Helpful Tips For New Law Students on Optimizing Happiness

Law school is a privilege. It changes the way you see the world. It gives you the tools to “spot issues” (or in layman’s terms – to see danger at every corner). While “spotting issues” within the world helps make great lawyers, it does not always produce happy people. Issue spotting trains our brains to … Continue reading Helpful Tips For New Law Students on Optimizing Happiness

The Blank Slate and The Pursuit of Happiness

“Every man, wherever he goes is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day.” Bertrand Russell In western democracies, John Locke’s theory of the Blank Slate serves as a cloud of comforting convictions, which helped inspire┬áthe famous line “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” The … Continue reading The Blank Slate and The Pursuit of Happiness

The Happy Lawyer

In the Happy Lawyer by Nancy Levit and Douglas Linder, they discuss the ingredients for a happy life in the law. For a fulfilling career, we must satisfy three basic human needs: Competency – feeling capable while striving for mastery; Connection – belonging and feeling connected to others; and Autonomy – control over one’s life. … Continue reading The Happy Lawyer