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Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Legal Profession$
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Emma Jones, Neil Graffin, Rajvinder Samra, and Mathijs Lucassen

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781529210743

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529210743.001.0001

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Catch ’em Early: Making a Lawyer

Catch ’em Early: Making a Lawyer

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(p.37) Two Catch ’em Early: Making a Lawyer
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Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Legal Profession
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Emma Jones

Neil Graffin

Rajvinder Samra

Mathijs Lucassen

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529210743.003.0003

This chapter explores how a number of the issues around mental health and wellbeing faced by the legal profession can be traced back to the legal education and training provided. Drawing on an international evidence-base relating to the wellbeing of law students, it considers how the professional identity formation of many professionals begins at an early stage and often involved the absorption of potentially unhealthy norms and expectations. In particular, it explores the notion that studying and practising law has a certain status and thus those who follow this route are in some way special or different – one of the key themes identified in this study. The chapter also considers the challenges which can arise when individuals enter the profession but are not provided with adequate training and support, often facing harrowing and difficult situations and cases, but being expected to simply carry on regardless.

Keywords:   Professional identity, Professional development, Professionalism, Legal education, Legal training, Lawyer persona

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