Despite the ability to avoid the horrors of grading curves and having about as close to guaranteed employment at graduation as statistically possible, Yale Law students are apparently stressed out. In fact, so much so that administrators decided that they should have access to a therapy dog to help them relax. As part of a pilot plan, the students can check the dog out for 30 minutes sessions along with the latest supplemental reading from the library if they feel that a furry friend will help them to decompress. Notably, therapy dogs are also utilized in disaster areas and with veterans returning from combat.
It is well that canines have a reputation for exhibiting unconditional (even when unrequited) love, but Yalies shouldn't get too used to it; in this job environment it is highly unlikely that these future professors and Supreme Court clerks are going to get similarly fuzzy feelings from any of their peers outside the hallowed halls of New Haven.