Female Law Students, Gendered Self-Evaluation and the Promise of Positive Psychology
25 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2012 Last revised: 1 Jan 2013
Date Written: July 5, 2012
For the last several decades, studies and surveys have shown that female law students perform worse and feel worse about their experiences in law school than do male students. Hidden in average figures, however, is a subgroup of female students who thrive. Positive psychology, focusing on what traits make people happy rather than how to alleviate depression, provides novel ideas of how to improve legal education for women without making accommodations specifically targeting gender.
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