WellnessCast™ Conversation with Professor Heidi Brown, author of The Introverted Lawyer
Using her gifts as an introvert in an authentic way instead of forcing a persona that “just wasn’t me,” is how law professor Heidi Brown, author of the new book, The Introverted Lawyer, describes her journey as an attorney who did not fit the mold of the domineering litigator. Join Stanford Law Professor Joe Bankman and Sarah Weinstein, a lawyer and psychotherapist, for a deeply personal conversation with Professor Brown as she opens up about introversion and her struggles with shyness and social anxiety. In addition to offering specific techniques for embracing the power of introversion, the episode begins with a vivid ‘hard moment’ about an out-of-town deposition with exceptionally ill-behaved opposing counsel — featuring sports and cigars. We end with a discussion of our experiences trying out the wellness technique from last month and hearing about a unique technique that Professor Brown uses to thrive in her own life.
Professor Heidi K. Brown, JD, is the author of The Introverted Lawyer, A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Powered Advocacy. She is the Director of Legal Writing and an Associate Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. A prolific scholar and author on the importance of legal writing, Professor Brown has published four books on predictive and persuasive legal writing and federal litigation, as well as numerous scholarly articles for law journals. Inspired by her own experience conquering the fear of public speaking during her litigation career, she is passionate about helping law students and lawyers “find their authentic lawyer voices” and overcome anxiety about Socratic legal discourse.
- Professor Heidi K. Brown, JD, Brooklyn Law School, Director of Legal Writing and Associate Professor of Law, 250 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-780–7519; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy, Heidi K. Brown, http://www.theintrovertedlawyer.com
- Living Fully with Shyness and Social Anxiety: A Comprehensive Guide to Gaining Social Confidence, Erika Hilliard
- The Miracle of Morning Pages: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Most Important Artist’s Way Tool, Julia Cameron