Earlier this year, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly volunteered for the first time as a judge for regional, semifinal, and final rounds of the High School Mock Trial Tournament. The experience is something he will gladly repeat – and he encourages other lawyers and judges to join him in 2018. "It is a well-rewarded investment in time," he said.
The message of the U.W. law students is: put health and wellness first, and the rest will follow. And they want the students to know that they are not the only ones dealing with ongoing stress and occasional panic. They are helping their classmates to stay mentally fit to cope with the stresses of law school – and life.
Most federal and state lawmakers agree that U.S. schools need to better serve all students, especially ones from disadvantaged backgrounds, but controversy continues over how to meet that goal. Learn what the federal Department of Education and Wisconsin’s elected officials are doing to reform K-12 public schools.
Bullying in school is particularly hard to combat, because children generally do not have the option of avoiding the problem by changing locations. Read how schools, parents, and communities are fighting back against bullying.