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Lawyers in Balance:  Mindfulness for Law Students

The study and practice of the law are, without a doubt, emotionally challenging. In addition to providing students with the mental skills necessary for practice, Georgetown Law offers a non-credit course that teaches and prepares students for the stressful lifestyle that often accompanies the legal profession. Adapted from a course for graduating students at Georgetown Medical Center, Lawyers in Balance teaches important skills that are not typically addressed in the classroom but are highly useful in your coursework, the profession, and leading a balanced life as a student and lawyer.

In small groups led by experienced Law Center administrator-facilitators, students in LIB will learn a range of stress reducing "mind-body" techniques, such as meditation, journaling, reflective discussion, and guided imagery. One-hour sessions will offer a new technique each week with time to practice the technique in class.

Spring 2018 Application and Schedule

LIB seminars meet once a week for seven weeks, beginning the week of February 5. Applications are due by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018. Note that the application is NOT first-come, first-served. All applications received by the deadline will be given equal priority.

In the application, you will be asked for a paragraph explaining your interest in the LIB seminar, and you will indicate your choice(s) of seminar times.

Application Form

Applications for Fall due by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 29, 2018

Contact Lawyers in Balance at LawStudentLife@georgetown.edu

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