Addressing Mental Health and Well-Being in Law Schools: An Interview with Law Professor Shailini George

Today’s guest is Shailini George, a law professor at Suffolk University Law School. Her scholarship is focused on law student and lawyer well-being, mindfulness, and the cognitive science of learning. She is the author of the recently released “Law Students Guide to Doing Well and Being Well,” and the co-author of “Mindful Lawyering, The Key to Creative Problem Solving.” She and fellow law professor Lisle Baker, will be teaching a new law school course at Suffolk this year, “Preparing for Professional Success.”

Professor George is highly involved in the National Legal Writing Community, having served on the board of the Association of Legal Writing Directors, the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Research and Reasoning, and his co-chaired the Diversity and Scholarship Committees of the Legal Writing Institute. Professor George was recently appointed to the Institute for well-being in-laws research and scholarship committee and is a member of the AALS balance section.

Professor George in the News

“Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone? Here’s How to Fight It”NBC News, Boston

 “Shailini George on Law Students Doing Well and Being Well”Geek in Review podcast

Geek in Review Podcast Episode 125 (July 13, 2021).

“Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Smart? Distraction Is Real”Bloomberg Law

“What Law Schools Absolutely Need to Know to Ace Law School”Above the Law

“Shailini George on Doing Well on Doing Well and Being Well in Law School”Counsel to Counsel with Stephen Seckler, Esq.

 

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