Mental Health and the Legal Profession

November 6, 2020

11:00 AM — 6:00 PM

This symposium, co-hosted by the Center on Neuroscience and the Law, the Center on Race, Law and Justice, and the Stein Center for Law and Ethics, will analyze how lawyers’ mental health is affected by the interplay between legal practice and contemporary societal stresses—in particular, the Covid-19 pandemic, racial violence and discrimination, and political polarization.  Participants will address whether, and how, current social and political stresses interact with conditions that, for decades, have challenged lawyers’ psychological and emotional well-being.  Scholars will also consider how individual lawyers and institutions of the legal profession should respond to this problem.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://fordham.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sUp70eQtRB2ek9GMsVyEGQ.

Contact: symposialr@law.fordham.edu