227.2 sec. 001 - Satisfaction in Law and Life (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Kristen L. Holmquist (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 10
From January 16, 2020
To February 27, 2020
Course End: February 27, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 32174
Class Number: 32174
Enroll Limit: 34
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
Recent studies have found alarming high rates of depression, anxiety, stress, and substance abuse among attorneys. Are lawyers doomed to be unhappy? Is there something about the profession -- or the people who choose to practice it -- that breeds unhappiness? Does the law school experience contribute to changing lawyers' mental health and behavioral habits for the worse? What can law students and lawyers do to foster their own satisfaction and the satisfaction of their colleagues?
This class will explore these questions using a variety of materials -- from scientific studies about mental health, to self-health guides drawing on the field of positive psychology, to works of popular culture exploring these themes. Among other sources, we will draw on the resources of Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, see https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Work Law
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