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Engaging law students to promote psychological health

Duffy, James, Field, Rachael M., & Shirley, Melinda J. (2011) Engaging law students to promote psychological health. Alternative Law Journal, 36(4), pp. 250-254.

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Abstract

Recent empirical evidence suggests that concern for the psychological health of law students is well justified. Traditionally, the legal curriculum has focused on the provision of substantive legal doctrinal knowledge. This approach has not always engaged students positively with their learning of law. This article considers some strategies that can be adopted by Law Faculties to better engage students with their legal education in order to promote their psychological health. These strategies are: ensuring that active learning occurs in lectures, demonstrating concern for students and their learning and skillful management of student expectations and the learning environment. Further, some self-help strategies that students can adopt for themselves are discussed. Combined, these strategies will enable students to engage more positively with their legal education.

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ID Code: 48012
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Depression, Mental Health, Law Student, Psychological Health, Resilience, Student Engagement, Self-help
ISSN: 1037-969X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: copyright 2011 Legal Service Bulletin Co-operative Ltd
Deposited On: 12 Jan 2012 09:44
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2012 21:37

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