Call for Papers

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Call for papers is now open - closes 1 December 2023

In 2009, the landmark report Courting the Blues: Attitudes towards depression in law students and legal practitioners was published by the Brain & Mind Research Institute, confirming that Australian law students and legal professionals shared similar issues in relation to their mental health and wellness to their equivalents internationally. Since the last in person Wellness for Law Forum in 2019, we have endured the myriad uncertainties wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on both the teaching and practice of law. In February 2024, we invite you to join us to reflect on what we have achieved over the last 15 years and where we are going now, as we grapple with the lasting impact of an event that has re-shaped the world.

We are now calling for papers and panel proposals on the conference theme, including:

  • Student wellness, including diverse student cohorts
  • Wellness of law academics and the legal profession, including the judiciary
  • Wellness of clinic students, clinicians and practitioners in law clinics and internship placements
  • Indigenous perspectives on wellness in legal education and the practice of law
  • International perspectives on wellness in legal education and the practice of law

To submit a proposal for a paper or panel session to be presented in person at the Wellness for Law Forum, please complete form below and provide:

  • Paper proposal or panel session proposal title
  • Presenter details (title/s, name/s, position and organisation)
  • Abstract (up to 250 words)

Submit a proposal

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