Podcasts on law student well being

Dean David Jaffee shares exciting news about a new podcast series on law student mental health.  Below is his announcement:

“I write to share with you a new podcast series, The Path to Law Student Well-Being,sponsored by the Law School Assistance Committee to the American Bar Association Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP).

The inaugural two-part episode is available here, just below the live Twitter Town Hall taking place this Wednesday.

This episode features two short conversations with Dean & Professor of Law Michael Hunter Schwartz of the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law and Professor Larry Krieger of the Florida State University College of Law and is moderated by Professor Susan Wawrose of the University of Dayton School of Law.

  • In the first part of this episode, Dean Schwartz and Professor Krieger suggest ways individual faculty members can notice, engage with, and support students they suspect are in distress.
  • The second part identifies steps faculty can take to promote student well-being through their teaching in the classroom and includes simple actions for law school administrators.

The podcast series is a response to the call for action in the 2017 National Task Force Report The Path to Lawyer Well-Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change, which was sent to all law schools last fall and sets out specific action items for the legal community, including some specific steps for judges, regulators, employers, bar associations, lawyer assistance programs, and law schools.

We hope you will share the news of these new podcasts widely with your faculty, staff and colleagues to help bring awareness to the ABA’s Law School Mental Health Day tomorrow, March 28, and to encourage discussion and action within the law school community around the critically important of topic of law student well-being.”



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