By: David A. Grenardo, Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Imposter syndrome can impede a law student’s (and lawyer’s) ability to develop their professional identity. Several legal scholars acknowledge that an aspect of one’s professional identity includes their spiritual or religious beliefs and/or their faith tradition. The Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy recently published How A Person of Faith Can Address Imposter Syndrome in Law School on its Considerations blog. The short article briefly discusses the prevalence of imposter syndrome in law school, and it provides a number of ways that a law student of faith can address imposter syndrome.
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 See, e.g., Isabelle R. Gunning, Lawyers of All Faiths: Constructing Professional Identity and Finding Common Ground, 39 J. LEGAL PROF. 231, 269 (2015); Neil W. Hamilton et al., Empirical Evidence That Legal Education Can Foster Student Professionalism/Professional Formation to Become an Effective Lawyer, 10 U. St. Thomas L.J. 11, 29 (2012); Robert K. Vischer, Moral Engagement Without the ”Moral Law”: A Post Canons View of Attorneys’ Moral Accountability, 2008 J. Prof. Law. 213, 232 (2008).