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227.2 sec. 001 - Satisfaction in Law and Life (Spring 2024)

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


Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 244
From January 11, 2024
To January 18, 2024

Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 134
From January 25, 2024
To February 22, 2024

Course Start: January 11, 2024
Course End: February 22, 2024
Class Number: 32645

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 31
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 31
As of: 05/29 11:56 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.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Wellness and Lawyering
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Work Law

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Required Books are in blue

  • The Happy Lawyer:Making a Good Life in the Law: Making a Good Life in the Law
    Nancy Levit, Douglas O. Linder
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    ISBN: 9780195392326
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined

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