DO WE REALLY WANT TO KNOW? RECOGNISING THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENT PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING IN AUSTRALIAN LAW SCHOOLS

  • Kath Hall

Abstract

Recent research in Australia has suggested that law students are four times more likely than students in other degrees to suffer from anxiety and depression. The Brain and Mind Research Institute’s (BMRI) 2008 survey of lawyers and law students found that over 35% of the law students studied suffered from high to very high levels of psychological distress, and that almost 40% reported distress severe enough to warrant clinical or medical intervention. This contrasted with just over 17% of medical studentsand 13% of the general population. Similarly, a significant portion of the lawyers surveyed were found to suffer from elevated levels of anxiety and depression, with 31% falling in the high to very high levels of psychological distress.

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Published
Jun 30, 2009
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HALL, Kath. DO WE REALLY WANT TO KNOW? RECOGNISING THE IMPORTANCE OF STUDENT PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING IN AUSTRALIAN LAW SCHOOLS. QUT Law Review, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 1, p. 1-12, june 2009. ISSN 2201-7275. Available at: <https://lr.law.qut.edu.au/article/view/38>. Date accessed: 18 july 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.5204/qutlr.v9i1.38.
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