Lawyers play an important role in fostering the personal and relational wellbeing of their clients and the collective wellbeing of their communities. Law schools therefore have an obligation to inculcate in law students a commitment to the wellbeing of others. Pro bono teaching clinics offer an opportunity for law schools to do so, but developing and sustaining heroic virtues in law students is an enormous challenge. Law schools can draw upon heroism science to identify specific virtues to develop within the curriculum and to create a narrative around the law students’ educational experience that makes sense of the explicit focus upon inculcating those virtues and the importance of using legal expertise for the public good.
|Title of host publication||Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century: Applied and Emerging Perspectives|
|Subtitle of host publication||Applied and Emerging Perspectives|
|Editors||Olivia Efthimiou, Scott T Allison, Zeno E. Franco|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2018|