Fit Your Own Oxygen Mask First: The Contemporary Neoliberal University and the Well-Being of Legal Academics

Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business (Eds. J.M. Marychurch & A. Sifris, LexisNexis), Forthcoming

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 19.26

Posted: 17 Jun 2019 Last revised: 3 Dec 2019

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Colin G. James

ANU College of Law - School of Legal Practice. Australian National University

Caroline Strevens SFHEA

Portsmouth Law School

Rachael Field

Bond University - School of Law

Date Written: June 6, 2019

Abstract

Research in several countries has confirmed earlier studies showing the well-being of law students may decrease significantly during their legal education. As law schools are expected to respond to these findings, attention is moving towards the well-being of legal academics themselves, since their direct interaction with law students may help prevent the decline of law student well-being, if not positively promote their well-being. There is a paucity of research on the well-being of law teachers and their capacity to support student wellbeing. However, there is an increasing number of broader studies on the likely effects of the neoliberal university on staff and students. This chapter follows and complements an earlier paper reporting on results of national surveys of UK and Australian law teachers conducted in 2015 and 2017.

Suggested Citation

James, Dr. Colin G. and Strevens, Caroline and Field, Rachael, Fit Your Own Oxygen Mask First: The Contemporary Neoliberal University and the Well-Being of Legal Academics (June 6, 2019). Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business (Eds. J.M. Marychurch & A. Sifris, LexisNexis), Forthcoming; ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 19.26. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3399884

Dr. Colin G. James (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law - School of Legal Practice. Australian National University ( email )

Canberra, ACT
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://https://legalworkshop.law.anu.edu.au/

Caroline Strevens

Portsmouth Law School ( email )

University House
Winston Churchhill Avenue
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2UP
United Kingdom
02392844240 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.port.ac.uk/school-of-law/staff/caroline-strevens.html

Rachael Field

Bond University - School of Law ( email )

Gold Coast, QLD 4229
Australia

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