Bringing together the current international body of knowledge on key issues for educating for well-being in law, this book offers comparative perspectives across jurisdictions, and utilises a range of theoretical lenses (including socio-legal, psychological and ethical theories) in analysing well-being and legal education in law. The chapters include innovative and tested research methodologies and strategies for educating for well-being. Asking and answering the question as to whether law is special in terms of producing psychological distress in law students, law teachers and the profession, and bringing together common and opposing perspectives, this book also seeks to highlight excellent practice in promoting a positive professional identity at law school and beyond resulting in an original contribution to knowledge, and new discourses of analysis.

chapter 1|13 pages

The ethics of well-being

Psychological health as the vanguard for sociological change
ByColin James

chapter 2|13 pages

Self-care as a professional virtue for lawyers

ByCaroline Strevens, Rachael Field, Nigel Duncan

chapter 3|15 pages


The flip side of the well-being coin
ByVivien Holmes

chapter 4|16 pages

Well-being and a positive professional identity in the legal profession

A snapshot of the UK Bar
ByRachel Spearing, Rachael Field

chapter 5|16 pages

Determined to be professional, ethical and well

ByAnneka Ferguson, Stephen Tang

chapter 6|15 pages

The information gap

A comparative study of the paradigms shaping perceptions of career success for law undergraduates and professional legal training students in Australia and the latent implications of non-professional legal career opportunities for law graduates in England
ByBarry Yau, David Catanzariti, Joanne Atkinson

chapter 8|14 pages

Connectivity, socialisation and identity formation

Exploring mental well-being in online distance learning law students
ByEmma Jones

chapter 11|15 pages

Resilience, positive motivation and professional identity

The experience of law clinic students working with real clients
ByNigel Duncan

chapter 12|14 pages

Meditation in legal education

The value added toward the well-being of law students
ByAnthony Cullen, Lughaidh Kerin

chapter 13|17 pages

Identity, well-being and law students

ByLydia Bleasdale, Sarah Humphreys