Well-Being Days & Spaces

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 PM EST

Webinar Description:

The AALS Section on Balance in Legal Education General Programming Committee is excited to present a six-part “Speed-Idea Sharing Series” on Promoting Well-Being in Law School.  Each session will feature a collection of brief presentations highlighting different approaches to promoting law student well-being, followed by Q&A and conversation. Session 1 will focus specifically on dedicated times and spaces for well-being events and experiences.

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Jill C. Engle, J.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Clinical Law, Penn State Law in University Park

Jill C. Engle is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Penn State Law in University Park. Previously, she was Director of Penn State Law’s Family Law Clinic, which represents clients in domestic violence and other family law cases. The Clinic also does policy work for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, among other organizations. Professor Engle’s scholarship examines gender-based violence, economic inequality, international human rights, racial justice, and best practices in legal education. Before teaching law, Dean Engle did public interest work, including with Head Start and the National League of Cities, worked in private law in State College and Washington, D.C., and taught media law at Penn State. While in law school she was part of the legal team with Morgan Lewis in Washington, D.C. that handled a pro bono appeal for a Texas death row inmate in federal court.

Professor Engle served as a law clerk for the Honorable Neal Kravitz on the D.C. Superior Court. Besides Morgan Lewis, she has also worked at commercial law firms in Bethesda, Maryland and State College, Pennsylvania. Professor Engle remained active in pro bono work while in private practice, and was a recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 2010 Pro Bono Advocate Award. During law school at American University, Engle was granted a Marshall-Brennan fellowship to teach Constitutional Law in an impoverished Washington, D.C. high school. Professor Engle serves on numerous national, state and local boards and committees regarding legal education, social justice, and the practice of law.




Julie Cullings, Assistant Director of Student Services, Pennsylvania State Dickinson Law

Julie Cullings has served as the Assistant Director of Student Services at Penn State Dickinson Law since 2019. In this role, she is primarily responsible for managing mission-critical student experience events, coordinating wellness initiatives, and overseeing student organizations and activities. Julie originally joined Dickinson Law in 2017 as a Co-Curricular Programs Coordinator for the Office of Student Services. She has more than 10 years of experience in higher education, having served in admissions, records and registration, and student affairs roles at Harrisburg Area Community College and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Julie holds a B.S. from Albright College and a M.Ed. from The Pennsylvania State University. She enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with her family.

ResourceWednesday Morning Wellness Walks




Laura FerrariDean of Students, Suffolk University Law School

Laura Ferrari graduated from Babson College with a B.S. in management.  She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, earning her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and M.B.A. from Suffolk’s Sawyer Business School.  In 2000, she joined the Suffolk University Law School Dean of Students Office where she has served as the Assistant Dean of Students, Acting Dean of Students and since 2006, the Dean of Students.  In this role, she counsels individual students and student groups, serves as the advisor to the Student Bar Association, is responsible for student policies and numerous student programs including new student orientation, and serves on several law school and university-wide committees, including the University’s incident team.





Chad Noreuil, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law, Arizona State University College of Law

Chad Noreuil teaches Legal Method and Writing, Legal Advocacy, Criminal Law, Prisoner Rights, and a course on passing the bar exam at ASU. He is a national lecturer for BarBri, and he teaches a seminar at law schools throughout the country on passing the bar exam (The Zen of Passing the Bar Seminar).

Before joining ASU in 2001, Professor Noreuil taught legal research and writing at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He was an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Illinois from 1996-2000, where he successfully litigated more than thirty jury trials. Prior to that, he taught Business Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During law school, Professor Noreuil was a managing editor of the University of Illinois Law Review.

Professor Noreuil has published two books on the bar exam, “The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam” and “The Arizona Bar Exam: Pass it Now,” and two books on law school success, “The Zen of Law School Success” and “Law 101: The Book and Documentary.” In addition, he has written three legal thrillers, “Imminent Danger,” “Cross,” and “Innocence Within,” which he is currently shopping for publication.

ResourceTwo Minutes of Zen Topics