Teaching Lawyers About Happiness
June 15, 2016
For the past six years I have been teaching law students about happiness. Not trying to make them happier—that is the province of student health types—but what happiness is (psychological and emotional well-being) and whether it should be encouraged and pursued in the practice of law. What I have learned is that today’s students have a keen awareness of the role of happiness in their own relationships and performance, and a deep hope it can be maintained in the demanding years ahead.