Few situations are more stressful than law school final exams, and 'tis the season. But frazzled test-takers at the
Seven therapy dogs and their human volunteers will visit the law school lobby from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 3, to de-stress students in the middle of their final exams. Organized by "University of Baltimore Law Review" Editor John Baber, the Stress-Free Zone was put together to help students take a deep breath and relax, which is something he says petting a dog provides.
"The simple loving gaze of a pet can make a semester's worth of strictly scrutinizing your outlines fall into perspective," says Baber, who had help on what he deems a two-hour mental health session from the Student Bar Association, Law Career Development Office, and Women's Bar Association. Show up, he says, pet a dog, feel calmer, and -- maybe -- ace that final.