Sluggish. That word describes the pace of instruction and training concerning emotional intelligence in American law schools. This post, another installment in the Beyond the Blue Book series* on Psycholawlogy, briefly discusses some significant points in the history of legal education and emotional intelligence, provides a current perspective, and closes by offering some simple […]
We tell stories. This occurs naturally. These narratives help us comprehend the events which happen around us. We also construct life stories. These representations of our past, present, and anticipated future can foster self-understanding and personal meaning. Our life story helps us comprehend who we are and how we behave. Life stories also can build […]
Members of the legal academy and their students, legal leaders, and others who train and seek to develop lawyers should take note. Empathy plays a critical role in the health and well-being of law students and lawyers and in the experience of clients. The practice of empathic communication acknowledges and honors emotions and feelings in […]
Why should leaders of legal and other professional service organizations use emotional intelligence training to promote meaningfulness? A simple “It works” answers that important, relevant question. This post discusses highlights from a recent case study which provides empirical evidence that emotional intelligence training promotes learning about meaningfulness.
Scholars have documented many features of it which […]
Statistics, Stigma, and Sanism: A Public Health Warning About the “Perfect Storm” Heading Toward America’s Legal Profession
Is the bar nearly broken? Recently released findings from the most robust research study to date of the behavioral health of nearly thirteen thousand lawyers from nineteen states show some very disturbing facts about the American legal profession. Called for in 1990, and therefore long overdue, this empirical study conducted by the ABA and the […]
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