The Legal Brain: A Lawyer’s Guide to Well-being and Better Job Performance
Cambridge University Press (Forthcoming)
16 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2021 Last revised: 28 Oct 2022
Date Written: January 6, 2021
This book addresses the lawyer well-being crisis by summarizing the studies that demonstrate that law students and lawyers suffer from high rates of anxiety, depression, burnout, substance misuse, and suicide risk; explaining relevant parts of the brain, and how stress impacts lawyer brain function; reviewing the neuroscience and psychology research that links brain health and mental strength to well-being; and providing an action plan for lawyers to enhance their well-being, optimize their performance, and improve their brain health and mental strength.
Keywords: lawyer well-being, neuroscience, brain health, psychology, mental strength
JEL Classification: I12
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