It’s no secret that law school and law practice are demanding endeavors. The legal literature is replete with articles on the subject. In addition to the law school’s many student resources, the Law Library has you covered. The Law Library has numerous books in its collection that directly relate to coping with the demands of law school and beyond. Some of these books are temporarily behind the circulation desk on course reserve—stress relief. Below are a few sample books that you might find useful and can be checked out.
- Yoga for Lawyers (KF 310 A43 L67 2014)
The authors are both law graduates and know firsthand the demands of law school. With photos and description of various Yoga poses, this book covers such topics as Restorative Yoga, Yoga in the office and on the go, meditation and calming the mind just to name a few. According to the authors, the books offers “techniques that can be practiced at home, in the office, and even while taking a break in court.” They claim that their techniques, “can help you improve your law practice by shaping your ability to concentrate and bettering your overall state of mind and well-being.”
- The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation (KF 298 C47 2016)
This book provides a straightforward 8-week introductory program on meditation and mindfulness, created by lawyers for lawyers. For example, the book covers topics on:
- Simple meditation techniques
- Guidance for establishing a daily meditation and mindfulness practice
- Practical tools, including access to guided meditations and worksheets that allow one to track his or her progress
- The Reflective Counselor: Daily Meditations for Lawyers (KF 298 C633 2008)
This work offers a meditation-a-day, designed for law students and lawyers alike. Each daily entry includes an introductory quotation, followed by a reflection which is intended to inspire the reader toward optimal performance and well-being.
Remember, these and other books are currently located behind the Law Library circulation desk on course reserve. Stop by and browse at your leisure. The law librarians and staff are here to help you succeed in law school and beyond.