The Importance Of Maintaining Routines During Quarantine
Everyday living as we know it has been changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing and staying at home have become the norm taking us away from that in which we thrive. In the context of law school, this means that law students must find ways to maintain their routines to avoid falling behind and jeopardizing their graduation as scheduled.
Any daily work or school routine has been seriously altered and disrupted by the pandemic. Many people are struggling to adapt and work or study remotely for the first time because of this unprecedented and unforeseen event. Unfortunately, there is no manual based on prior experiences available.
The California Desert Trial Academy (CDTA) has an established online learning platform tailored to meet the needs of students who benefit the most from distance learning. With this system in place, we are ready to meet the needs of our students during the coronavirus pandemic. While traditional law schools rush to implement changes and move from the classroom to an online platform necessitated by social distancing, the CDTA already has such a mechanism firmly in place.
CDTA students will not be necessarily missing much of what they normally do as CDTA students. Of course, they will be missing live class like law students everywhere, but they will already have experience and familiarity with an online learning platform that is multi-faceted, comprehensive, and easy to use. Thus, for most of the students at the CDTA, there will be little change from their normal routines.
And that’s the key to anything during the pandemic. Maintaining our normal routines to the greatest extent possible without interfering with and endangering the health and welfare of our fellow humans. For those who are stressed and whose routines are compromised by the pandemic, it is essential that they simplify and streamline their daily routines so they maintain some sense and semblance of normality and, more importantly, continue to learn.
First and foremost, don’t break what doesn’t need fixing. An entire routine doesn’t have to be altered. For a law student, it means reconciling how well they can use the time gained by the postponement of class or any school-related activity. As far as missing work as a result of the pandemic, if possible, this time may be utilized for additional study and final exam prep. It is also important to use some of this additional time to relieve the additional stress caused by the pandemic.
The California Desert Trial Academy (CDTA) is a 21st Century law school that moves students toward a successful legal career on the first day of class. We believe that practical experience in tandem with legal knowledge is the best road to a successful, rewarding, and prosperous legal career. The California Desert Trial Academy helps students assimilate to the practice of law better than most traditional law schools. We’re on the cutting edge of modern, progressive 21st Century legal education. The CDTA has implemented new, innovative ways of teaching students how to be attorney-advocates. Call us today at (760) 342-0900 or find out more online here.