Shailini Jandial George

Professor of Legal Writing

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Bar Admittance

  • MA
  • Federal District of MA
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals

Biography

Professor George teaches legal writing and her scholarship focuses in the areas of lawyer well-being, mindfulness, and the cognitive science of learning. She is the author of the recently released The Law Student’s Guide to Doing Well and Being Well (Carolina Academic Press), as well as the co-author of Mindful Lawyering: The Key to Creative Problem Solving (Carolina Academic Press), and law review articles on distraction and the cognitive science of learning and why law students need mindfulness training. Professor George was recently appointed to the Institute for Well-Being in Law’s (IWIL) Research and Scholarship Committee and is a member of the AALS Balance Section. Professor George is highly involved in the national legal writing community, having served on the Association of Legal Writing Directors (AWLD) Board, the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Research and Reasoning (LWRR), and has co-chaired the Diversity and Scholarship Committees of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI). Professor George is a graduate of Boston College Law School and clerked for the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts and most recently practiced insurance defense at Ryan, Coughlin & Betke, LLP before joining the faculty at Suffolk University Law School.

Professional Activities

Member and current co-chair of Diversity Committee, Legal Writing Institute; Member, AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research and Balance in Legal Education; Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Board Member 2018-2021.

Publications/Media

Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Smart? Distraction Addiction is Real, Bloomberg Law, available here

NBC Boston News Story on Smartphone Addiction (August 18, 2021).

Geek in Review Podcast Episode 125 (July 13, 2021).

Above the Law/Jabot Podcast: What Students Absolutely Need to Do to Ace Law School (July 2, 2021).

The Law Student’s Guide to Doing Well and Being Well (Carolina Academic Press, May 2021)

Mindful Lawyering: The Key to Creative Problem Solving (Carolina Academic Press, 2018) (co-authors Kathleen Elliot Vinson and Samantha Moppett)

The Cure for the Distracted Mind: Why Law Schools Should Teach Mindfulness, 53 DUQUESNE L. REV. 215 (2015)

Teaching the Smartphone Generation: How Cognitive Science Can Improve Learning in Law School, 66 ME. L. REV. 163 (2013)

Do Sexual Harassment Claimants Get Two Bites of the Apple? Sexual Harassment Litigation after Fitzgerald v. Barnstable County School Committee, 59 DRAKE L. REV. 41 (2010)

Promoting In-Depth Analysis: A Three-Part Approach to Teaching Analogical Reasoning to Novice Legal Writers, 39 CUMB. L. REV. 685 (2009)

Oral Argument: Practice Makes (Nearly) Perfect, 20 THE SECOND DRAFT 1 (2005)

Education

  • BS, Miami University of Ohio
  • JD, Boston College

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