What Happens When Law Students Unplug?

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

Summer 2015


My colleague at Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU Law), Professor Michele Benedetto Neitz, asked our law students to do something radical: limit Internet use, including social media and personal email, to only three times per day. Students signing up for the “Disconnect 2015” challenge were advised to check the Internet once in the morning, once around lunchtime, and once later in the afternoon. For most of our students, this represents a dramatic departure from their usual habits of checking the Internet hourly


Published by the San Francisco Bar Association in San Francisco Attorney, pp. 42-44 (Summer 2015).