Wellbeing and Transitions in Law: Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Emma J. Jones (Editor), Caroline Strevens (Editor)

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This book examines transitions from law school to the legal profession, and their impact on wellbeing. There is a significant body of evidence that suggests law student wellbeing is particularly problematic, partially due to the distinctive nature of law as a discipline. Similarly, there is a growing body of international evidence demonstrating poor levels of wellbeing within the legal profession, with lawyers suffering higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression than the general population. To date there has been no detailed consideration of the impact of these transitions on wellbeing, or discussion of the best ways to ameliorate any negative effects. This edited collection will explore a range of transitions, from entry into law school through to progression to managerial roles within the legal profession. Rather than focusing on discrete areas or chunks of time, this book focuses on the process of transitioning holistically.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages278
ISBN (Electronic)9783031276545
ISBN (Print)9783031276538, 9783031276569
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2023


  • legal education
  • legal profession
  • wellbeing in law
  • transitions
  • law school

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