Meditation in legal education: The value added toward the well-being of law students

Cullen, Anthony ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6594-8941 and Kerin, Lughaidh (2019) Meditation in legal education: The value added toward the well-being of law students. In: Educating for Well-Being in Law: Positive Professional Identities and Practice. Strevens, Caroline and Field, Rachael, eds. Emerging Legal Education . Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 158-171. 9781138477568. (doi:10.4324/9781351104401-12)

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Abstract

This chapter considers the value that meditation potentially adds to legal education. It begins by defining what meditation consists of as a contemplative practice. It then explores the introduction of meditation in law schools and reviews the rationale for its use in this context, including the potential for supporting law student professional identity formation. Next, the chapter focuses on the potential for meditation to develop student resilience. In light of the beneficial effects for resilience and the enhancement of well-being more generally. Broader institutional responsibility for issues of well-being are examined followed by the possibilities for further research on the efficacy of meditation. The chapter surveys the literature in the field, provides insight into the practice of meditation and reflects on the potential value added to student well-being.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © 2020
Editors: Strevens, Caroline and Field, Rachael
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 23240
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Educating for Well-Being in Law: Positive Professional Identities and Practice on 2020, available online: https://www.routledge.com/9781138477568
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Depositing User: Anthony Cullen
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2019 09:21
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 04:15
ISBN: 9781138477568
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23240

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