Lawyer Well-being and Self Care

Elective Course

Professor Bari Burke

2 Credit(s)
LAW 595

Students will explore the theoretical literature and practical aspects of "self-care" - practices students can use to begin to nurture their own well-being while living productive and meaningful lives as law students and lawyers. Ever-increasing empirical evidence documents the decline in health and well-being of lawyers and its interference with how well lawyers can serve society and clients. Substantial work has been done on what individual lawyers and firms can do to develop and sustain productive and satisfying law practices or other legal work. Class sessions will include discussions, meditation, reflective writing, guest speakers (both lawyers and self-care professionals), and practical exercises.