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It's unlikely to surprise most law students, but being a lawyer is stressful and rather taxing on a person's mental health.

If it's not the actual case work, it's the case load, or unrealistic expectations of partners, bosses, clients, or even judges. And if you have a family or social life, well, don't expect any of that to make the stress of being a lawyer any easier. Fortunately for the law students at Penn Law, the school will begin teaching law students about how to develop good mental health habits for when the lawyer-stress eventually creeps up on them.

LSAT Goes Digital on Surface Tablet in 2019

Don't even think about Microsoft v. Apple if you are thinking about taking the Law School Admission Test.

In the clash of these titans, Microsoft won. The Surface Pro -- not the iPad -- is now the unofficial sponsor of the LSAT.

The Law School Admission Council, which administers the LSAT, will offer the test on their Surface Pro platform beginning July 2019. Don't worry, you can still use your own tablet for studying.

For many law students, and lawyers, their bedroom might be the only place in their homes where they can find the peace and quiet needed to study or work from home.

Unfortunately, as anyone who has ever tried to study in bed can attest to, studying in bed is a great way to start an unplanned, and incredibly disruptive (though usually amazing) nap. Additionally, by regularly using your bed, or even your bedroom, as your studying or working location, you might be impacting your normal sleep.

So what's a student or work-from-home lawyer to do?

Tips for Deciding What Classes to Take in Law School

Deciding what classes to take in law school is a little like choosing from a restaurant menu.

It depends on what you're looking for: health foods, bargain items, or pure indulgence? We've all done one or the other, and you can do this, too.

Here are a few tips to help you get a balanced meal. The last thing you want to do is leave law school feeling empty.

No one ever said law school was going to be easy. However, when people tell you that law school grades are random and arbitrary, well that's just ridiculous.

Sure, there may be a couple random circumstances that arise, like whether you wake up sick, or your bus breaks down on the way to the exam, or some jerk passes some nasty gas right next to you during the exam, but that doesn't mean your law school grades are random or arbitrary. And while law school exams might not be wholly indicative of a student's future ability to be a good lawyer, they certainly measure how well a student understands the material, which is likely to be indicative of whether the student will pass their bar exam and become a lawyer at all.

When studying for law school exams, or even the bar exam, perhaps the best resource for law students and future lawyers are practice questions.

However, simply running through as many as possible isn't enough. After all, it's highly unlikely you'll see any of the same questions anyway, and there's more to preparation than just practice.

Below you can get a little advice on how to get the most out of law school and bar exam practice questions.

Red Flag Warnings at Lower-Ranked Law Schools

In case you need a primer on signal flags, there's a big difference between red and white flags.

In battle, soldiers wave a white flag to signal surrender. They fly a red flag to warn the public of live fire exercises. People generally know a red flag means something is wrong, but they don't realize it could be deadly.

That's why it's important to know what's going on with some law schools. First, a little history about their distress signals.

Key Lawmakers Want State Bar to Re-Evaluate the California Bar Exam -- Again

After another awful California bar exam, things could get worse -- again.

Test-takers in July turned in the lowest scores in 67 years, the pass rate falling for the fifth year in a row below the half-way mark. The overall pass rate was 40.7 percent, down almost 9 percent from last year.

Now lawmakers are calling for another evaluation of the bar exam, but we saw this movie already. It didn't end well.

Being a law student may come with quite a bit of added stress, but that didn't stop one brave legal scholar from jumping into action during the recent shooting at a hot yoga studio in Florida.

And while he risked his life and did get pistol whipped, he also saved several people's lives. Joshua Quick was at the hot yoga studio and took cover when gun fire erupted. When he heard a break in the gun fire, he saw a vacuum cleaner, grabbed it and hit the gunman over the head with it. Then he grabbed a broom and continued fighting off the gunman while others escaped. In recognition of his heroic act and bravery, not only was he awarded the "key to the city" in super-hero fashion by the mayor, his law school's university president and university board decided to put up their own personal funds to pay for the rest of Quick's law school.

Is It Time for Law Students to Go Low Tech?

Ever notice that your handwriting worsened as you converted to typing?

Or did you forget the phone numbers of your family and friends because you relied on your smartphone for them? That, in a sentence or two, is one of the problems with technology.

According to new research, it's also a problem in legal education. Students are not learning analytical thinking because they have become dependent on technology to do it for them.