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Promoting law student well-being through a first year law subject

By Rachael M. Field and James Duffy

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-First, the incidence of psychological distress in law students is uncomfortably high. -Second, we cannot identify with precision the exact factors that are causing this psychological distress. -Third, cross sectional studies (by themselves) cannot tell us whether it is law school that is creating these levels of psychological distress, or whether prospective law students already possess these attributes. -Fourth, if law school is somehow causing or contributing to this psychological distress, cross sectional studies (by themselves) cannot tell us when in the law degree psychological distress is most likely to occur

Topics: 180100 LAW, law school, psychological distress, depression, mental well-being, hope, resilience, curriculum
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:51480
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