The Lawyer Brain - Transform your Well-being and Develop a Performance Edge

12 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2021 Last revised: 25 May 2021

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Debra S. Austin

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Date Written: January 6, 2021

Abstract

This book addresses the lawyer well-being crisis by summarizing the studies that demonstrate that law students and lawyers suffer from high rates of anxiety, depression, burnout, substance misuse, and suicide risk; explaining relevant parts of the brain, and how stress impacts lawyer brain function; reviewing the neuroscience and psychology research that links brain health and mental strength to well-being; and providing an action plan for lawyers to enhance their well-being, optimize their performance, and improve their brain health and mental strength.

Suggested Citation

Austin, Debra S., The Lawyer Brain - Transform your Well-being and Develop a Performance Edge (January 6, 2021). U Denver Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-01, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3761367 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3761367

Debra S. Austin (Contact Author)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law ( email )

2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
United States

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