This chapter will explore potential sources of duty for legal educators when confronted with evidence of psychological distress in law students. It will conclude that legal educators have obligations to act for a range of reasons, including that admission to the legal profession is partially contingent on their psychological wellbeing. It will review jurisdictional requirements for disclosures by law graduates regarding mental health when applying for admission. It will conclude that academics should collaborate to identify strategies which might facilitate their shared aspiration for change. It will propose that we reimagine classrooms and select optimal pedagogies which support student wellbeing.
|Title of host publication||Wellness for Law|
|Subtitle of host publication||Making Wellness Core Business|
|Editors||Judith Marychurch, Adiva Sifris|
|Place of Publication||Chatswood NSW Australia|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
Carroll, C., & Spencer, R. (2020). On being a legal educator: responsible teaching for law justice and wellness. In J. Marychurch, & A. Sifris (Eds.), Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business (1st ed., pp. 89-98). Lexis Nexis.