Law Schools Help Students Deal With Stress of Finals: 'Puppies With the Dean,' Midnight Breakfast'

TaxProf Blog - As Texas law schools enter another final exam season in December, they know that students are stressed, and they’re trying to help. On the lighter side, they distract students with fun events—puppies on campus—or relax them with neck massages. On a serious note, schools present students with information about appropriate and inappropriate ways to cope with stress, and they provide free counseling services.

Baylor hosts "Midnight Breakfast" events just before exam periods, and Texas Tech has a breakfast-for-dinner night when professors serve pancakes to their students. The events are a moment of levity during a stressful period that builds a sense of community.

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