The Lawyer Brain - Transform your Well-being and Develop a Performance Edge

18 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2021 Last revised: 8 Jan 2021

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Debra S. Austin

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Date Written: January 6, 2021

Abstract

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.

The Introduction and Chapter One of this work in progress are available for download here.

Suggested Citation

Austin, Debra S., The Lawyer Brain - Transform your Well-being and Develop a Performance Edge (January 6, 2021). U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3761367

Debra S. Austin (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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