He is graduate of Penn State University and The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Brian has been in long term recovery from alcohol, cocaine and bulimia since April of 2007. Brian's most recent, best-selling book, The Addicted Lawyer, Tales of The Bar, Booze, Blow, & Redemption, is an un-flinching look back at how addiction and other mental health issues destroyed his career as a once successful lawyer and how he and others in the profession redefined their lives in recovery and found redemption.

Amanda Lee, Harvard Law School, Student Government President (@HLS_StudentGov)
Amanda Lee grew up in Long Island, NY and graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Prior to law school, she taught English in Thailand on a Fulbright scholarship and worked at a non-profit in Arizona to improve access to safety net programs like SNAP. At Harvard Law School, Amanda is the President of Student Government and previously served as the Vice President of the Women's Law Association, an Articles Editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and a representative at the Tenant Advocacy Project. Next year, she will join Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz as an associate.

All are encouraged to follow along by tracking tweets with #LawStudentWellness and to participate with questions and comments by using #LawStudentWellness in your tweets.

TIP: At the time of the Chat, search #LawStudentWellness then click "Latest" to track the conversation.

*Conditional bar admission may be available when conduct that would otherwise render an applicant unfit is caused by substance use/mental health

Additional information may be found here