Adventures in Higher Education, Happiness, and Mindfulness
7(2) British Journal of American Legal Studies (2018 Forthcoming)
57 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2017 Last revised: 18 Sep 2017
Date Written: August 18, 2017
This Article recounts my unique adventures in higher education, including being a Princeton University freshman mathematics major at age 14, Harvard University applied mathematics graduate student at age 17, economics or finance faculty at multiple schools, first-year law student at the University of Chicago, second- and third-year law student at Stanford University, and law faculty at multiple schools. This Article also candidly discusses my experiences as student and professor and openly shares how I was able to achieve sustainable happiness by practicing mindfulness to reduce fears, rumination, and worry in facing adversity, disappointment, and setbacks. This Article analyzes why law schools should teach law students about happiness and mindfulness. This Article discusses how to teach law students about happiness and mindfulness. Finally, this Article provides brief concluding thoughts about how law students can sustain happiness and mindfulness once they graduate from law school.
Keywords: Higher Education, Happiness, Mindfulness, Well-Being, Legal Education
JEL Classification: A22, A23, I21, I23, I26, K00, K10, K30
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