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The Wellness for Law Forum 2024 is being jointly hosted by Melbourne Law School and Monash University, Faculty of Law. This is an annual gathering of the Wellness Network for Law and its supporters, from academia and the profession. The Forum provides the opportunity for scholarship and good practice to be shared in a collegiate and supportive environment. In 2024, we welcome papers from around the globe in response to our call for papers.
Reflecting on the Past, Shaping the Future: Wellness for Law to 2030
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 will be calling for papers in mid-2023 on the conference theme, Reflecting on the Past, Shaping the Future: Wellness for Law to 2030, including papers relating to:
- Student wellness, including diverse student cohorts
- Wellness of law academics and the legal profession, including the judiciary
- Wellness of 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
We look forward to hearing from a number of international keynote speakers including Professor Caroline Strevens, University of Portsmouth.
- Friday 1 December 2023
Call for Papers closes
- Friday 15 December 2023
Paper acceptance notification