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227.2 sec. 001 - Satisfaction in Law and Life (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Kristen L. Holmquist  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 21, 2021
To March 04, 2021

Course Start: January 21, 2021
Course End: March 04, 2021
Class Number (1Ls): 32136
Class Number: 32136

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 23
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 25
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

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

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Work Law

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  • The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law
    Nancy Levit, Douglas O. Linder
    Edition: 2014
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    ISBN: 9780195392326
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $15.75
    Price Source: user provided

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