Fitness to Practice: Law Students, Mental Health, and the Moral Character & Fitness Examination

According to a recent article published by Margaret Hannon, many law students delay or avoid getting mental health treatment out of fear that they’ll have to disclose their diagnosis, treatment, or counseling to the bar examiner; and that doing so could mean that that their fitness to practice will be denied. Recently, Megan sat down[…]

Avoiding Mental Illness Treatment Out of Fear of the Moral Character Application with Margaret Hannon and Katherine Silver Kelly [LGE 025]

Many law students fear seeking the necessary attention and help for their mental health issues because they know they’re likely to have to report it on their moral character application. Even though few applicants are denied admission based on mental health treatment or diagnoses, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding seeking help. So[…]