Baylor Law was recently recognized in an article published on law.com for taking the initiative in addressing law students’ health and wellness while preparing them for the practice of law.
In a report released last Monday, the ABA provided an extensive series of recommendations to bar regulators, judges, law firms, and law schools for how to reform and address what it terms a crisis in lawyers’ well being and mental health. In the report, the ABA recommended leadership and professional development programs, noting that “studies confirm that positive leader behaviors can be trained and developed.” The ABA specifically recommended that law schools “include well-being topics in courses on professional responsibility.”
As Angela Morris observed in her article on law.com, “Baylor University School of Law in Waco includes well-being education among other topics in its Professional Development Program, which requires law students to take mandatory CLE-style programming throughout their three years in school in order to graduate. Students hear similar information at orientation.”
Following Baylor Law’s lead with its Professional Development and Leadership Development programs, other law schools are now adopting similar programs to address the self-care and stress management training that young lawyers need to become well-grounded and mentally-stable professionals.
1. Baylor Law Student who needs Professional Development Credits?
2. Recent Law Student graduate thinking about launching your own new firm?
3. Practicing lawyer interesting in starting or administrating a firm?
Click the link to take this quiz to find out whether you should RSVP to attend Legal Mapmaker™ this summer!
(There is no quiz, just the form to confirm your attendance. You should definitely go. See you there!)
Baylor Law Students: attend any half day of Legal Mapmaker™ and earn two hours of Professional Development credit! If you are planning on opening your own law firm after you graduate or if you would like the explore the idea of opening your own firm, you won't want to miss this once-a-year program!