Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today we’re talking about grit – that quality that lets you get back up and carry on after you’ve been knocked down. And, every law student is probably going to get knocked down a time or two!
In this episode we discuss:
- Why is grit important in law school?
- The harsh realities of law school
- Why just being “smart” isn’t enough any longer
- Situations where you will need grit in law school
- How will you handle the bumps in the road when they come? Do you have a plan?
- Alison and Lee share stories of needing grit in law school
- How mindfulness can be helpful in tough situations
- Whether grit can be cultivated
- Activities that can help build your “grit”
- The five characteristics of grit
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- Angela Lee Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance – TED Talk
- The Places that Scare You (Pema Chodron on tonglen practice)
- Parenting in Law School: Surviving Your 1L Year
- Avoiding Disasters in Law School podcast
- Maintaining Authenticity in the Legal Profession
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