Law Student Wellness and Digital Disruption

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Given the high levels of stress and anxiety experienced by many law students, resilience is now recognised as an important element in the development of a healthy professional identity. But at a time when the practice of law is being disrupted by emergent technologies such as AIs and other sophisticated analytical tools, and traditional law firms are increasingly competing with new models for the delivery of legal services, what is the likely impact upon law student wellness? This paper explores the potential implications – both positive and negative – of digital disruption for law student wellness.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2018
EventAustralasian Law Teachers Association Conference: Law, Love and Revenge: Themes from The Merchant ... - Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Duration: 4 Jul 20186 Jul 2018


ConferenceAustralasian Law Teachers Association Conference
Abbreviated titleALTA 2018
OtherALTA has a long and proud history and it is a particular privilege for one of Australia’s youngest law schools to host the Annual Conference.

The Conference will be held in downtown Perth, at 57 Murray Street, home of the Curtin Law School in the city, from 4 – 6 July 2018.

ALTA has an important central function, to stimulate discussion and new ideas about teaching law.

Our conference theme is drawn from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, an iconic play that speaks to our times. They may not be ‘the best and worst of times’ but, we all live with great uncertainty, and in parts of the world, seemingly immutable enmities. We hope that the famous trial scene especially will provide ample material for stimulating discussion around a variety of themes. The plenary speakers and various supporting activities will explore the conference theme in various ways and thus provide a stimulating – and theatrical – backdrop for the conference proceedings and the discussions.

It is a singular honour for our young Law School to host a Conference that goes back to the middle of the 20th century, using as our leitmotif a play from the beginning of the 17th century. We hope to have some fun with it. And to learn much from each other.

Perth is a beautiful and serene location, and we hope you will take the time to visit the city, its museums and of course the surrounding countryside and wonderful vineyards. On behalf of the Curtin Law School I look forward to welcoming you to Perth and trust that you will have a wonderful Conference.
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