Empathy in the legal profession and its role in shaping my career

John Salt


The incorporation of empathy skills in a legal setting has gained a considerable amount of traction in recent years and is deemed to be a core legal competency required as part of legal training.

This reflection aims to critique the use of empathy in a legal context and reflect on how my experience of working in the Student Law Office (SLO) has helped to deepen my understanding of both the role of empathy and requirement of using empathy as a tool to use in legal practice.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19164/sjppar.v1i2.874


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