Promoting Law Student and Lawyer Well-being in Australia and Beyond

Field, Rachael, Duffy, James, & James, Colin (Eds.) (2016) Promoting Law Student and Lawyer Well-being in Australia and Beyond. Emerging Legal Education Series. Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Farnham, Surrey.

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Abstract

"University can be a psychologically distressing place for students. Empirical studies in Australia and the USA highlight that a large number of law students suffer from psychological distress, when compared to students from other disciplines and members of the general population. This book explores the significant role that legal education can play in the promotion of mental health and well-being in law students, and consequently in the profession. The volume considers the ways in which the problems of psychological distress amongst law students are connected to the way law and legal culture are taught, and articulates curricula and extra-curricula strategies for promoting wellbeing for law students. With contributions from legal academics, legal practitioners and psychologists, the authors discuss the possible causes of psychological distress in the legal community, and potential interventions that may increase psychological well-being. This important book will be of interest to legal academics, law students, members of the legal profession, post-graduate researchers as well as non-law researchers interested in this area."--Publisher website

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ID Code: 96203
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: Psychological well-being, Lawyers, Law students, Mental health, HERN
ISBN: 9781472445292
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 15 Jun 2016 03:40
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 22:01

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