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Penn Law to add mandatory coursework on well-being

Thursday, December 20, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joe Menden
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The University of Pennsylvania Law School will launch a pilot program this spring to integrate sessions on attorney well-being into mandatory coursework. 

The school says the program will be the first of its kind in the country at a top-tier law school.

In 2017, the American Bar Association reported high levels of stress, depression, and substance abuse among practicing lawyers. In response to the report, Penn Law developed the program on the importance of attorney mental health.

1992 College graduate John Hollway, associate dean and executive director of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, said the program will focus on the resilience and mindfulness of lawyers. The pilot program will be integrated as a module into the mandatory upper-level course titled "Professional Responsibility."