As schools and employers move to telecommuting in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, students and employees across the country are testing the limits of their mental focus. Work from home (WFH) policies are not new, but the situation we now find ourselves in is ­­– one in which multiple people may be WFHing in the same household for a number of weeks. Students are finding that remote learning comes with new challenges on top of the standard rigors of law school.

Before the Bar’s recent article outlines several focus-maintaining tips to help law students make the most of their time in isolation, and most of the insights are applicable regardless of the current global pandemic. One thing that we at the CDO would like to add is to maintain perspective and know that “this too shall pass.” We are all in this together.

So be sure to take a few minutes out of your day to read Before the Bar’s article above, stay inside, stay focused, and stay healthy. If you have any career-related questions or concerns during this time, the McGeorge CDO remains available via email at