Mindful Lawyering

Chapter 15 in Legal Writing: A Contemporary Approach (Ann Sinsheimer, Teresa Kissane Brostoff, and Nancy M. Burkoff, eds., West Academic Publishing, 2014)

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Teresa Brostoff

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Ann Sinsheimer

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Nancy M. Burkoff

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law (Emeritus)

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Law students are facing increasing pressure to succeed in law school and the competitive job market, and they are experiencing increasing levels of stress as a result. One way law students can help to alleviate stress and become more focused in their studies is through mindfulness meditation. Students can learn to meditate through the instructions in this article and, with regular practice, can become more mindful, or present, in each moment. In addition, meditation is one positive way for students to become practice ready.

Keywords: mindfulness practice, stress reduction, wellbeing, law school, student success, legal profession, lawyers, meditation, self-awareness, self-management

Suggested Citation

Brostoff, Teresa and Sinsheimer, Ann and Burkoff, Nancy M., Mindful Lawyering (2014). Chapter 15 in Legal Writing: A Contemporary Approach (Ann Sinsheimer, Teresa Kissane Brostoff, and Nancy M. Burkoff, eds., West Academic Publishing, 2014) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2730743

Teresa Brostoff (Contact Author)

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )

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Ann Sinsheimer

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )

3900 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States
412-648-1281 (Phone)
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HOME PAGE: http://www.law.pitt.edu/people/ann-sinsheimer

Nancy M. Burkoff

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law (Emeritus) ( email )

3900 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States
412-624-2009 (Phone)
412-648-2648 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.pitt.edu/people/nancy-m-burkoff

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