Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business

Judith Marychurch (Editor), Adiva Sifris (Editor)

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This topical and highly relevant book covers the twin themes of mental well-being in legal education and in the legal profession. It comprises contributions from academics, legal practitioners and the judiciary. It includes papers that present ground-breaking empirical research into the area and contains personal insights from students and different levels of the profession, as well as strategies for supporting law students and young legal professionals. The topics discussed in the papers cover:
- the mental health of Australian tertiary students
- the lived experience of Australian law students and teachers
- the core business of supporting mental well-being in students
- transitioning to the profession: advice for young lawyers
- the lived experience of members of the profession
- the lived experience of the judiciary

The book was developed from presentations at the 9th Wellness for Law Forum, hosted by the University of Melbourne and Monash University in February 2019. It is important reading for all areas of legal academia and the legal profession.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChatswood NSW Australia
PublisherLexisNexis Butterworths
Number of pages291
ISBN (Electronic)9780409350999
ISBN (Print)9780409350982
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • wellness pedagogy
  • Wellness Profession
  • law and wellbeing

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