At Large Director

Professor, Suffolk Law School, Boston, MA

Professor Shailini George teaches legal writing, and her scholarship focuses in the areas of lawyer well-being, mindfulness, and the cognitive science of learning. She is the author of The Law Student’s Guide to Doing Well and Being Well (Carolina Academic Press), as well as the co-author of Mindful Lawyering: The Key to Creative Problem Solving (Carolina Academic Press), and law review articles on distraction and the cognitive science of learning and why law students need mindfulness training.

Professor George was recently elected to the Executive Committee for the AALS Balance and Wellbeing in Law Section and was the winner of the section’s inaugural section award in January of 2022. Professor George also was recently appointed to the Institute for Well-Being in Law’s Research and Scholarship Committee. Professor George is highly involved in the national legal writing community, having served on the Association of Legal Writing Directors Board, the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Research and Reasoning, and co-chaired various committees of the Legal Writing Institute.

After working several years at a private nonprofit community law firm that he and some law school classmates established after graduating from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, he became a trial deputy for the Federal Public Defenders Office from 1984 through 1988. During that time, he tried dozens of cases in district court and argued several matters before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In the following 20 years of private practice as a criminal defense lawyer, he tried many more cases in both federal and state courts and remained active in various bar associations and public interest scholarship foundations. He returned as a federal defender for a second “tour of duty” in 2008 and is a regular trainer for the national Defender Services Office of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in Washington, D.C. Raul is currently chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s Diversion Standards Task Force and serves as a co-chair of the section’s Alternatives to Incarceration and Diversion Committee.

Raul, a recovering alcoholic, has served on the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs and on the board of The Other Bar, Inc. (a California non-profit organization for legal professionals in recovery), and he is currently co-chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association Attorney Wellness Committee.