The Contemplative Lawyer: On the Potential Contributions of Mindfulness Meditation to Law Students, Lawyers, and Their Clients
Leonard L. Riskin
University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law
August 31, 2009
Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Vol. 7, pp. 1-66, 2002
This Article proposes that introducing mindfulness meditation into the legal profession may improve practitioners' well-being and performance and weaken the dominance of adversarial mind-sets. By enabling some lawyers to make more room for - and act from - broader and deeper perspectives, mindfulness can help lawyers provide more appropriate service (especially through better listening and negotiation) and gain more personal satisfaction from their work.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 67
Keywords: mindfulness, law practice, legal education, negotiation, active listening, dispute resolution, ADR, mediation, meditationAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 1, 2009 ; Last revised: September 16, 2009
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