ACPD-CALT SUMMER SESSIONS 2023
June 26 2023 11:00 am EST
Wellness in Law Schools: Talking about Techniques & Tensions
Presented in collaboration with the Association of Law Teachers (ALT) UK
Registration is required https://bit.ly/ALTCALTWellness
This session will be available as a recording on the ACPD-CALT.org website at a later date
Institutions related to the legal profession in many jurisdictions have begun to recognize a serious and, it seems, increasing, level of mental unwellness amongst lawyers as well as law students. This panel will focus on the question of wellness in law schools.
A set of Draft Guidelines on Mental Wellbeing in Legal Education prepared by
- Emma J. Jones, Sr. Lecturer and Director of Student Wellbeing at University of Sheffield School of Law UK,
- Professor Caroline Strevens, University of Portsmouth, UK
- Professor Rachael Field, Bond University, Australia;
- and Dr Colin James, ANU, Australia,
- UK Association of Law Teachers
- International Bar Association
will be shared with all participants.
The Panel will reflect on some of the many complex tensions which arise in efforts to promote wellness in law schools. These tensions include whether wellness initiatives should be broadly or narrowly targeted, the extent to which wellness initiatives themselves can create more time pressure on students, and the problem of limited resources, particularly for evaluation studies. Specific initiatives that Panellists have been involved with will also form part of the discussion. Contributions and questions from all participants will be welcome time permitting. Specific initiatives that Panellists have been involved with will also form part of the discussion. Contributions and questions from all participants will be welcome time permitting. All registered participants will receive a copy of the Draft Guidelines and an annotated list of resources on wellness in law schools.