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by Vault Law Editors | April 05, 2011


Harvard Law isn’t all about gazing at ivy, rowing boats while reading your torts casebook or calculating ways in which you and your fellow law students will rule the legal world. That crimson bunch likes to laugh too. And what’s more humorous than polking fun at your biggest law school rival?

Last week, Yale Law offered a unique opportunity to destress: reserving time with a therapy dog named Monty. Students could hang out with the pup for thirty-minute sessions at Yale Law’s library. According to the law school, “It is well documented that visits from therapy dogs have resulted in increased happiness, calmness, and overall emotional well-being.”

Inspired by Yale Law’s new perk, Harvard Law has decided to offer some therapy of its own: Harry the Harvard Law School Library Therapy Liger. According to Calvin A. Tompkins, a research librarian at Harvard Law:

We were excited to hear about Yale’s wonderful program that allows students to rent a dog to relieve stress. We knew that Harvard had to get in on the action. But we thought that dogs were a bit passé, you know, twentieth century, so we thought that we should do something different. We decided to go big and exotic.

Well played, Harvard Law. I’m sure playing fetch with Monty is great stress relief, but nothing eases the nerves better than a good laugh.

Read more about Harvard Law’s Liger
Above the Law’s post on Yale’s therapy dog



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