Awareness and the Legal Profession: An Introduction to the Mindful Lawyer Symposium

61 J. Legal Educ. 634 (2012)

7 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2012

Date Written: April 2, 2012

Abstract

This article introduces the Mindfulness Symposium, which includes five articles that developed out of the Mindful Lawyer Conference held at U. California-Berkeley in 2010. The article explains mindfulness and its growing importance in the legal profession, situates it among other curricular innovations, summarizes the articles in the symposium, describes other mindfulness curriculum developments, and offers resources.

Keywords: Mindfulness, awareness, contemplative practices, meditation, professionalism

Suggested Citation

Riskin, Leonard L., Awareness and the Legal Profession: An Introduction to the Mindful Lawyer Symposium (April 2, 2012). 61 J. Legal Educ. 634 (2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2048502

Leonard L. Riskin (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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