Wellbeing and the Legal Academy

Caroline Strevens (Editor), Emma Jones (Editor)

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This book provides a novel contribution to the wider bodies of literature on student and academic wellbeing by including a series of rich and nuanced discussions of specific aspects of the wellbeing of legal academics. It contains original research contributions on this topic drawing on insights from law, education and psychology and throws a spotlight on an emerging field of interest. In particular, it focuses attention on the need to understand the implications of workload, communication, competence, and community for academic wellbeing with the collection providing insight as to the amelioration of stress linked to these themes. Reference will be made to the key factors which influence each of these themes, such as the neo-liberal academy, the contours and staffing of the law school, the impact of COVID-19 and the role of values and ethics. Relevant theoretical perspectives relating to these themes, including self-determination theory and the notion of an ethic of care, will also be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages139
ISBN (Electronic)9783031206917
ISBN (Print)9783031206900
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2023

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Education
ISSN (Print)2211-1921
ISSN (Electronic)2211-193X


  • wellbeing in law schools
  • wellbeing of legal academics
  • health of legal academics
  • teaching and wellbeing in law
  • wellbeing and legal education
  • practices in legal education
  • legal academy and wellbeing

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