Embarking On A New Program, Eh? : Blog Of The Nation Yale Law School may be deemed progressive in more than one way now. The school unrolled plans to help students combat stress with thirty minute consultations in the library ... with a bull dog named Monty.
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Yale Law School has a new way to combat stress from school: 30 minute consultations with a bull dog. Hakan Caglav/iStockphoto hide caption

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Yale Law School has a new way to combat stress from school: 30 minute consultations with a bull dog.

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Ah, Yale. The bastion of progressive legal thinking. The law school recently announced a new plan to assist law students in their, er, research? Thirty minute sessions with a bull dog named Monty.

From The New York Times:

While the law school is saying little so far about its dog-lending program, it has distributed a memo to students with the basics: that Monty will be available at the circulation desk to stressed-out students for 30 minutes at a time beginning Monday, for a three-day trial run.

"It is well documented that visits from therapy dogs have resulted in increased happiness, calmness and overall emotional well-being," Blair Kauffman, the law librarian, wrote in an e-mail to students.

NPR budgeters, please note whether this increases scores on the Bar Exam. If so, I'll take a Bernese Mountain Dog.

And you think this would fly at a state-funded university? Read the full article here.