Lawyering and Positive Professional Identities aims to help law students successfully navigate the demands of law studies and legal practice through the development of positive professional legal identities. It does this by focusing on the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for law students to be motivated and engaged learners, and psychologically healthy individuals.
The text will fill an important gap for many law schools seeking to enact the threshold learning outcomes for law by addressing these important topics in their curricula. It is a valuable guide for all law students who wish to maximise their success and chances of thriving at law school and beyond.
Positive lawyering knowledge and practice are central themes of this book, with a particular emphasis on lawyers’ roles as upholders of the rule of law, as dispute resolvers and as ethical professionals. Throughout, the authors provide practical, experience-based advice on the development of core skills for legal education and practice.
Table of contents
- A Positive Professional Identity for Lawyers
- What Lawyers Need to Know and be Able to Do
- Happiness, Hope and Optimism
- Lawyers as Reflective Professionals
- Lawyers as Lifelong and Independent Learners
- Lawyers as Ethical Decision-Makers
- Lawyers as Thinkers
- Lawyers as Resilient Professionals
- The Psychology of Legal Practice
- Lawyers as Upholders of the Rule of Law
- Lawyers as Ethical Professionals
- Lawyers as Managers and Resolvers of Disputes
- Lawyers as Advocates
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Innovative Legal Practices