Professor Brittany Stringfellow Otey Presents "Fostering Healthy Lawyers: Implementing Well-Being as a Learning Outcome" -- AALS Conference on Clinical Education
Professor Brittany Stringfellow Otey, along with professors Kendall Kerew of Georgia State, Gail Silverstein of UC Hastings, and Kelly Terry of Arkansas - Little Rock, presented "Fostering Healthy Lawyers: Implementing Well-Being as a Learning Outcome for Ourselves and Our Students" at the AALS 2021 Conference on Clinical Legal Education. The presentation explored how clinicians might best respond to the ABA's "Report from the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being" which found that the legal profession is falling short in promoting and ensuring the well-being of its members.
The panelists discussed two relevant proposed revisions to the ABA Standards: one requiring law schools to provide substantial opportunity for the development of professional identity, which encompasses wellness and well-being; and one requiring law schools to provide information on law student well-being resources. The panelists also provided participants with tools for implementation and assessment of well-being.
The AALS conference was held virtually on May 1.
Please click here for additional information on the presentation, Fostering Healthy Lawyers.