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Making practice more affective: Emotional intelligence as a legal meta-competency

Jones, Emma (2018). Making practice more affective: Emotional intelligence as a legal meta-competency. European Journal of Current Legal Issues, 24(1), article no. 2.

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This paper examines the emergent interest in the affective domain that has become evident both within facets of legal education and amongst the legal profession. It argues that emotional intelligence is an important meta-competency which encompasses a range of emotional competencies that are crucial for entry into, and success within, the legal profession. Acknowledging the importance of emotional intelligence, unpacking the abilities and traits it encompasses, and using it as the beginning of a more nuanced, detailed examination of emotional competencies will successfully integrate the affective domain into lawyering in a way which is both professionally and personally beneficial. Therefore, emotional intelligence should be included as an integral part of both legal education and training and also continued professional development for solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Author
ISSN: 2059-0881
Keywords: Law; legal profession; emotional intelligence; competence
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 55109
Depositing User: Emma Jones
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 10:18
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 09:16
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