There was a time when all students in law school had to do was get through the ordeal. Once that was done they could move on to a promising future of intellectually stimulating work, above-average compensation (although it wasn't on the level of investment banking), and the status which comes with being associated with a brandname government agency or law firm.
Now, with the future uncertain, students are being forced to deal with life on life's terms. That means the reality of uncertainty, severe setbacks, and even the need to retrofit training and skills for another line of work. And that could be the silver lining in attending law school right now.
THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL has a special edition which discusses coping strategies for students. Those include mindfulness practices and developing strategies for shortcuts in studying. If students explore them and find out what are a fit they could be way ahead of the game. Entering the current Darwinian work world without the ability to be self-protective will likely doom one to not only emotional problems like depression but also a circumscribed career path. Doing the work is not enough. Maybe it never was. What's demanded to succeed is a player who understands what's going on and what to do and not do, say and not say, stay or not stay and find something more sensible.