I am a PhD candidate in Michigan State University’s Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education program in the College of Education. I am also an attorney in the state of Michigan. My dissertation research focuses on the lived experiences of law students with mental illness. The goal of the study is to determine how law students with mental illnesses were able to navigate successfully their law school experience. As part of my study, I am interviewing current 2L and 3L students, as well as recently-graduated attorneys, who have been diagnosed with a mental illness.
I am reaching out to law schools throughout the country to help me recruit people for the study. I would sincerely appreciate any help you might be able to provide.
Study participants must:
1) Be currently enrolled as a 2L or 3L or have graduated from law school within the last two years;
2) Be diagnosed with a mental illness; and,
3) Currently receiving treatment.
Participation in the study is confidential and participants will only be identified with a pseudonym. The process consists of three interviews of approximately 1 hour each. The study has been granted IRB approval from Michigan State University.
Persons wishing to participate in the study should contact me directly at email@example.com or via phone at 517-391-6594.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Michael J. McCue, JD
PhD Candidate, Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education
Michigan State University