Janet Thompson Jackson
Inspiring People to Thrive in School, Work & Life
Bringing Lawyering & Wellness Together
Professor Jackson is a law professor with a driving philosophy – she believes that preparing students to be successful in the legal profession means helping them to manage the stresses inherent in law school and practice. Through her own experiences as an anxious law student and practicing lawyer, and now as a legal educator, yoga teacher, and wellness coach, she has established a highly synergistic set of knowledge and skills to guide students, lawyers, and other high-performing professionals to long-term wellness.
Read Janet's article, Legal Education Needs a Wellness Reckoning, published in a @BLaw Insight:
A Signature Wellness Program for Law Students and Lawyers
Well-Law is a signature program Professor Jackson developed for law students, legal professionals, and attorneys, especially those in their first 10 years of practice.
A study funded by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs found that law students, legal professionals, and lawyers abuse alcohol and drugs and experience mental health challenges at rates substantially higher than the average population. We are learning that the personal and professional impact of COVID-19 is making the situation worse.
Well-Law is designed to help those in the legal profession succeed, not in spite of their anxiety, but because they have tools to manage their work and life stresses
in healthy ways.
Teaching and Speaking Globally
Janet enjoys teaching and speaking internationally. She has taught law courses and given presentations in Tbilisi, Georgia and Budapest, Hungary, taught a summer law program in Utrecht, Netherlands, and was a visiting professor with the Faculty of Law for a year at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Helping Nonprofits Thrive
Janet has been in the nonprofit sector for 25 years, serving in the roles of executive director, nonprofit law educator, nonprofit consultant and strategist, and board member. She is a frequent speaker in the areas of nonprofit law & governance, diversity & belonging, and mindfulness.
Table & Mat™
Table & Mat brings together creatively exceptional cuisine, cooking and gardening demonstrations, yoga, meditation, and self-care workshops that leave guests feeling grounded, nurtured, and restored . Table & Mat is a joint venture of Savour the Harvest, LLC and ULOVEU, LLC.
Yoga & Mindfulness
Janet is a certified yoga teacher (200-RYT), certified wellness coach, meditation guide, and self-care mentor who is currently pursing certification in yoga therapy. She specializes in gentle and restorative yoga and has helped people manage chronic pain through yoga. Janet is the owner of ULOVEU Yoga, a mobile yoga business, and the founder of ULOVEU4Life™,a nonprofit organization that seeks to make yoga accessible to everyone regardless of lack of income, ability, age, or life circumstances.