On being a legal educator: responsible teaching for law justice and wellness

Claire Carroll, Rachel Spencer

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWellness for Law
Subtitle of host publicationMaking Wellness Core Business
EditorsJudith Marychurch, Adiva Sifris
Place of PublicationChatswood NSW Australia
PublisherLexis Nexis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780409350999
ISBN (Print)9780409350982
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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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.