Promoting Wellbeing in Law Schools and the Legal Profession

Australian and American research indicates that for many law students, symptoms of psychological distress begin early in law school and continue throughout their study of law and into their working lives. The Wellness Network for Law is a community of legal academics, practitioners and students who are committed to: first, addressing the high levels of psychological distress experienced in law; and second, promoting wellness at law school, in the legal academy, and in the profession. The Network seeks to achieve these aims through supporting a deeper understanding of the onset and causes of psychological distress, as well as through the development of strategies for preventing and ameliorating distress, and for fostering wellbeing, within law schools and the profession.

The 2013 forum will be an opportunity to hear about recent research findings and to discuss future projects and initiatives with like-minded colleagues.

Dates and Venue

Thursday, 21 February – Friday, 22 February 2013

Melbourne Law School
University Square, 185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

 Support for this activity has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The views expressed in this activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.