Happiness 101 for Legal Scholars: Applying Happiness Research to Legal Policy, Ethics, Mindfulness, Negotiations, Legal Education, and Legal Practice

Research Handbook on Behavioral Law and Economics, 271-93 (Joshua C. Teitelbaum & Kathryn Zeiler eds., 2018)

23 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2015 Last revised: 1 Feb 2018

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Peter H. Huang

University of Colorado Law School

Date Written: Jan 16, 2018

Abstract

This chapter offers legal scholars a brief introductory survey of modern happiness research. This chapter analyzes how happiness research can inform legal policy. This chapter explains how and why happiness research differs from and is related to behavioral economics. This chapter develops two conditions under which law and policy should care more about experienced happiness versus remembered happiness. This chapter develops connections among being happy, being ethical, and being mindful. This chapter illustrates how happiness research applies to and relates to negotiations and conflict resolution. Finally, this chapter considers how happiness research can improve legal education and legal practice.

Keywords: Happiness, Legal Policy, Mindfulness, Behavioral Economics, Negotiations, Legal Education, Legal Practice

JEL Classification: D60, D63, D69, I18, I21, I31, K00, K19, K39

Suggested Citation

Huang, Peter H., Happiness 101 for Legal Scholars: Applying Happiness Research to Legal Policy, Ethics, Mindfulness, Negotiations, Legal Education, and Legal Practice (Jan 16, 2018). Research Handbook on Behavioral Law and Economics, 271-93 (Joshua C. Teitelbaum & Kathryn Zeiler eds., 2018), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2562746

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