Professor of the Practice of Law University of Denver Sturm College of Law
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Meet Debra Austin

Dr. Austin teaches Lawyering Process and Professionalism and Well-being Skills for the Effective Lawyer. She received the University of Denver Distinguished Teaching Award in 2019 and the William T. Driscoll Master Educator Award in 2001.

Dr. Austin writes and speaks about how neuroscience and psychology research can improve the well-being and performance of law students, lawyers, and other professionals. Her presentations connect well-being to enhanced performance and ethical obligations, and they are accredited for general and ethics CLE in multiple states. Dr. Austin’s scholarship has been ranked in the top 10% of authors on SSRN by all-time downloads every month since August 2017. She is a contributing author on the 2017 ABA National Task Force Report on Lawyer Well-being – The Path to Lawyer Well-being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change.

Dr. Austin’s CV

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